Operation Embracing Lonely Families (E.L.F.)
20th Anniversary Gift Card Drive
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
The Officers' & Enlisted Club of Connecticut
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Donation: $25.00 per person, Fully Tax Deductible
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- Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer and soda
- Wine and mixed drinks available for purchase
- Raffle Prizes
100% of your donation will be used to purchase a gift card to support a military family in need
RSVP required. Not later than 29 November 2021.
In 2001, then Lieutenant Governor M. Jodi Rell, lead an initiative across Connecticut that afforded an opportunity for the generous residents of our State to show their support for Service Members and Families separated during the holiday season due to deployment. The effort was an overwhelming success and in the months that followed, local businesses, organizations, school systems and residents continued to seek ways to illustrate their appreciation and respect for the service and sacrifices made by those in uniform and their Families. In the Fall of 2002, Lieutenant Governor Rell’s initiative gained an official name – Operation Embracing Lonely Families (E.L.F.).
In its 20 years, Operation E.L.F. has generated thousands of new, unwrapped toys, gift cards for grocery and department stores, seasonal services such as lawn care and snow removal and tax-deductible monetary contributions to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides emergency financial assistance and scholarships to eligible members of the Connecticut National Guard, Organized Militia and dependent Family members.
This years Operation ELF event will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021. As a leadup to this year’s Operation ELF, a fund-raising event is being held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Officers & Enlisted Club of Connecticut, State Armory, 360 Broad Street, Hartford CT. Hours are 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
All monies raised will be used to purchase gift cards to support military families in need. Donations are $25.00 per person. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Wine and mixed drinks available for purchase. Raffle prizes.
RSVP no later then November 29, 2021. You can register and donate at this website by clicking on the donate button.
Thank you for your support.
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