The City of Aurora's annual Gifts from Home program provides our hardworking active members of the military a reminder from their hometown during the holidays.
Gifts from Home supplies Aurora residents who are actively serving in the military - at home or abroad - with a gift box that includes mixed nuts, Aurora memorabilia and a card during the holiday season.
"Thank you, Aurora, for the awesome gift. Your support is truly appreciated," said Jeremiah Anderson Perez, a soldier in the United States Army who was surprised to receive his gift from home.
To register an active member of the military, visit www.aurora-il.org/GiftsFromHometo submit an online registration or email the following information to [email protected]:
- Active military member name and rank
- Complete military address as it should appear line-by-line
- Branch of service and current station
- Home address in Aurora
- Name, relationship and daytime phone of person submitting
"As a young soldier, receiving mail from home was heartwarming," said Mayor Richard Irvin, a veteran of US Army who served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. "Something like this from the City would have inspired me to work even harder."
To ensure timely deliver for the holidays, the deadline to submit information for this year's program is Friday, November 17.
Call 630.256.3371 for additional details.