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Charitable Giving

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting the young men and women in our communities who are enlisting into the Armed Services after graduation. All donations go to our OCS Communities to support their events and our national office.

Please remember that Our Community Salutes is non-profit organization and that your generous gift is tax deductible.

GoFundMe

 

Donate by Credit Card or Paypal
Help support our AmericaSalutes event coming in July. For more info, click here.

Credit Card

 

Donate by Credit Card or Paypal
Donations can be made by credit card through our PayPal account. We welcome all levels of contributions. Your gift is tax deductible.

Combined Federal Campaign #73228

 

Donate Through a Combined Federal Campaign
OCS is listed as an official charity with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Please use Our Community Salutes CFC No. 73228.

 

Postal Mail

 

Donate by Mail
To donate by mail, simply download the form from the link below and mail the completed donor form with your check to our national office for further distribution to our communities.

 

Volunteer

OCS recognition events are uplifting, inspiring and a great way to bring your community together by recognizing our young men and women enlisting into our Armed Forces.

Want to help plan an OCS event? Make a phone call to a potential sponsor? Act as a liaison with a service branch career recruiter? From banquets to auditorium events, we have something that will fit your interests and let you join in the spirit of camaraderie. Individual, groups, organizations and businesses alike can demonstrate their commitment by volunteering to help with a local OCS chapter. We welcome all volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skills.

We appreciate your desire to help, as all of our local OCS chapters are made up of volunteers just like you. Please contact your local chapter to learn about volunteer opportunities. Begin here to find a local chapter.

 

To find a local OCS Community, visit our Communities page and search by state for a community in your area. Once you find a community, call or email the primary contact provided for that local community and let them know that your interested in volunteering to help. Community chapter organizers are eager to talk to people interested in supporting their local OCS Community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Your unique talents will make a real difference in volunteering, and you can choose from volunteer positions that match your interests and offer flexible scheduling. Join us and discover how rewarding it is to be an OCS Community volunteer.

Volunteer activities at local OCS Community chapters can include:

  • Finding sponsors for the event
  • Working with local recruiters
  • Event planning and setup
  • Working with high school seniors, parents and guidance counselors
  • Help with promoting the event through blogging, social networking and outreach
 

While most OCS events are open to all members of the community, attendance at some events are by invitation only due to limited venue size or service type, for example, attendance at an auditorium-held event or small banquet hall. To attend an OCS activity or event, please contact your local OCS Community.

To contact a local OCS Community leader, visit our Communities page and search by state for a community in your area. Once you find a community, call or email the primary contact provided for that local community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
"We welcome all volunteers and the support they provide to our communities. Without your help, many of these special events in honor of our young men and women would not happen. With sincere gratitude and respect for all who volunteer, a very special 'Thank You' for all that you do."
Ken Hartman
Founder and Chairman, Our Community Salutes

Spread the Word

 

Support OCS by forwarding our website to a friend, blog about us, Tweet about us, like us on Facebook, or forward our videos YouTube.

Write About Us

Help recognize and honor the young men and women of your community who have chosen to enlist into the military by writing about them in a blog post, a tweet, or by posting a comment to your Facebook or Google+ page and sharing with your friends and colleagues.

 

Ideas for blogging, tweeting or posting to Facebook can include:

  • Why your son, daughter or family member has decided to join the military.
  • When they are entering the service and what branch they will be serving.
  • What they will be doing while in the military, i.e., what is their “military occupational specialty” or MOS.
  • Photos of them at their OCS event.
  • Photos of them in uniform after graduation from boot camp.
 
 
 

While most OCS events are open to all members of the community, attendance at some events are by invitation only due to limited venue size or service type, for example, attendance at an auditorium-held event or small banquet hall. To attend an OCS activity or event, please contact your local OCS Community.

To contact a local OCS Community leader for an interview, visit our Communities page and search by state for a community in your area. Once you find a community, call or email the primary contact provided for that local community.

 
 
 
 
 

Yes. OCS Community organizers are available for interviews by the press and online bloggers.

To contact a local OCS Community leader for an interview, visit our Communities page and search by state for a community in your area. Once you find a community, call or email the primary contact provided for that local community. Community chapter organizers are eager to talk to people interested in supporting their local OCS Community.

 
 
 

Sponsor

 

We’re proud to provide support from our sponsors who have an interest in serving the needs of your our military community.

OCS works with brands that better the lives of our enlistees and their families. Sponsoring or advertising at an OCS event will create an authentic and lasting relationship with your brand and our graduates, enlistees, families and the communities of our OCS chapters.

Contact us to see what opportunities can help your brand reach the enlistees and families of our communities.

Start a Community

Looking to start an OCS recognition ceremony in your community? It begins with a commitment from a few volunteers in a given community who are willing to plan and implement an OCS graduation ceremony in their community.

People from just about every occupation imaginable are involved in leading an OCS chapter, including parents, educators, retired generals and senior non-commissioned officers, university presidents, small business owners, and other leaders with a community.

Our national office receives and approves requests from local community leaders to start an OCS chapter in their community. To be considered as an official OCS chapter, please begin here.