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Press Release   Wednesday, October 16, 2019 PACKAGES4PATRIOTS DONATION BY SCHAFFER AUTO BODY AND THOSE GUYS CAR CLUB.             


Schaffer Auto Body in Elk Grove Village along with Those Guys Car Club, sponsored an AUTO SHOW on September 14, 2019 at the shop’s location on Higgins Road in Elk Grove.  They had over 75 Custom and restored cars on display.

Proceeds from the event were earmarked for the Packages4Patriots organization, who has provided thousands of pounds of needed personal items, prepared foods and other items to our armed forces in harm’s way. The check was presented by Brandon Kwiatkowski, Tim Touhy, and Dan Kwiatkowski from Those Guys Auto Club and Schaffer Auto Body. Accepting the check for P4P was Board Member Lynn Hefley. .

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Thank you for all the ways you have supported Packages4Patriots(P4P).  We see God working powerfully in this ministry and we see Him working through you as well.  It is because of your countless prayers, generous donations, and volunteer hours that P4P is able to fulfil our mission and bring Christ-centered support to soldiers in harm’s way.

Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”  Today, Jesus still chooses to carry out his mission through P4P and you.

Each P4P care package deeply touches soldiers in harm’s way and puts smiles on their faces.  These P4P care packages express your respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military in an active hands-on manner. 

This week a volunteer asked me, “how many care packages have we sent since our start in June of 2010.

Today I checked our records.

For Operation World Christmas 2022, that was just completed, packed, and shipped; 

113 care packages were shipped

1,708 pounds of donations were included in the packages

$1497.52 was the cost of postage needed by the USPS to ship these packages internationally.

After checking with the USPS here is what P4P has shipped since our start in June of 2010:

7,574 care packages

128,608 [pounds or 64.3 Tons

A soldier in Romania took a picture of his care package contents and shared with us. We loved seeing what all we shipped to him and we're feeling a little proud.

We say good-bye to one of our most faithful volunteers, Frank Whitecotton.  He will be missed by so many! 

Frank W. Whitecotton, age 83, of Mt. Prospect, passed away May 7, 2019. Beloved husband of Delores “Jane” Whitecotton. Loving father of Tim (Cheryl) Whitecotton, Dan (Melissa) Whitecotton, and Randy (Rebecca) Whitecotton. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Savannah, Julianna, Ethan, and Alison. Dear brother of Jan (Jack) Swarm, Ronald (Sally) Whitecotton, and Bill Whitecotton. 
Frank was born May 30, 1935 in Bagley, Iowa. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Aircraft Mechanic for 29 years at United Airlines. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or to Packages 4 Patriots, 150 Lions Dr, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 
Memorial visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 605 W. Golf Rd., Mt. Prospect.