Make a Difference with the Thunderbird Veteran’s Club

Jenn Calaway

Jenn Calaway

First Year Student and President of the Thunderbird Veterans Club

The Thunderbird Veterans Club is proud to present: “Packages for Troops in the Park,” a unique, in-person opportunity to volunteer with fellow TBirds in the great outdoors! The event brings 20 TBirds together at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix on April 24, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in a socially distanced manner. The cost has been covered for TBirds, and all are welcome to attend! Be sure to reserve your spot now, though, because there are a limited number available. 

A local non-profit organization, Packages From Home (PFH), will guide Thunderbirds in creating more than 150 care packages for troops stationed overseas in a fun, assembly-line fashion. Participating volunteers will compete in friendly, team-building leadership games to win special items that will then go into their teams’ care packages.

The packing party will include an introduction announcement by PFH staff with its founding story, impact of the organization, and packing instructions. Each package will include a personal note from the packer (you!) We will also hear from TBird veterans who have received care packages and what it meant to them during difficult deployments. After the event, be sure to stick around for the “End of Semester Picnic” hosted by Thunderbird Student Government, an opportunity to engage with more TBirds from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As previously mentioned, space is limited, and registration is required, so secure your spot today here: https://forms.gle/ELGax bVLS6QkQ49

Park address: 67 W Culver St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (exact location within the park will be shared prior to the event).

For questions, contact Jenn Calaway at jcalaway@tbird.asu.edu.

This event is sure to foster friendship, camaraderie, leadership, and teamwork. Let’s go, Tbirds!

About Packages From Home

Packages From Home serves Active Duty US military members stationed or deployed overseas (to include military working dogs & military K9 teams), as well as homeless, transitioning, and at-risk veterans by providing them with requested food, hygiene, and entertainment items to boost morale and quality of life.

About Thunderbird Veterans Club

The Thunderbird Veterans Club’s mission is to maintain the heritage that our beloved school was founded upon to bridge the gap between civilian and veteran student populations at Thunderbird. We envision a brighter future where our global mindsets unite to bring peace and prosperity to all. To learn more about the backgrounds of the Thunderbird Veterans Club’s brave members, read about how Jenn’s military service led to her global mindset here, or read about how a blanket inspired Manny Salazar’s global mindset here.

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