Desert Schools Matches Donations for Our Troops!

Desert Schools VolunteersWith the holidays right around the corner, our long-term partner, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, is going above and beyond to help us make this the most wonderful time of the year for our deployed military heroes.  From now through December 26th, Desert Schools will be matching thousands of dollars in monetary donations from the community to help Packages From Home.  100% of the funds raised and matched by Desert Schools will purchase postage for the care packages to send to our troops who could really use a little extra love as they spend the holidays away from their home and families. 

“Each care package costs just under $17 to send to our heroes,” says Sarah Perry, Director of Fundraising at Packages From Home, “and we’re expecting the cost to increase again after the first of the year.  Together, Desert Schools and the community can make a huge impact on our holiday care package output for the men and women who are really missing their families and feeling pretty low this time of year.  Every dollar helps – especially since Desert Schools is generously matching each donation that comes in!”

If you would like to make a holiday contribution for our troops and have Desert Schools match your donation, please visit and:

  1. Select the Donate button. Enter the amount you would like to contribute. Select either the Paypal or Card option. 
  2. On the next page, you will see a blue plus sign that gives you the option to add a note to our troops.  In this space, please type “Desert Schools,” as this will activate the donation matching. 
  3. Complete your payment and pat yourself on the back for doing good for our heroes!

Desert Schools also encourages the community to make in-kind donations to help fill the care packages (view our Wish List to see the items needed and requested by our troops).