Frequently Asked Questions

What does USO stand for? USO stands for United Service Organizations.

Is the USO an agency of the Federal Government? No. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable corporation chartered by Congress in 1941 that relies on donations from individuals, organizations and corporations to support its programs.

Will the USO ship a homemade care package? No, we are unable to ship a care package you personally assemble. However, we do invite businesses and organizations to assist in the collection, assembly and fundraising for our care package effort for Christmas in July (May through June). For more information, contact Kristen Lowe, Center Operations and Programs Manager, at klowe@uso.org.

How can I volunteer for the USO? If you’re ready to start your volunteer service, take the first step by creating a volunteer online account. If you still have some questions about volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, contact the location nearest you.

How can I contribute to Liberty USO? A tax-deductible donation to Liberty USO can be made online via a secure server or by calling 215-365-8010. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check or money order made payable to “Liberty USO” to:

USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ
PA National Guard Armory
2700 Southampton Road, Room 228
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Is my contribution tax deductible? Yes. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by federal law.

Can I use the USO logo to fundraise on your behalf? The USO, the USO logo and tagline are registered trademarks of the United Service Organizations, Inc. Use of the name, logo and/or tagline without written permission of the USO is prohibited. Approval for use of the USO logo may be requested from the USO Communications Department. Contact USO Communications at 703-908-6400 or send an e-mail to info@uso.org.