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Family Video Announces: "MOVIES FOR THE TROOPS-2012"

Goal of sending 1 MILLION MOVIES to U.S. soldiers serving around the world.


We at Family Video have teamed up with customers for "Movies for the Troops 2012", in which we hope to ship 1,000,000 movies before the end of November to entertain the members of our armed forces stationed around the world.

Through the generosity of our customers, we are proud to provide the gift of entertainment to the brave men and women around the world protecting and defending our freedom. Last year, we were able to donate over half a million movies!


Soldiers in Afghanistan with a shipment of our movies

Soldiers in Afghanistan with a shipment of our movies

Soldiers in Afghanistan with a shipment of our movies

Family Video President Keith Hoogland noted, "The 'Movies for the Troops' campaign is quickly becoming a Holiday Tradition in our company and among our customers. It is a way for us all to provide a small token of gratitude to our servicemen and servicewomen for their tireless efforts to defend our freedoms. Our goal is to allow the troops the chance to unwind with some great movies, and to give them a small bit of relaxation to show our appreciation while they serve our country."

Already, a large supply of DVD movies has been in heavy rotation at numerous U.S. military bases throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Hoogland.

Ed Sebbas of the Family Video store in Houghton, Michigan commented, "My brother served in Afghanistan and told me that the best part of his day was the movie before bed."

Our store personnel have long established a history of community involvement. All store managers organize local events on a regular basis, including food drives,
blood-drives, costume-themed contests, and adopt-a-pet initiatives, to name just a few popular events. The idea for a movie drive for the troops started in 2008, when a Family Video manager in Sumter, South Carolina spearheaded the collection of movies for a local U.S. military base. The program was so successful, it was expanded to the rest of the company. In order to get to our goal of one million movies for the troops, we need your help!


Family Video has created a number of options for you to help:

1. Donate online (either a dollar amount or by purchasing select movies).Click here to donate online.

2. Visit any one of our 765 Family Video stores in the U.S. and purchase specially discounted movies for only $2, or any regularly priced movie for sale for donation. For a store location near you, please use our Store Locator.

3. Donate movies from your own collection by dropping them off at any U.S. store or sending them to: ATTN: TROOPS, 2500 Lehigh Ave., Glenview, IL 60026.

To add a personal touch, please include a hand written note and we'll be sure to pass it along. Special stationery is available in our U.S. stores.

Soldiers in Afghanistan with a shipment of our movies


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View the 'Movies For The Troops - 2012' Press Release

Last year's effort, Operation: Entertain the Troops, has been mentioned on:
ABC News Channel 5 (Cleveland, OH)
Times-Villager (Kaukauna, WI)
Wellsville Daily (Wellsville, NY)
STL Today (St. Louis, MO)
Petosky News (Petosky, MI)
Home Media Magazine (www.homemediamagazine.com)

Pictured on this page are of US soldiers who were happy to receive care packages full of movies from their friends at Family Video!