It’s time to give & get back again! Camp Foster Exchange Shoppers can support Military Relief Funds beginning Aug. 1

by Kenneth Sampsell, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
Stripes Okinawa

Camp Foster – Camp Foster Main Exchange shoppers can help support Soldiers, Airmen and military families in need and receive coupons for future Exchange purchases with their donation.

From Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, the Exchange is holding its second “Give and Get Back” donation period for 2018. Shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief (AER) and Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) right from the register. For every $5 donated, shoppers will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at the Exchange.

The first donation period in May brought in more than $136,000 from Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores worldwide for the funds, which provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational programs and offer community programs that improve the quality of life for service members and their families. In just this first donation period, Exchange shoppers donated more than half of last year’s total of $258,000.

“It’s moving to see the generosity of our Camp Foster family,” said Exchange Sales Area Manager Josephine Miller. “So many Camp Foster shoppers didn’t hesitate to give and help those going through difficult circumstances. It’s an honor for the Exchange to be a part of this wonderful program.”

The coupons are valid from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11. There is no limit to the number of coupons shoppers can earn, and the coupons can be redeemed in store or online at

The final donation period will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

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