"Movies for the Troops 2012" collection is underway

Family Video has teamed up with customers for “Movies for the Troops 2012”, to ship 1,000,000 movies before the end of November to entertain the members of our armed forces stationed around the world.

With help from customers, the video stores donated more than half a million movies during the campaign in 2011.

Soldiers in Afghanistan with a shipment of our moviesSoldiers 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.”


Family Video has created a number of options:

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

2. Visit any Family Video store 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, click the 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.

Family Video says you can even add a personal touch, by including a hand written note and they will be sure to pass it along. Special stationery is even available in the stores.