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Yorkville Businessman Wants to Send Christmas Care Packages to Troops

Real estate investor Jeff Nydegger seeks names of area troops to send packages.

A Yorkville man wants to make sure American troops from the Yorkville area receive a taste of home this Christmas.

Yorkville real estate investor Jeff Nydegger, a former combat veteran who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is seeking the names of local servicemen and women deployed overseas so he can send them a Christmas care package.

Nydegger remembered what it meant to receive care packages during his own time in the U.S. Army and wants to make sure current troops experience the same thing. While there are numerous organizations that ship care packages to the troops, Nydegger said he wants to make sure troops from Kendall County know the people from home are thinking of them.

“Supporting our men and women serving our nation overseas is a privilege. They have taken the risk of doing so, we should support the who, even if we don’t support the what,” Nydegger said in an email. “Supporting our local troops impact the community and builds cohesiveness in our own area.”

Working with his real estate colleagues from Kendall Partners, Ltd., and members of his Bible study class, Nydegger will send the care packages to the deployed troops.

“We just need the names,” he said.

If people do not have names, but wish to help the effort, he said they will accept toiletries, candies, games, magazines, DVDs, shirts, socks, hats and other sundries to include in the care packages.

Nydegger can be reached at jeff@kendallpartnersltd.com.

Kevin December 05, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Great idea Jeff! Would love to be involved in any way we can!
Michelle December 06, 2012 at 01:36 AM
A wonderful lady in Joliet has been doing this for years. I'm sure she has a list of more names than she can send packages to, might be willing to share. http://operationcarepackages.org/
Jeff Nydegger December 06, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Thanks for everyone contacting me so quickly in response to is article. Even if we cannot get items to the soldiers before Christmas, I know first hand that just getting a package ANYTIME deployed is really appreciated. Items can be dropped off at our Yorkville office. It's located behind the Post Office in the 3 story office building. We're located on the third floor (we have an elevator), Suite 302. We're open M-F 830 am to 5pm. If you need to drop of any other time, please just email me through this article or call the number below. Thanks for all the support and God Bless! Kendall Partners, Ltd 651 Prairie Pointe Dr. Suite 302 Yorkville, IL 60560 Office: (630) 882-3339

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