|To our valued vendors,
We're still thanking all of you for your support throughout last year's successful holiday campaign, but we have even bigger plans in store for We Believe 2018.
We hope you'll join us this season by giving our sailors and their families the holidays they deserve. Our goal is to go even further — with more meals, more moments of surprise and delight, and more holiday wishes made true. But more important than any single program, our aim for 2018 is to heighten the sense of family and community throughout the season.
None of this would be possible without your generosity. It's this spirit of togetherness that infuses the season with magic. In fact, that's exactly what our customers told us in stores, on social channels, and through countless gestures of gratitude. Their praise was a stirring reminder of how much our shared efforts mean to families who face the holiday season apart — many with oceans and time zones making the separation even more pronounced. Your contributions kept them connected and cared for in ways that, even if only for a moment, make those distances disappear.
This year, our goal is to bring our military families together like never before. We're generating excitement in early October with our birthday celebration,
where we'll treat our customers to unprecedented levels of service to make their visit memorable. We'll keep the momentum going with our Toy Test Drive and Veterans Day celebrations, followed by NEX Cares events, holiday meals, layaway payoffs, and granted wishes through November and December. Sprinkled through it all will be more events and surprises that give Navy families reason to gather at their NEX stores, connect with their loved ones, and experience heartwarming feelings of extended family. It's your generosity that brings all this to life.
Knowing that the Navy Exchange serves those who serve us in the most profound ways, we ask you to please consider maximizing your level of support to give our heroes and their heroic families the brightest holiday possible.
Show your support in 2018 and see how last year's contributions touched so many lives.
EVP, Global Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer Navy Exchange Service Command
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063