Local Hampton Roads Virtual Raffle to Support Military Nonprofit

Chelsea MandelloSep 30, '20


NORFOLK, Va. – On Friday, October 2nd, Troopster will launch its second virtual raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will support Troopster Military Care Packs, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the morale of deployed U.S. troops through personalized care packages.

Troopster is a local, veteran owned and operated 501c3 charity that helps families and communities to send care packages to the service men and women deployed overseas.

The Hampton Roads  October Basket Raffle will take place from October 2 - October 16 for local participants. All raffle baskets will be hand delivered by Troopster to the winners. There are 18 baskets being raffled off, all are family friendly and donated by local Hampton Roads businesses such as the Virginia Aquarium, The Book Exchange, and Mission Barbeque.. Baskets being raffled include items such as children's activity books, movies, fitness classes, art and craft sets, boutique hair care products, grilling sets, outdoor enthusiast baskets and more. Baskets are valued at more than $1300.

“We are very excited to hold our second Hampton Roads virtual basket raffle,” Said Chelsea Mandello, founder of Troopster. “All baskets were donated by local companies such as Mission BBQ, the BookExchange and the Aquarium.”

“There are so many great baskets being raffled off,” said Elisabeth Rusch, Operations Assistant Manager at Troopster. “There is something for everyone.”

Those interested in winning a Hampton Roads Virtual Raffle basket can enter to at https://troopster.rallyup.com/fallraffle

Supporters can also receive information by texting 'HR-Raffle' to 855-202-2100.

Troopster’s first virtual raffle was held earlier this year in April.  

Virtual Raffle Schedule:

Raffle opens: October 2nd

Raffle closes: October 16th at 2 p.m.

Raffle drawing: October 16th at 2:30 p.m.

About Troopster. (video)

About Troopster

Troopster® is a leading cause-driven organization that supports the U.S. military community through the vanguard of care package services. Troopster has sent more than 12,000 care packages to troops deployed across more than 22 countries. Founded in 2015, Troopster is veteran-owned and operated, and headquatered in Norfolk, Virginia, home of the largest naval military installation in the world. To learn more about Troopster®  or to send a military care package, please visit www.troopster.org.