Money raised from the fundraiser will benefit USO sites across the United States, including Arizonasouth and center Californianorth Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, washington d.c., Baltimore, Caroline from the southand the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas.

Each USO will provide the most needed back-to-school supplies from the money raised and distribute them locally in July and August to meet the needs of their military communities. Since the Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign began, Freedom Mortgage has donated nearly 22,000 backpacks and more than 57,000 school supplies, including pens, notebooks and folders.

“We are grateful to Freedom Mortgage for their support and partnership with the USO,” said the USO Northeast Region Chairman. Rebecca Parkes. “Together, we bring great joy to military children and families across United States as they prepare for a great return to school. The USO thanks the employees, customers and management of Freedom Mortgage for their support of service members and their families.”

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Freedom Mortgage collected school supplies in collection bins placed at company offices across the country. In 2020, the company moved to a virtual campaign in which employees bought backpacks and school supplies online and shipped them directly to individual USO centers. Backpacks were then assembled and distributed at drive-in events at each location.

Last year, Freedom Mortgage only accepted monetary donations and allocated the funds to USO centers to purchase much-needed school supplies. This year, the company will continue to accept cash donations and will also offer employees in three states the opportunity to drop off school supplies in collection bins at their offices.

Freedom Mortgage invites everyone to participate and donate online to the Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign (running until July 15th) to allow USO Centers to purchase the exact items children in their communities need by visiting

Click here to see a short video highlighting this year’s fundraiser and Rucksacks to Backpacks program moments over the years.

The Freedom Cares Team provides opportunities for Freedom Mortgage employees, family members, friends, and customers to support their local communities as well as veterans and those currently serving in all branches of the U.S. military and their families. For more information, visit

About USO

The USO strengthens American military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation. In hundreds of places around the world, we are united in our commitment to connecting our service members and their families through countless acts of kindness, comfort and support. The USO is a private non-profit organization and not a government agency. Our entertainment programs, services and tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and to learn more about USO, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Founded in 1990 and based in Boca Raton, Florida, Freedom Mortgage is an independent, full-service mortgage company that provides mortgages through retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. One of the largest non-bank mortgage lenders/services in the nation, the company is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Colombia, Porto Ricoand the US Virgin Islands. Freedom Mortgage was the #1 VA and #1 FHA (Government Insured) lender in the United States in 2021 (Inside Mortgage Finance, 2021) and one of the largest philanthropic supporters of the USO mortgage industry in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company is also known for its dynamic work environment where all team members can thrive. In 2021, Freedom Mortgage was named one of Newsweek’s Most Loved Places to Work as well as Best Places to Work UNITED STATES. Additionally, the company recently joined the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll for being recognized for the seventh time as one of the fastest growing companies across the country. Freedom Mortgage’s mission is to promote homeownership for all consumers across America. For more information, please visit Freedom Mortgage.


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