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Loot Crate and Operation Supply Drop Partner Up to Help Veterans and Active Duty Military ‘Geek Out’ this Holiday Season

Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC, and Austin, TX (December 15, 2015)Loot Crate™, the company behind the popular Loot Crate and Level Up monthly subscription services for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers, is proud to enter its first partnership with military charity Operation Supply Drop (OSD) –  the world’s most generationally relevant support organization for veterans and active duty military. Understanding that the holidays can be especially hard for military members and their families, Loot Crate has donated 2,000 crates, including its new premium Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Limited Edition Crate, for military holiday parties in select U.S. cities and overseas “Supply Drops” (video game themed care packages). Significantly additional Loot Crate donations are planned for 2016.

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Loot Crate’s themed mystery boxes contain collectibles, apparel, gadgets, art and other epic gear from the hottest entertainment and consumer product companies in the world, including Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Nintendo, Hasbro, Mattel, Minecraft and many more. Each month’s theme features a mix of the best in pop culture. Past themes include: Galaxy, Time, Cyber, Heroes, Villains, Unite and more. Each crate includes 4-7 items (many of which are exclusively manufactured for Loot Crate), with an average combined retail value of $45. Most recently, Loot Crate unveiled several new Limited Edition crates to celebrate some of the biggest brands in the world, including Star Wars™, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, Mass Effect, Fallout 4 and Doctor Who.

“At Loot Crate, we strive every day to curate a collection of products that elicits surprise, joy, and just plain fun,” said Jacob Shin, VP of Marketing at Loot Crate. “Through our new partnership with Operation Supply Drop, we hope to bring that same experience to both veterans and active military, who sacrifice so much for all of us.”

“As a retired veteran and avid gamer, it is amazing to see the support that companies like Loot Crate provide active duty military and veterans globally. We are well aware of how much joy receiving a box of goodies brings to veterans and those deployed in service of their country,” said Ray Whitaker, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Supply Drop. “Having consistently delivered amazing surprises in their crates, this partnership with Loot Crate will allow us to further brighten the days of those recovering from military service related injuries and an invaluable respite to those servicemen and women deployed in high stress environments.”

2,000 Loot Crates have been handed out to military members and their families at seven Operation Supply Drop events through this holiday season. For more information, please visit www.operationsupplydrop.org.


ABOUT LOOT CRATE

Loot Crate™ was founded in 2012 by an entrepreneurial team of geeks and gamers who thought that online retail was missing the sense of community, interactivity and mystery that we fell in love with at shows like Comic-Con and PAX. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.

ABOUT OPERATION SUPPLY DROP

Founded in 2010, Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that brings veterans and civilian supporters together. Focused on combating depression, suicide, homelessness, and unemployment, OSD is the world’s most generationally relevant veteran support organization. It serves U.S., NATO, and ANZAC veterans and active duty military via three core programs:  The Teams (local volunteering and support, uniting civilians and veterans), Supply Drops (video game care packages and morale building events), and Thank You Deployments (gaming insider, entertainment and other exclusive VIP experiences). To date, OSD has raised over (U.S.) $8 million in monetary and in-kind donations and served over 30,000 veterans and active duty military worldwide. For more information, please visit www.operationsupplydrop.org.

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