Snowman Army Invades Local Lansing Area Neighborhoods

Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 10:57:22-05

This holiday season be on the lookout for an army of snowmen near you. JCI Lansing,

formerly known as the Lansing Jaycees, is getting ready to deploy Operation Snowman Army. Our

fundraiser is now accepting donations for invasions. We will be taking orders until December 20, 2018,

or while supplies last.

Anyone in the community can take part in the fun by sending a ‘Troop’ of 10 snowmen. The snowmen

will be deployed to invade a neighbors or friend’s lawn for approximately 48 hours. We are excited to

offer two new options this year! Businesses or organizations may be interested in a “Commander”

option which allows two snowmen to be branded with your company information to be deployed or

kept at your location. We are also offering a “Garrison” option which will provide hours of family fun by

purchasing your own snowman base and decorating kit, yours to keep! Requests can be submitted

through Donations begin at $20 dollars.

“This fundraiser began in 2011 and we look forward to seeing it expand each year. This is a unique way

to brighten someone’s day and promote community engagement.” – Said Chapter President Ilona

Castelein. Community member Valerie Grubb states that “I look forward to these snowmen every year

and love sending them to my older family and friends in the neighborhood to bring joy to them! The

little ones in the area often beg to walk by my house for selfies multiple times while they are on my


Money raised from the fundraiser will be used for future JCI Lansing community projects such as the

Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn. Funds will also help supplement the upcoming Stuff the Bus (Dec.

8th) event that assists families during the holiday season.

Snowman invasions are set to launch from Thanksgiving until after the New Year. See where they are

popping up by following the Operation Snowman Army Facebook page at or join the conversation with #JCILansingSnowman