Monthly Archives: November 2010

600,000th Care Package to be Shipped by Operation Gratitude

OPERATION GRATITUDE TO HIT UNPRECEDENTED MILESTONE DECEMBER 11 Organization Celebrates Shipment of 600,000 Care Packages to Troops All across the country, we will have cause to celebrate on Saturday, December 11, 2010 as the 600,000th Operation Gratitude Care Package rolls … Continue reading

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Presents ready for troops, but need postage

Charity organizations across the country have been collecting everything from blowup reindeer and hand-knit scarves to mp3 players and guitars all year long, planning to brighten the holidays for troops deployed far from home. The task at hand is finding … Continue reading

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KLOS Radio Interviews Blashek

Popular Los Angeles DJ personality Cynthia Fox interviews Operation Gratitude Founder, Carolyn Blashek, who discusses the variety of ways that listeners can participate to help send care packages to service members serving overseas. The interview will be broadcast in Southern … Continue reading

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150,000 Troops Still in Harm’s Way

From time to time, I like to share letters from our troops to offer a glimpse into their lives and circumstances, and to convey their thoughts on the importance of our care packages.   Today, however, I am making an exception … Continue reading

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The Power of a Package

This time of year, I am always reminded of the two most powerful emails I have received since the start of Operation Gratitude–they were written by the same person: a Staff Sergeant with whom I had worked in 2006 to … Continue reading

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Heroism

If you ever needed a reminder as to the sacrifices our loved ones make for us, last night’s “60 Minutes” segment on  Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta addressed that need.  In a moving interview, SSG Giunta described the events that transpired in … Continue reading

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10 Ways to #SOT (Support Our Troops) in November

With Veterans Day and Thanksgiving this month, November is the perfect time of year to express our gratitude to the courageous men and women of the United States Military. Here are 10 simple, yet meaningful ways you can say “Thank you.” 1. Nominate a … Continue reading

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Calling All Knitters, Crocheters and Crafters

PLEASE NOTE: To receive up-to-date information on the Scarves for Troops Project, please sign-up for our Mailing List. For project instructions and FAQs, please read this earlier blog post: Scarf, Hat, Cool-Tie Project Details.“I am so grateful to be able to give … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude and CafePress Spread Cheer with Launch of Customizable Holiday Photo Cards Benefiting Our Troops

CafePress, the leading source for custom printed products, has launched a special initiative to generate support for Operation Gratitude with customizable holiday cards. You can now send holiday cards customized with your own photos and text and benefit our Military … Continue reading

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