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 Hometown Hero Online & Donate Wish List Items at Victory Motorcycle Dealers:

~Drop off donated items and receive a free Victory Military Salute pin.
~Nominate a true Hometown Hero with your own video that tells us why he or she is special.
~Vote for the video of your favorite hero, and the Hometown Hero with the most votes will receive a free Victory motorcycle!

2. Order personalized, Holiday Photo Cards and 10% of your order will benefit Operation Gratitude.

3. Keep knitting and crocheting those beautiful scarves.  Nothing sends warmth and love like a hand-made item!

4. Write Letters to our Troops!!
Teachers: Request free greeting cards for coloring by your students to say “Thank You.”

5. Order Magazine subscriptions for yourself, for the troops or as gifts and 40% of your order benefits Operation Gratitude.

6. Great Ideas page: Get an early start on all your Holiday Gift shopping on the Operation Gratitude site!
Children’s clothing, jewelry, patriotic and holiday merchandise, salsa, chocolate fudge, art, electronics, boots, party supplies, books and Operation Gratitude apparel can be found all on one page — and all purchases benefit Operation Gratitude!

7. Recycle Cell Phones

8. Donate your old vehicle: car, boat, RV, motorcycle

9. Send your Beanie Babies, WebKinz and Halloween Candy: Put smiles on our troops’ faces and help them put smiles on the faces of children in Afghanistan.

10. Donate $15/package to ship a personalized Operation Gratitude Care Package to a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine serving in harm’s way this holiday season. Let them know they are not forgotten.

If you would like to make a donation in someone’s honor or memory, beautiful tribute gift cards are now available.

And last but not least, we have a treat for you:  We are giving YOU 5 chances to win 5 great prizes in the “Guess the Candy Weight 2010″ Contest.   How much Halloween candy do YOU think Operation Gratitude will receive this year?  Let us know and the 5 closest guessers will win very exciting gifts!  Check it out: Guess the Candy Weight 2010

The Operation Gratitude volunteers have already started assembling and shipping the Holiday Care Packages!  We appreciate all who have contributed in any way to making these packages so personal and special. We still have 40,000 more packages to go, so please continue to support our efforts in any way you can!

All our best wishes for a joyous and healthy Holiday season.

The Operation Gratitude Team

Operation Gratitude Volunteers

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to say "Thank You" to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.
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3 Responses to 10 Ways to #SOT (Support Our Troops) in November

  1. Stan says:

    As usual I missed something the first time around. I tried again and found your site welcoming and wish you all the success in your efforts.

  2. Debbra says:

    Dear Friends, Happy veteran’s day!!

    My family and i simply planned to wish America’s twenty-five million veterans a very happy Veterans Day. Also lets me quote veteran’s day quote which I actually like:

    ““Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.” -Lyn Yutang”. . .

    In case you actually have got to have info on Veteran’s Day parties, special discounts, it’s The historical past, movies and more and more, Military.com contains an awesome on-line repository with everything else to assist. .

  3. What a wonderful Website and cause! Thank you for all you do! (I blogged about this site today at: http://singleagainonlinediary.blogspot.com/2010/11/kindness-for-troops-and-veterans.html

    Happy Veteran’s Day!

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