Supporting the Troops with Holiday Shopping

With the onslaught of the shopping season, we can help you avoid the traffic and crowds: Do your Holiday shopping from the warmth and comfort of your own home and Support Our Troops at the same time!

Here are 4 Easy Ways to Shop and Support our Troops:

1. Shop on our eBay page to support Operation Gratitude!

We recently listed lots of new items and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Operation Gratitude to pay for the shipment of more Holiday Care Packages!

Look for items with the blue and yellow “Charity Ribbon” and the words “DIRECT SELLER” and “OPERATION GRATITUDE” (all in caps) in the listing title.

New items are added weekly–sometimes even daily–so please visit the page often between now and the end of the year holidays (and throughout the year too!).

On our eBay page, you can also buy great Operation Gratitude “Swag”– logo’d items including t-shirts, tank tops, keychains, pins and other items nowhere else to be found (except at our Armory)!

Also: We welcome your donations of items for us to sell on eBay.  Suggested items to donate: Collectibles; jewelry; electronics; video games; gaming consoles; new clothing, etc.  Maybe you have items hiding in your garage, attic or closet–don’t forget them too!  You can receive a tax write-off for the donated item (we will provide an acknowledgment of receipt), and the proceeds from the sale help us send care packages to the troops!

2. Check out several other vendors supporting Operation Gratitude on our Vendors With Great Ideas page. The donation amount from each purchase varies by vendor.

3. Don’t forget to trade-in your old Smartphone! You will receive cash for your phone PLUS Smartphonetradein.com will donate $5 to Operation Gratitude for every trade-in! Learn more and trade in here: Smartphonetradein.com

4. And of course, you can always make a donation directly to Operation Gratitude in honor of a loved one, colleague or friend. We will provide our lovely Tribute card(s) that you can send or give in person to your honoree(s). What a beautiful and meaningful Holiday Gift! Click here to make a gift that makes a difference: DONATE NOW

Or send a check payable and addressed to:

Operation Gratitude
P.O. Box 260257
Encino, CA 91426-0257

Donated “Wish List” items and letters must be sent separately (with a Donation Form) to:

Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: RECEIVING

Find helpful shipping tips, cost-saving ideas and important donation information here.

                        Happy Shopping & THANK YOU for your support!

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, New Recruits, 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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