Operation Gratitude’s Military Support Programs

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Did you know that Operation Gratitude volunteers send more than 150,000 care packages every year?

Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities.  To do so, we have developed these unique care package programs, each with the goal of saying “Thank You” to our heroes:

NMCB 26Deployed Troop Care Packages: Our volunteers assemble and ship our hallmark Operation Gratitude Care Packages to deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, each package personally addressed by name.

Recruit Care Packages: Our “New Recruit” Care Package program thanks our newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their life in service to our nation by presenting a Care Package to them on Graduation day from Boot Camp.

Battalion Buddy Packages: We send cuddly stuffed animal “Battalion Buddy” packages to the children of deploying service members. Each Battalion Buddy wears a tag saying: “Hi Brave Young Warrior! I am your Battalion Buddy. I am here to cuddle with you while your Mommy or Daddy is away.” (Important: For Battalion Buddy Requests Please have your rear detachment or family readiness coordinator contact us at BattalionBuddy@gmail.com – or if you are familiar with the family readiness coordinator, please forward them our information — so we can arrange to send Battalion Buddies to all the children of your unit. We wish we had the resources to be able to ship to individuals but it is not within our mandate and we apologize that we cannot fulfill requests on an individual basis.)
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Veterans Care Packages: We coordinate with VA Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Veterans’ Groups & Homeless Veterans Support Organizations to provide care packages for Veterans of all generations to let them know they are never forgotten and because “It is never too late to say, ‘Thank You.’”

Wounded Warrior Packages: Our “Purple Heart” Care Packages provide comfort items to troops recovering in Military Hospitals and Wounded Warrior Transition Units.

Care Packages for Care Givers: In recognition of their sacrifice and devotion, Operation Gratitude sends special greetings and appreciation to wives, mothers and sisters (or male relatives) who are caring for their wounded warriors.

First Responder Care Kits: Essential supplies are collected, assembled into easily transportable kits, and provided to emergency response teams deploying into crisis situations.

Military Family Care Packages: Disaster Relief Supplies and basic necessities, including food, toiletries, household products, blankets and clothing are given to Military families and Veterans facing financial hardships and homelessness due to catastrophe, unemployment, PTSD, illness or injury. 

To learn how you can support any or all of these programs, check out this blog post or email OpGrat@gmail.com

To request packages for Deployed Troops, visit our website or email OpGrat@aol.com

NewBatBud2To request Veteran, Recruit, First Responder or Military Family packages, email OpGratVet@gmail.com

To request Battalion Buddies for a deploying unit, email BattalionBuddy@gmail.com

To request Wounded Warrior or Care Giver packages, email OpGratWW@gmail.com

For Corporate donations or employee volunteer opportunities, please contact Dana@OperationGratitude.com

Make a financial donation today — Every $15 pays our shipping and assembly costs to send another care package: Donate Online Here

Thank you for your generous 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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7 Responses to Operation Gratitude’s Military Support Programs

  1. Pingback: Donate Cell Phones & Smartphones to Benefit our Military | Operation Gratitude Blog

  2. Jack Benton says:

    Reblogged this on EHS Safety News America and commented:
    Help continue to Support this wonderful organization. :)
    Thank you!!

  3. _kaitie_ says:

    Reblogged this on Sweet Thanks for Troops: The Marshall Plan and commented:
    Check out Operation Gratitude’s programs! Love them!

    -Kait

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  5. Victoria says:

    Love Operation Gratitude! We are busy crocheting hats and scarves for the troops here in Oregon because we think they are AWESOME!!

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