Author Archives: Operation Gratitude

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.

#SayThanks to Troops, Veterans and Military Families

What do you want to say to our nation’s service members and veterans? What message do you want to relay to their families at home? Now is your chance — capture your gratitude in a photo and we will help you share … Continue reading

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A Nationwide Network of Volunteers

At Operation Gratitude, we receive emails from across the country every day asking how people can get involved in their own communities: “I’m interested in learning more about ways my family can be involved helping military veterans and families in our … Continue reading

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Today and every day, we say “Thank you”

Today is the day we remember the price that was paid for our freedom. Some of the brave men who took part in the Battle of Normandy are still with us. We can never say “Thank you” enough. Over the … Continue reading

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Have You Said “Thank you” Lately?

5 Simple Ways You Can Join Operation Gratitude to Say “Thank you” to Troops and Veterans: 1. Organize a Collection Drive of “Wish List” items. 2. Round up unwanted, used cell phones for recycling. 3. Knit or crochet gifts of love for … Continue reading

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“…we are forever indebted…” — Memorial Day 2014

“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives … Continue reading

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A New Program is Born!

Operation Gratitude had the distinct honor of inaugurating its “New Recruit Care Package Program” at the United States Naval Academy on May 16, 2014.  The OpGrat team of Marty & Rick Martin (CA) and Brigid and Dan O’Neill (NY) greeted and … Continue reading

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Every Care Package Counts

Dear Friends, Our Troops need you. They need to know they are remembered and appreciated for the sacrifices they make each day. All of you — our dedicated supporters — have made a tremendous difference in service members’ lives over the … Continue reading

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