Take Your Pick — A Variety of Ways to Help Put a Smile on Every Service Member’s Face!

We hear from people all across the country who want to join in to support deployed service members and our patriotic cause — but because they live far from our Los Angeles-area location, they think they can’t. Not true! There are many, many ways to take part!

For starters, check out these links and flyers for great ideas:

Ten Easy Ways to Support the Troops

Letter Writing and Letter Writing for Teachers (See “Take Time to Say ‘Thank You for Serving!'”)

Cell Phone Recycling

Donate Your Car through Cars for US Troops

Handmade With Love: Scarves, Hats and Cool-Ties

Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet

You are welcome to reproduce and use the flyers — if you make any changes, please first email a copy to info@operationgratitude.com to get approval before making multiple copies.

IMPORTANT: Need to ship donations to us? Please visit our Donation & Shipping Info page.

Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, watch our inspirational YouTube channel videos, join our Mailing List, make an online financial Donation and — most importantly — please tell your family and friends about what we do! We cannot continue our efforts without YOUR help!

Questions? Send us an email: Info@OperationGratitude.com We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you!

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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19 Responses to Take Your Pick — A Variety of Ways to Help Put a Smile on Every Service Member’s Face!

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  2. We at Old Pueblo Knitter’s Guild here in Tucson have sent over 700 scarves since I first discovered OpGrat a few years ago. In fact we’re gearing up for our fall mailing as I write this! Our son AND our son-in-law are both in the military and both have been deployed. Our son received a package from you during each of his three deployments. Those are special boxes I can assure you! They are worth the effort, the time it takes to pack, and the money to send as they are a true treasure from home. And, I dare say that that handwritten note is probably more valuable than most all of the other contents. Thank you so much for all you do! Barb in Tucson

    • Barb, MANY THANKS to you and all your fellow Old Pueblo Knitter’s Guild members for your generosity and hard work to make 700 scarves over the years!! It is an honor and privilege for us to be able to support your son and son-in-law and all who volunteer to serve in our U.S. Armed Forces — our care packages are simply our way of thanking them for all they do on our behalf. But truly, we could NOT do what we do without the help and support from people like YOU. So again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  4. diane baker says:

    hi, my son is in afgan. and I would like to do whatever i can to help the men over there. My income is very small, but anthing else i can do to support them please let me know as I would love to do anything i can. Please email me at dibakr@aol.com. Whatever i can do is not to big to ask as i would be glad to do anything i can to supprt them all. God Bless and Protect them each and every one. Diane

  5. We are a small group of people at a little Church, called Temple City Grace Baptist Church, in Temple City, California 91780. Though we’re small in number, our church has a very big heart, and everyone receives a real blessing when they supply items to be sent to our troops. We pray for all of you every day, and we’ll be sending some scarves soon. Ladies of Grace are busy making them right now. Plus we’ll be sending more goodie boxes. We need to know if you still need the crocheted helmet liners that look kind of like a ski mask. Our ladies are making those too. They were big in Afghanistan, they reall y appreciated them, and they were made to code. Stay warm, and we’ll see ya soon! Colleen

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  7. Bob Chester says:

    Semper Fi, Gung Ho, Stay Warm & Dry!

  8. Becky says:

    Operation Gratitude- Thank you for all you do for the men and women who serve overseas and in our own country! I look forward to dropping off many boxes filled with Halloween candy from my students. When I tell the class to bring in candy for the troops, they get very excited and fill the boxes full!!
    Becky G.

  9. SCOTT BIVEN says:

    I live in a nursing home and we write letters, make cards, drawings..I was very proud to finds this, we keep on writing ..the bottom line is that THEY OUR HEROES!

    • Scott, thank you for your comment! We are grateful to you all for writing letters and making cards for the troops! We appreciate it so much and know that the service members who receive your kind words will appreciate it, too! THANK YOU!

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  11. Ha! So glad to find you. It’s been a while since I checked your website, but I went today & found you here! Who knew!!! I’m a vet and my daughter serves on active duty now – so I appreciate all you do for all our service members!

  12. Carol Dial says:

    My son received the Operation Gratitude care package I ordered for him last week, and it got there amazingly fast. I thank you sincerely for all that your organization does for our service members, and he sends his thanks as well! 🙂

    • Thank you, Carol, for letting us know your son received his care package, and for passing along his thanks. We are grateful to him for his service, and to you for your vital role in supporting him!

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