What’s Under Their Christmas Tree?

It looks like these are the only gifts under their tree…IMG_1038

We have 10,000 MORE Holiday Packages to send, but we need $15 per package to send them. Let’s make sure all the Christmas trees on Military bases overseas have Operation Gratitude Care Packages under them!

Email and photos like these give us the motivation to keep working to support those who bravely work so hard for us:

“Operation Gratitude: My name is SGT C.F. I am deployed to the Sinai region in Egypt. I received my package yesterday and I wanted to say thank you so much!! I loved everything you sent. I am hCSF (1024x680)onored and grateful for what you all do. These packages boost morale very high. My entire battalion was all cheers when we received the packages you sent. I also want to thank the children who took the time to write us. It means a lot to us to hear your kind words. You ALL are a glimmer of hope and encouragement that shines through even the darkest of evils. You show exactly what America stands for, and we ALL thank you from the *** in Sinai, Egypt. SGT C.F.”

“Operation Gratitude: I just received a care package from your organization and I have toM.G. (612x1024) say that it was right on time. The holiday season is upon us and being separated from loved ones is starting to take its toll. It was an uplifting moment to open my care package and see items that reminded me of home and the reason why I enlisted to serve my country. The letters received from the students and patrons alike will allow me to get through this time of the year. I want to say thank you for your support and efforts to keep morale high for deployed service members. It is with great gratitude that I enclose a picture of a few of the wonderful items I received in my box. Thank you again and have a great day. Deployed and grateful Service Member, SPC M.G. Kuwait”

“Thanks for the goodies and all of your support, we appreciate that very much. Every time we open a box you send we also receive all the love and care you deIMAG0204 (1024x612)posit in them, remembering we’re not alone, and you’re fighting this war side by side and keeping us in your prayers. Let the kids know that we’re here to protect them and brighten their future with every battle we face, also let them know that their boxes brings a sense of comfort, love, and compassion to the unit and ourselves. We hope to hear from you’ll again. Keep up that AMAZING job, you guys are AWESOME!!!! PFC C.B. & SPC R.K.”

Help us keep our Troops SMILING! Every tax deductible donation of $15 sends another care package to a Service Member. Please support as many Care Packages as you can.

Checks may be made payable and sent by mail to:Email Collage

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

As 2012 comes to an end, please help us Increase the Smiles: Share this with all your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest your Blogs and Email and encourage them to support more care packages too!

See more photos of the troops receiving their care packages — visit our Facebook album:2012 Holiday Care Packages Arrive” and our Pinterest board: “Care Packages Arrive

Thank you for your generous support!

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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