Are you “crafty” and looking for ways you can use your time and talents to help us support deployed troops, new recruits, veterans and wounded heroes?
Here are some ideas for you!
Scarves (and Hats!) for Troops
Paracord “Survival” Bracelets
Handmade Greeting Cards — find more inspiration and tutorials like this one online…
By hand-making items, volunteers everywhere in the country can show their appreciation for the military community!
Recruit crafty friends and family to help — please feel free to download, print and share these flyers:
Made With Love
Volunteers Needed — Paracord “Survival” Bracelets
10 Easy Ways to Support the Troops
Shipping & Donation Info & Tips: Find info here.
Don’t have time or the ability to make scarves, hats, greeting cards or paracord bracelets, but you still want to help? Consider donating yarn or 550 lb. paracord to us to distribute to crafty volunteers who will turn your donations into gifts for the troops! We have an Amazon.com “Wish List” where you can find these items, purchase them and Amazon will ship them directly to us: http://bit.ly/WishListOpGrat
Questions? For answers to “Handmade-with-Love”-related questions, please send an email to Info@OperationGratitude.com.
THANK YOU for your support!
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What about scarfs made out of fleece which is very warm?
Yes! We accept fleece scarves, too! You can find more info here: https://opgrat.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/scarves-for-troops/ Please send us an email if you have more questions: Info@OperationGratitude.com Thank you for your support, Frannie!
What services are they sent to?
We send care packages to deployed U.S. Service Members in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
I can make scarfs n hats galore
Where do I send them ?
Thank you, Rhonda–here’s our shipping info:http://bit.ly/OpGratDonationInfo And here’s the link to everything you need to know (size requirements, etc.) about our Scarves & Hats Program: http://bit.ly/ScarvesforHeroes If you have additional questions, please send them to Kelly@OperationGratitude.com and she’ll get back to you asap! Thanks again!
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I am now just joining in on making scarves for operation gratitude. How many scarves or hats do you usually need in a year and what months do you need the most donated? I am a yarn person and would love to give to the troops. I just want to make sure you still need more and when you need them
Thank you so much, Sharon! We accept scarves year-round and send them in 50-60,000 care packages in the Fall and Winter months. We would gratefully accept as many as you’d care to donate! Thank you! If you have more questions, please let us know: Info@OperationGratitude.com
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Need an address to write letters to any overseas troops
Glenda, thanks for your support. You can find all the info you need here: http://bit.ly/TakeTimetoSayThanks
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Hello.. My name is Melinda Prusinski.. I am interested in learning how to do the cord bracelets and possibly learn how to knit or crochet scarves.. never have done it before but have wanted to learn.. anything to help the Vets!! My e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can let me know How much, where to get the items and what I need to do to get started, I would appreciate it.. Also.. Is there a way that I can make these for the general public in support and remembering our Veterans? Been wanting to do this for over a year or two now and didn’t know the right resources.. Thank you so much for your time and effort!! Sincerely, Melinda Prusinski
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