The Gratitude Journal: A Record of a Remarkable Journey

Thanks to you, our wonderful friends and supporters, we’ve celebrated ten years and One Million Care Packages in support of our Military.

What did that remarkable journey — that “March to a Million” — look like?

You can see for yourself!

Now available: The Gratitude Journal, a beautiful 148-page full-color retrospective, chronicling Operation Gratitude from its humble beginnings to the delivery of its One Millionth Package!

Gratitude JournalThe very first copies of this special commemorative book were revealed at our One Millionth Care Package Celebration. Now, these meaningful keepsakes are available to everyone!

You can own a copy of The Gratitude Journal for a minimum donation of $30 per Journal (plus $12.50 for Priority Mail shipping and tracking). Not only will you have this beautiful keepsake, but each donation for one Journal also benefits the troops because it will enable us to send two (2) Operation Gratitude Care Packages.

We can send up to four Journals to the same location at no additional shipping cost.

You can order The Gratitude Journal via our Donate page.  Please write “The Gratitude Journal” in the Comment section. We will ship to the billing address of your donation. The total “Donation Amount” will be $42.50 for one Journal; $72.50 for two Journals; $102.50 for three Journals or $132.50 for four Journals all sent to the same address.  

NOTE: If you want to send multiple Journals to different locations, please write “The Gratitude Journal–Multiple locations” in the comment section of the Donate page and include the names/addresses of your intended recipients. Please note the $12.50 shipping and tracking fee applies to each shipping destination. The total “Donation Amount” for each Journal order to a separate address will be $42.50.

To order by check, please download and fill out this Order Form and mail along with your check made payable to Operation Gratitude for the total donation including shipping fees to:

The Gratitude Journal
c/o Cheryl Zerah
4840 Rubio Avenue
Encino, CA 91436

If you have any questions, please email Cheryl at

Thank you for your support!CarePkg

P.S. Did you see the wonderful NBC Nightly News segment about the Very Special Delivery of our One Millionth Care Package? Three Operation Gratitude team members traveled to a Navy ship supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the middle of the Gulf of Oman to make the delivery in person.

If you missed it, you can watch it online here: Care Packages Brighten Sailors’ Spirits


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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7 Responses to The Gratitude Journal: A Record of a Remarkable Journey

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  3. Bill Kaneko says:

    Got the journal. Very nicely put together, filled with so many wonderful events and memories.

  4. Pingback: Mission Accomplished: One Millionth Care Package Delivered! | Operation Gratitude Blog

  5. Mustang.Koji says:

    You all should be bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal. Thank you for supporting our military. I wish Congress would do the same.

  6. Job well done. God bless our troops and God Bless America
    Dr. Charlie Macias
    United States Marine

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