Author Archives: Operation Gratitude

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.

September 11th & First Responder Care Kits

It was an extraordinary day of camaraderie, emotion, and patriotism when 1,332 volunteers and dozens of local First Responders united at Forward Operating Base: Operation Gratitude (aka “The FOB”) on September 11, 2016. Working together, we renewed our vow to … Continue reading

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SPAMERICAN Tour Serves Up Gratitude Across America

Have you heard about the SPAMERICAN!™ Tour? Our friends at SPAM® Brand have partnered with Operation Gratitude as their awesome food truck travels cross-country thanking SPAM® fans and honoring those who so bravely serve our country! Continue reading

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4 Summer Activities to Support Our Nation’s Heroes

The warm weather of summer signals time for fun, family and Fourth of July festivities. With kids on a break from school, and vacation and wedding season in full swing, this is a great time to get the whole family involved in activities that say “Thank You” to our Military, Veterans and First Responders. Continue reading

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Knit & Crochet This Summer to Keep Deployed Troops Warm This Winter!

Do you love to knit or crochet? Have you been looking for a project to use up your piles of leftover yarn? Do you want to help thank and support deployed U.S. Service Members? If so, you’ve come to the … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude on ABC’s “The Chew”

Did you catch “The Chew” on ABC when the work of Operation Gratitude was featured recently? Even if you did see it, we think you’ll agree that it’s worth watching again! If you missed it, we highly recommend that you … Continue reading

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What a Care Package Means to Someone Far From Home…

Sometimes when you write letters for Operation Gratitude care packages, you will hear back from one or more of the recipients. That was the case for volunteer and supporter, Sara S., who recently shared this with us: “I met R. … Continue reading

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A Delicious Way to Make a Difference

We are grateful to once again be among the more than 180 charities supported nationwide by Jersey Mike’s Subs during its 6th Annual Month of Giving, which is off to a great start! In 2015, our partnership with 91 local … Continue reading

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