Author Archives: Operation Gratitude

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to say "Thank You" to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.

We Asked… and You Delivered!

Last week, Operation Gratitude held two specially scheduled volunteer Assembly Days on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 — a slight departure from our usual weekend Assembly Days. Weeks ago, we received requests for an additional 5,000 New Recruit … Continue reading

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Smiles from Around the World

Every week, Operation Gratitude is contacted by recipients of our care packages who want to thank our donors and volunteers for the time and effort they generously devote to making our troops and veterans feel special. Here are some of … Continue reading

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9 Ways You Can Make a Service Member Smile from Wherever You Are

Operation Gratitude may be headquartered in the Los Angeles area, but you can help us make a difference regardless of where you live. Read below for ways you can put smiles on the faces of our troops and veterans from wherever you are! 1. Send … Continue reading

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Join the “Letters from Home” Campaign!

Calling all kids — and adults, too! Learn how you can help Team Kids, Inc. break a Guinness World Record AND support our troops and veterans at the same time! Download letter templates and guidelines from the Team Kids, Inc. blog. … Continue reading

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What a “Month of Giving”!

In March, Jersey Mike’s Subs supported Operation Gratitude at 91 Southern California locations during its 5th Annual Month of Giving and we now have the results to share: At least $396,229 was raised in this amazing grassroots campaign! This extraordinary … Continue reading

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Buy a Sub and Make a Difference!

We are honored and grateful to be among the charities supported by Jersey Mike’s Subs during its 5th Annual Month of Giving! Throughout March, 91 stores in Southern California — from Santa Maria to Laguna Niguel — have been supporting Operation Gratitude and … Continue reading

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Thank YOU for your support!

Together we will create even MORE smiles in 2015! As always, THANK YOU for generosity and support!

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