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.

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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New Recruit Care Packages Thank Troops From Day One

Operation Gratitude is excited to announce the launch of its “New Recruit” Care Package program to thank our newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their lives in service to our nation. … Continue reading

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An Award-Winning Salute…with Gingerbread!

Yes, it’s true — this Soldier and the care package before him are made out of gingerbread (and other edibles)! Jennifer Elmore’s amazing “A Soldier’s Christmas” is among the Top-10 ribbon winners of the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House competition. As the daughter of … Continue reading

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How Operation Gratitude Shaped My Future

A Guest Post from long-time supporter Kelsey “Archie” Evans: I’ve been “All-American” pro-military for as long as I can remember. There was a patriotic feeling that swelled inside me after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. That day we … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2014

On Veterans Day, we pause to thank all those who have served our country in times of war and times of peace. “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be … Continue reading

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A Simple “Thank You” with a Lasting Impact

The following is a Guest Blog Post from Renee Swetlik: It started as a simple thank you…And turned into a learning experience Homan Elementary School students will never forget. In class this past January, Homan students talked about freedom and what … Continue reading

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