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About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ 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.

Join Peet’s Coffee in Thanking Troops & Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, our friends at Peet’s Coffee & Tea want to show their gratitude! Now through November 17 stop by your local Peet’s to purchase and donate a 1 lb. bag of Major Dickason’s Blend. The coffee will … Continue reading

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You’re a Life-Saver!

In 2012, Operation Gratitude included the very first paracord “survival” bracelets in care packages to First Responders. The response was overwhelmingly positive so we decided to send them in every care package we could! We asked you, our volunteers, to … Continue reading

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Donate Cell Phones & Smartphones to Benefit our Military in 2015

Originally posted on Operation Gratitude Blog:
Is it time to upgrade your cell phone or smartphone? Want to help support the Military Community and Operation Gratitude’s Programs when you do? Donate your phone and GRC Wireless will recycle it and contribute…

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Tom Connolly’s Walk Across America

You may have been following Tom Connolly, a devoted friend to Operation Gratitude who has been walking (yes, walking) across the country to raise money and awareness for our troops. For the past several years, he organized a wonderful comedy night fundraiser for us in … Continue reading

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GuideStar Serves U.S. Troops Through Operation Gratitude

GuideStar USA is the industry standard reporting service for all IRS-registered nonprofit organizations in the United States. When it came time for the company’s staff retreat this year, GuideStar wanted to make “hands-on volunteerism” a big part of it. “We … Continue reading

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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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