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Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest

As we prepare for our 10th Annual Holiday Drive, we are excited to announce another art contest for students entering grades K-12!  This time, we are looking for original artwork for the holiday greeting card we will send in 50,000+ … Continue reading

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“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!

Last year we enjoyed seeing the wonderful “Pictures for Patriots Contest” artwork submitted by K-12 students from all over the country.  But more importantly, the troops loved the artwork, too — so we thought we’d have another contest to find … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Operation Gratitude!

On March 19, 2003, Operation Gratitude got its start in the living room of its founder, Carolyn Blashek. Four care packages were shipped that week. Nine years and more than 760,000 care packages later, we thought we would take a … Continue reading

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Your Support Makes All This Possible!

THANK YOU! Your generosity makes it possible for us to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of thousands of: Heroes in harm’s way Wounded Warriors Military Children anxiously waiting at home Military families & Veterans facing financial distress At … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude’s 750,000th Care Package Celebration

As more than 2000 volunteers, corporate sponsors and other special guests looked on in surprise, founder Carolyn Blashek hand-delivered Operation Gratitude’s milestone 750,000th Care Package to its special recipient, a decorated combat veteran and wounded warrior, Sgt. Eric Rodriguez. No … Continue reading

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Battalion Buddy Program Sends Thousands of Hugs!

Our Battalion Buddy Program has been wildly popular!  We sent out more than 100,000 Battalion Buddies in the first three years, providing hugs and cuddles to many children anxiously awaiting the return of their deployed parents. We are currently looking for … Continue reading

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Battalion Buddies: Supporting the Children of Deploying Troops

Hi Brave Young Warrior:  I am your Battalion Buddy! I am here to cuddle and play with you while Mommy or Daddy is away!   And my friends at Operation Gratitude will be sending a little something to Mommy or Daddy, … Continue reading

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