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Supporting the Troops with Holiday Shopping

With the onslaught of the shopping season, we can help you avoid the traffic and crowds: Do your Holiday shopping from the warmth and comfort of your own home and Support Our Troops at the same time! Here are 4 Easy … Continue reading

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Winter 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

NOTE: The most recent information about Operation Gratitude’s Scarves for Troops Program is posted here: http://bit.ly/ScarvesforTroops Thank you to everyone who has been busy knitting, sewing and crocheting handmade gifts for the troops! We have heard from several of you… Bonnie, … Continue reading

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Hickory Farms for the Holidays

On Sunday, October 28, hundreds of volunteers joined us at the armory to assemble and ship our first 2012 Holiday Drive care packages. We had a lot of fun, and  enjoyed visits from some special guests: Actors Joe Mantegna, above — … Continue reading

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Fall 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

NOTE: The most recent information about Operation Gratitude’s Scarves for Troops Program is posted here: http://bit.ly/ScarvesforTroops A new guest post from our Scarves for Troops coordinators: Even though the days are still hot for some of us, there is a hint … Continue reading

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Meet Our 800,000th Care Package Recipient…

CAMP DEHDADI II — Surrounded by cheering and clapping comrades, Spc. Samuel Mancilla, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1072nd Transportation Company, 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade received Operation Gratitude’s milestone 800,000th care package on August 15, … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude Celebrates Its 800,000th Care Package Milestone

The crowd was electric and in a celebratory mood on June 16 when more than 500 volunteers descended on the California National Guard Armory in Van Nuys to assemble the 800,000th Operation Gratitude Care Package.  The Milestone package, which will … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

***NOTE: Please review our most up-to-date Scarves for Troops info here.*** A new guest-post from our Scarves for Troops Project coordinators: Busy Hands, Happy Heart! We wish you all a wonderful and restful summer! Hot as it may become outside, we urge you to “Think … Continue reading

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A Care Package Saves a Life…Again.

A few days ago we received a heart-wrenching email that we feel is important to share with you: “I am a soldier who is currently deployed. Recently I have been pretty depressed. I see just about everyone here getting care … Continue reading

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Spring 2012: Scarves for Troops Update!

A guest blog post by Scarves for Troops coordinator, Elaine Campbell: “…When the Treasure becomes a Memory, the Memory becomes a Treasure…” It is with warm memories and a heavy heart that I tell you Joan Mazzarelli has passed away. … Continue reading

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“The pain went away, and all I felt was joy…”

Please take a few moments to read this heartwarming and inspiring story from Operation Gratitude volunteer Kelly South: Just before Christmas of 2010, I had been looking for a way to volunteer my time. A friend told me about Operation … Continue reading

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