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Handmade-with-Love: Drawstring Bags

Are you a crafter? Do you like to sew? If you answered “Yes!” then we have your next Handmade-with-Love project: This fabulous Drawstring Bag!  Whether you use a simple needle and thread or a modern sewing machine, making a drawstring … Continue reading

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2017 Scarves for Troops Program

Operation Gratitude’s Scarves for Troops Program is more popular than ever thanks to the dedicated and generous support from talented people like YOU all across the country! These handmade-with-love gifts are treasured by all who receive them! If you have … 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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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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Keeping the Troops COOL with Cool-Ties in 2017

IT’S GETTING HOT…and yes, we’re still accepting cool-ties in 2017! No doubt about it: It’s already heating up again in  Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Africa — and in other places where our troops are hard at work! Although we encourage year-round knitting … Continue reading

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Making Scarves: How To’s and Tips!

Interested in using your time and talents to crochet, knit or sew handmade treasures for the troops? Here are instructions and tips…followed by some inspiration from the troops themselves — they LOVE getting these gifts in their care packages!  Denyse’s “Length-Wise … Continue reading

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