Tag Archives: Patriots

“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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Supporting the Troops while you SHOP!

From groceries to gifts, shopping is something we all do! Every now and then, we want to remind those of you who already support the troops and our patriotic cause that many of your purchases can benefit Operation Gratitude!  Here … Continue reading

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Pictures for Patriots: A Contest for K-12 Students!

The troops love getting artwork from kids in their care packages! Some decorate their living or work space with it, others save it in a special place to bring home someday, and a few even carry the drawings with them … 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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Scarves for Troops: Spring 2011 Update!

Today’s blogpost is brought to you by our gifted and talented Scarves for Troops project coordinator, Elaine Campbell (pictured, right): Hello! To start out, we want to share some correspondence from our Heroes, reminding us who we are doing this for and … Continue reading

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Creative Learning & Gifting With Scarves

A gift to Operation Gratitude by Guest Blogger Virginia VanGelderen The “Creative Learning Class” at East Hall Middle School, Gainesville Georgia, (severely and profoundly handicapped) made a few fleece scarves for sale to generate funds to support special supplies for … Continue reading

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Young Marine Needs Kidney Transplant

CAN YOU HELP THIS MARINE? Victoria Chadwick’s husband, U.S. Marine Sgt. Jake Chadwick, was deployed to Iraq in 2008. During Jake’s deployment, Victoria volunteered all her free time at Operation Gratitude, and became an instant and beloved member of the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Schedule for Patriotic Drive 2011

Patriotic Drive: March 1 — June 30, 2011** Donation Drop-Offs at the Armory: March 15 – May 5 during scheduled days and times of operation only WEEKDAYS: Monday and Friday 9am–4pm Tues, Wed, Thurs. 12pm–4pm ***CLOSED: Friday April 22-Good Friday … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Commandant Delivers 600,000th Package

General James Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Brings Milestone Package to Afghanistan Operation Gratitude today revealed that the organization’s 600,000th Care Package, containing the keys to a Victory Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle, was personally delivered on Christmas Day by Marine … Continue reading

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Heroes Worth Writing For Contest

They say “Letter writing is a lost art.” Let’s prove them wrong! January 23, 2011 is National Handwriting Day.  Pentel and Operation Gratitude invite you to express your gratitude to our military personnel in a letter—handwritten the old-fashioned and heart-felt … Continue reading

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