Tag Archives: Sailors

Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s a precious and sweet picture we couldn’t resist sharing today… We hope this warms your hearts as much as it did ours! Just look at those smiles! Caption: Marines and sailors spend time with residents at River Oaks Assisted … Continue reading

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RallyPoint: A New Way for U.S. Service Members to Network

RallyPoint, a professional network for current U.S. Service Members, is partnering with Operation Gratitude to support the troops! RallyPoint started just a few months ago, is growing rapidly, and is (and will always be) free for service members. RallyPoint’s advisors include the … Continue reading

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My Operation Gratitude Story: Nancy Pappas

 A guest post from Operation Gratitude volunteer Nancy Pappas: My Operation Gratitude story is one of finding new identities and fighting pain. We all have our problems, but it is the way we deal with them that makes our lives … Continue reading

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What Does “Thank You” Look Like?

THANK YOU for helping us create all these smiles and more in 2012! In these last few days of 2012, we reflect upon and greatly appreciate your generosity that enabled us to send more then 150,000 Operation Gratitude Care Packages this … Continue reading

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900,000 and counting…

What a GREAT day!  On Saturday, December 15, more than 2,000 Operation Gratitude Volunteers joined to celebrate two special events: The assembly and shipment of our 900,000th Care Package and the presentation of the custom built Orange County Chopper to the recipient of the 800,000th … Continue reading

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What’s Under Their Christmas Tree?

It looks like these are the only gifts under their tree… We have 10,000 MORE Holiday Packages to send, but we need $15 per package to send them. Let’s make sure all the Christmas trees on Military bases overseas have … Continue reading

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An Honor to Share…

Have you heard the news? The U.S. Navy announced its choice of Operation Gratitude as its 2011 Spirit of Hope Award honoree. The Spirit of Hope Award began in 1997 by the Wiegand Foundation, Inc. in honor of actor and comedian Bob Hope, … 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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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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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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