|About||Saying "Thank You" to all who serve -- U.S. Military Active Duty Service Members, Veterans and First Responders.|
Operation Gratitude’s mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our First Responder, U.S. Military Active Duty, Veteran, and Wounded Hero communities. We also seek to provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation for these deserving Heroes through hands-on volunteerism, such as collection drives, letter writing campaigns, handcrafted “Made with Love” projects, and care package assembly events.
Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ individually-addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas and to their children left behind. Also, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their caregivers. Each package contains food items, hygiene products, entertainment, handmade items, and handwritten letters of support.
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations.
|Description||Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, volunteer-based organization, annually sends 250,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm's way, to their children left behind, to Veterans, to New Recruits, to Emergency First Responders and to Wounded Heroes recuperating in transition units. The organization's mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a hero's face and express to the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$125 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at our headquarters in Chatsworth, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.5 Million packages.|
1. Care Packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile environments, U.S. Military Veterans and Wounded Heroes recovering in Transition Units and Military Hospitals.
2. "Battalion Buddy" (TM) Care Packages with cuddly stuffed animals for the children of deploying/deployed troops.
3. "First Responder Kits" filled with an assortment of useful, donated items placed in an Operation Gratitude drawstring bag.