2nd Grade: Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, individually-named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, Wounded Heroes and their caregivers. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our First Responder, Active Duty, and Veteran communities. We also seek to provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation for these heroes. Ways to get involved include:

  • Collect: Halloween Candy, Beanie Babies/Webkinz/Trolls, Girl/Boy Scouts Cookies/Nuts/Popcorn,
  • Make Handmade Craft Projects: Knit/Crochet Scarves, Sew Bandana Cool-Ties, Braid Paracord Bracelets, Create Greeting Cards
  • Write Letters: To Currently Deployed Service Members, To Veterans of All Generations, To New Recruits, To Wounded Heroes, To First Responders
  • Fundraise through Recycling