Operation Gratitude Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   189 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services


16444 Refugio Road Encino CA 91436 USA


Hundreds of thousands of American troops are deployed in hostile and remote regions of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, and on ships throughout international waters. The physical conditions they must endure are difficult and they may be separated from loved ones for long periods of time. OPERATION GRATITUDE seeks to lift troops'' morale, and bring a smile to their faces by sending care packages to service members deployed overseas. OPERATION GRATITUDE care packages contain food, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support. Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of requested items or funds for shipping expenses, OPERATION GRATITUDE provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military in an active, hands-on manner. OPERATION GRATITUDE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. For safety and security, the assembling of all packages occurs at the Army National Guard Armory in Van Nuys, CA.


Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000 care packages addressed to individual service members deployed in combat zones around the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a teacher at a High School, my students have enjoyed the opportunity to make Holiday Cards, Valentine Cards and write letters to the troups. This is an opportunity for the youth to contribute to the needs of those serving our country. Sometimes, it is not just the material items that are needed, but words of love and encouragement. We need to let our troups know how much we value them and want them to be connected to their homeland.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The warm feelings that my students get from simple deeds...by telling the troups that they are cared about.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give my students the opportunity to "Adopt" a member of the service.

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