OPERATION GRATITUDE INC

Rating: 4.91 stars   189 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 16444 Refugio Road Encino CA 91436 USA

Mission: 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.
Programs: 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  

'What the world needs now is Love sweet Love", and I would add to that song, more gratitude.

Having been a member of many non-profits I appreciate all the work that goes into keeping them up and running.

My Dad, husband and all 3 sons served in the military and anyone who serves their country deserves respect and gratitude.

I love reading about all the packages and letters that go out to our troops, wherever they are.

I'm planning on getting into the letter writing part of it and a friend is joining me.

Thanks for listening.

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

No

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

No comment righ now.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I first became familiar with Operation Gratitude 2 years ago. Operation gratitude helps each year with our Halloween Candy Buyback. The candy we collect after Halloween through our dental office is sent to OG where it is dispersed to overseas troops in care packages. They also sponsored a contest to guess how much candy they would collect this year. I won that contest and received $1000 to donate to my local school and a camera that I plan to offer as a prize for next year's candy buyback. Our candy collection is successful because of Operation Gratitude!

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

Seeing the thankful reviews of our troops receiving care packages!

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

Not do a thing! They are great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work at Operation Homefront, a different military support nonprofit. Our mission and the mission of Operation Gratitude compliment one another, and we're proud to be an active partner of Operation Gratitude for the benefit of our military men and women. They have a great focus, a great team of volunteers, and a great history of improving the lives of troops. From their founder down to their volunteers, this is a great organization that truly makes a difference.

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

partnering, helping to get their care packages to troops, to wounded warriors, and to wounded warrior wives.

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

give them more staff so they could do even more.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have three children in the military - one each in the Air Force, California National Guard and Army - and it means the world for them to receive the "care" packages sent to them when they are deployed in service to our country. Thanks Operation Gratitude for keeping our soldiers spirits high while they take care of all of us.

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

My 3 military children have all experienced first hand the love sent by Operation Gratitude boxes

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

Send even more packages to the children of deployed service men and women

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have two sons serving in the Navy and a friend serving with the Marines in Afgahnistan. I can't tell you what it means to get one of these packages from home when they are so far away serving our country. Operation Gratitude keeps them going....no one likes to be forgotten...especially when they volunteered to put themselves in harms way to keep the rest of us safe. If you are looking for a GREAT and WORTHWHILE cause OPERATION GRATITUDE IS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST!

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

Hearing from troops that have received one of the Operation Gratitude packages.

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

None...you are great!

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