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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Our mission is to pay tribute to the children of military families for the bravery and sacrifice that they exhibit every day.  Operation Tribute acknowledges the sacrifices being made by the children of all military families living in New England, New York and New Jersey including the Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Army, Navy , Air Force and Marines by offering them a gift during the most special time of the year - the holidays.

Results: In 2009, Operation Tribute distributed over 25,000 gifts throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. No child that registered for the program was refused a gift.

Target demographics: Children of military families living in New England, New York or New Jersey.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 25,000

Geographic areas served: New England, New York and New Jersey

Programs: Operation Tribute acknowledges the sacrifices being made by the children of all military families living in New England, New York and New Jersey including the Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Army, Navy , Air Force and Marines by offering them a holiday gift. At the request of a member of a military family, Operation Tribute will provide an age and gender-appropriate gift to each child registered ranging from newborn to age 16. Although our goal is to provide each child a holiday gift, they will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and requests will be filled based upon the amount of funding that is raised in each state. The holiday gift provided will be a top-quality product from a major manufacturer (Mattel, Hasbro, Matchbox, etc.).

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly amazing. I have worked with them as a volunteer for several years and it is obvious that those involved genuinely care and work their hardest to better the lives of those whose family members are in the service. The amount of money raised is impressive and the organization can truly make a big difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation Tribute is one of the most meaningful organizations that I have ever seen. The organization provides a christmas gift to children of militaries families. The gift to is show our appreciation for their bravery and show them that we are proud of them and proud of their Father of Mother who is serving their country. We need more organizations like Operation Tribute in the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my first year in Key Club, I was extremely pleased with Operation Tribute. So much effort and caring goes into the process of giving each gift. I was able to help in this process, and was welcomed warmly (even though my gift wrapping skills were questionable!) I look forward to volunteering again next year, as the organization is something I would like to be a part of long after my high school career.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the President of the Gorham High School Key Club, I have seen over the past three years this organization grow and evolve to remarkable heights. It could not be run by better people and could not service a more touching cause. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who devote their time to this program. I will miss working on this project as I enter into college next year, but will be sure to make it back at some point to support the cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed firsthand the growth of this organization, as I've volunteered my time consulting to create various marketing and public relations strategies. I have seen this concept mushroom from an informal discussion at a local pub to a humanitarian powerhouse, whose goal is nothing less than providing smiles on the faces of children who have the difficult burden of having a loved one deployed or the possibility of having a loved one deployed in military service. The staff of Operation Tribute have made a huge difference in the lives of so many people, not least of which are the lives of the volunteers who spend their time wrapping gifts and playing a small part in the collective duty we all have as Americans to remember and help the families of those who are making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation Tribute is a great group of volunteers who bring joy to the children of military families every year at Christmas. It's been an honor to be associated with such a fine group of patriots.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great program. I am a volunteer and am extremely proud of my time spent with this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The children of military families live their daily lives with the anxiety of either having a parent deployed or returning home on any given day and being told that their parent(s) are being deployed. Operation Tribute is an organization that clearly understands and works diligently to show support for these children during one of the most difficult times of the year - the holidays. The level of generosity and professionalism of this organization is unmatched. In this day when so-called not-for-profit groups retain 20-40% of every dollar for administrative fees, Operation Tribute boasts that over 97% of all monies raised go directly to the gift with an all-volunteer organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I assisted the organization with the wrapping of presents prior to the holiday season. The gifts were given according to age and gender, and then wrapped in festive packaging to celebrate the season.