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End-of-Year Gifts = Year-Round Smiles

This is the time of year when many Americans start thinking about charitable giving. Your generous, tax-deductible gifts to Operation Gratitude enable us to continue supporting brave Americans — deployed troops, military children and wounded warriors — with care packages filled with thanks, support and love.

When we receive email and letters like this in reply, we are reminded once again about why we do what we do: “Dear       Operation GratitudeI just wanted to say thank you for the support that you give us. I have deployed three times and every time I have sent in Marines’ names — they appreciate the packages that were sent. It really helped my last deployment when I did not get packages from my family. The only packages I got were from Operation Gratitude. The support helps us get through deployments, even through the holidays. Thank you again — we really appreciate the support. Semper Fi! SSgt. R.S.H.”

Consider these simple, yet substantial ways you can help us continue our work:

TRIBUTE CARDS: Make a donation in someone’s honor or memory. Send our lovely Tribute Cards in your Holiday (or other) Greeting cards indicating that you have made a donation to Operation Gratitude in honor of your friends, relatives, business associates, customers, etc.  These make beautiful and very meaningful gifts at any time of year, but especially for the Holidays.

We welcome and appreciate any donation amount. With Tribute donations, we respectfully suggest a minimum amount of $15 to cover the cost of one care package.

Please include the name and address of the person you would like notified (in the designated form field if donating online, or on a note if sending a check), and we will mail a beautiful tribute letter to them; donors will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes.

BATTALION BUDDY PACKAGES:  Hoping to provide some comfort and encouragement to the youngest of America’s heroes, Operation Gratitude sends special gifts to the children of deploying or recently deployed U.S. service members. A donation of $45 will send Battalion Buddy care packages to three children who will not be with their deployed parents this holiday season.

WOUNDED WARRIOR PACKAGES: Injured service members who are recuperating in Military hospitals or Wounded Transition Units are cheered when they receive our gifts and realize that their fellow Americans are wishing them well in their recovery. A donation of $150 sends ten wounded warrior care packages.

THINK BIG: Want to do more? Your gift of $750 will lift the morale and put smiles on the faces of every member of an entire platoon!

To make your donation today, click here: DONATE NOW

Or mail your donation by check to:

Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Operation Gratitude can also benefit from your stock donations — the IRS allows you to deduct its full market value without paying any tax on the long-term capital gain. For more information, please visit this link: Stock Donations

Last but not least, another option is to consider donating a used vehicle via the Cars for U.S. Troops website — your donations DO make a big difference!

Thank you so very much for your generous support!

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Cars for U.S. Troops: Donations Making a Difference!

You can help boost the morale of our military troops when you turn that unwanted car into a tax write-off by donating it to Cars for U.S. Troops! You will avoid the hassles of selling a car, skip paying hefty repair bills, free up space in your garage…and maybe best of all: Your charitable donations can make a big difference in the lives of deployed U.S. service members.

Cars for U.S. Troops will:

  • Pick up your vehicle at your home or workplace whether it is running or not.
  • Handle ALL the paperwork: Tax receipt, DMV and Smog Check.
  • Give you an IRS tax receipt for your records.

You receive a full IRS tax deduction for the value of the vehicle and Operation Gratitude receives proceeds from the sale! Cars for U.S. Troops  has developed the largest resale network in the vehicle donation industry, so it is a win-win for our supporters and our charity!

What kinds of vehicles are accepted?

  • Auto
  • Van
  • SUV
  • Truck
  • Boat
  • Jet Ski
  • Snowmobile
  • Trailer
  • Motorcycle
  • Motorhome
  • RV
  • Forklift
  • Tractor
  • Heavy Equipment

Want to know more? Call or email Cars for U.S. Troops — seven days a week! Check out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions. (We have a car donation flyer with info, too!)You can fill out a Donation Form online, or call 800-333-0606 to make arrangements for your quick and easy donation.

Thank you for your generous support!

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Every “Thank You” = More Care Packages for the Troops!

Looking for additional ways to say “Thank You” to veterans and deployed U.S. service members? If you use Facebook, you have another opportunity to do just that — and help support Operation Gratitude financially at the same time!

Climashield is a company that makes lightweight thermal insulation for a variety of different products that outdoor enthusiasts and our troops love to wear and use. Starting today through Thanksgiving, Climashield invites grateful Americans to “sign” a virtual “Thank You” card to U.S. military personnel and veterans via the Climashield Facebook page. For each comment, Climashield will donate $5 to Operation Gratitude — up to $10,000!

Please take a few moments to “like” the Climashield page on Facebook and leave a comment in support of our troops and veterans!

Visit Operation Gratitude’s Great Ideas page to learn about more promotions that help support our patriotic cause. Thank you!

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Pick up Your Pen and Say “Thanks” to the Troops!

With Veterans Day only a few days away, now is the perfect time to say “Thank You” to our service members — past and present!

THANK YOU for your service…

THANK YOU for being brave…

THANK YOU for volunteering to do this important job…

THANK YOU!

Our friends at BIC Pen Pals are joining us in this effort. Please visit their Facebook page and tell them you’re glad they are helping to support the troops. Then take a few moments and write a letter or two for our care packages.  Send them to:

Operation Gratitude
Attn: BIC Letter Writing Campaign
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Find more information and details about Operation Gratitude’s “Letters to Heroes” Program here. And be sure to check out the Mail Call section of the website to read the wonderful email and letters we receive back from the troops!

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Pinger Helps Deployed Troops Keep in Touch with HOME!

We are excited to help deployed service members stay in touch with their spouses, children, extended family and friends — so that is why we are excited to share this news with you!

Pinger, the company behind the innovative Textfree apps for iOS and Android that make texting and mobile calling free, today announced its partnership with Operation Gratitude and a donation pledge of up to $5,000 in recognition of Veterans Day:

For every new download of the Pinger Textfree and Pinger Textfree with Voice apps as well as any new user sign up for Pinger Textfree Web between November 1 and Veterans Day on November 11, Pinger will donate $1.00 to Operation Gratitude to support its care package programs.

The $5,000 donation from Pinger will fund over 330 new care packages to be shipped, just in time for the holiday season.

Pinger’s Textfree apps enable military personnel to choose their own local U.S. phone number to send and receive texts, picture messages and talk for free to friends and family in the States from anywhere in the world they are deployed.

We think this is great! With this donation, we will be able to further our goal to send even more care packages to deployed troops, something we know is an important way to help keep them connected to those who support and care for them back home.

Visit www.pinger.com/gratitude to learn more about the program and to download the apps.

Please visit the Operation Gratitude website to learn about MORE ways you can help support deployed troops! THANK YOU!

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