Operation Gratitude extends our deepest thanks for your generosity and support.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL AS FOLLOWS:
General information: OpGrat@gmail.com or email@example.com
Media Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Donations and/or Corporate Volunteerism: email@example.com
Financial donation information: firstname.lastname@example.org or OpGrat@gmail.com
Volunteer information: OpGratVolunteer1@yahoo.com
Product Deliveries: email@example.com or Phone: 262-674-7281 (262-OpGrat-1)
Battalion Buddy Requests: BattalionBuddy@gmail.com
Girl or Boy Scout Product Sales and Volunteerism/ Eagle Scout Projects: OpGrat@gmail.com
The Scarf Project (knitting & crocheting): OpGratScarves@gmail.com
Paracord Survival Bracelets: OpGratParacord@gmail.com
Request a speaker (in S. California): OpGratVolunteer1@yahoo.com or
Recycle Cell Phones & Inkjet Cartridges: firstname.lastname@example.org | 954-744-3646
Vehicle Donation Program: 1-888-693-6308
Report Website Problems: email@example.com or OpGrat@gmail.com
Phone InfoLine: 1-800-651-8031
Emails: Join Our Mailing List
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/companies/operation-gratitude
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OperationGratitude or text “fan OperationGratitude” to 32665 (FBOOK)
If you have owned a corporate stock for at least 12 months, and donate that stock to Operation Gratitude, the IRS allows you to deduct its full market value without paying any tax on the long-term capital gain. This benefits both you and Operation Gratitude: You get an additional tax deduction and Operation Gratitude receives a larger gift than if you had sold the stock, paid tax on the gain, and given the remainder to Operation Gratitude. And most importantly, you will have a significant impact on the lives of our warriors in harm’s way and their families at home.
We welcome donations of stock through our Charles Schwab brokerage account. Here is the information you will need:
Account name: Operation Gratitude
Account Number: 3106-8374
DTC Number: 0164
The consultant is Seth Epstein
Upon your verification of transfer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
1. The name, mailing address, email address and phone number of the donor;
2. The name, symbol and number of shares of the stock transferred; and
3. The actual date of transfer.
We will determine valuation based on an average of the high and low of the stock on the date of transfer and send a formal letter of acknowledgment to the donor. If you transfer stock before December 31, you can claim the tax deduction on that year’s tax return.
Shipping Item Donations:
DATES: Please deliver between March 15 and May 5 OR between September 15 and December 5:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: Rich Hernandez: Phone: 800-651-8031
If you want confirmation of delivery on your shipments of item donations prior to receipt of our acknowledgment letter, please use the tracking system provided by your shipper.
Please do not send financial donations to the armory address. All financial donations should be mailed as noted above.
~Feel free to use any size cartons–whatever you have on hand or can easily find. The ideal size is: 24″ x 24″ x 20″ or smaller.
~You can check the websites of the various shippers (UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex, DHL) and get their respective prices based on weight and size of package. Some of these outlets are allowed to offer discounts, as they are owned as franchises. Certainly worth asking!
~You might also check with local moving or freight companies–they might be willing to add your donation to their load for very little money (or for free) if they are heading this way anyway!
~Local businesses and/or civic or veterans organizations might be willing to sponsor the shipping expenses.
(Thank you for understanding that we cannot pay for shipping donations to us, as we need every penny of our funds to pay the shipping on the care packages to the troops: $15/package).
Operation Gratitude will never sell, rent or otherwise release supporters’ information to anyone. We will use your email address and/or phone number only in regard to questions about donations and to send you our Newsletters (3-4x/year) and Press Releases (when exciting events occur). If you do not want to receive these notices, please email OpGrat@gmail.com