Operation Gratitude

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About Operation Gratitude


Operation Gratitude annually sends 250,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, individually-named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, Wounded Heroes and their caregivers.

Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our First Responder, Active Duty, and Veteran communities. We also seek to provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation for these heroes.

Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1,500,000 care packages. 

Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100, and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.

Would you like to receive news, updates, and volunteer opportunities from Operation Gratitude? Join our Mailing List.

More than 95% of all financial donations are devoted to Program Services. Make a donation to Send a Care Package.

Operation Gratitude prides itself on the relationships it has built with businesses, organizations, and individuals. We believe our partners feel the same. Want to become a partner? See all the ways your business can get involved or email our Director of National Development, Emily, at [email protected].

Please contact Operation Gratitude at [email protected] for written permission if you plan to use our name or logo in any promotional or event materials, on your website, or otherwise. Thank you for respecting the protection of our name and assets.