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Buy a Gift Card – Show Your Support
June 13 through July 11, Gift Card Impressions will donate 2% of all gift cards sold at
Gift Card Week to Operation Gratitude. Buy one for a friend or buy one for yourself, but
know that each purchase will help support our troops.
Gift cards are available from terrific retails and restaurants such as: Amazon.com, Applebee’s, Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy, Cabela’s, CharityChoice, CVS/pharmacy, IHOP, Lands’ End,
Regal Entertainment Group, Sears and SpaFinder Wellness.
For more info and to purchase, visit: GIFT CARD
Beautiful, custom drawn charcoal portraits are a lovely and meaningful way to honor a loved one: family, friend and pet! A hand-made portrait is a perfect gift for anyone.
For More Info and Ordering, Click: PORTRAITS
Marfood USA is once again partnering with Operation Gratitude
to donate up to $100,000 worth of Pemmican Beef Jerky to deployed U.S. troops!
Specially marked Pemmican – Operation Gratitude shipper displays will be
in stores from Memorial Day through Mid-July to support the program.
For every bag of Pemmican 3.25oz Beef Jerky sold to its customers
during this time period, Pemmican will donate a bag of Beef Jerky
to Operation Gratitude to include in care packages to deployed military personnel
No store in your area but want to participate in the program?
to order a bag of jerky for Pemmican to include in its donation to Operation Gratitude.
Pemmican fans can also visit: http://www.facebook.com/pemmicanbeefjerky to enter into contests for a chance to win prizes as part of the Pemmican-Operation Gratitude promotion.
More info here: http://bit.ly/18qYwom
SEND A “LOVE LETTER” FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!
or any day of the year……
Show your support for our Service Members by sending a “Love Letter” to someone you love.
The charm is available now at www.altruette.com
HERO ENERGY SHOT
Shopping with Operation Gratitude on eBay!
Avoid the traffic and crowds: Do your shopping from the warmth and comfort of your own home!
Shop on our eBay page to support our Troops!
We recently listed lots of new items and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Operation Gratitude to pay for the shipment of more Care Packages!
Look for items with the blue and yellow ”Charity Ribbon” and the words “DIRECT SELLER” and “OPERATION GRATITUDE” (all in caps) in the listing title.
New items are added weekly–sometimes even daily–so please visit the page often.
On our eBay page, you can also buy great Operation Gratitude “Swag”– logo’d items including t-shirts, tank tops, keychains, pins and other items nowhere else to be found (except at the Armory)!
Also: We welcome your donations of items for us to sell on eBay. Suggested items to donate: Collectibles; jewelry; electronics; video games; gaming consoles; new clothing; treasures hiding in your garage, attic or closet! You receive a tax write-off for the donated item (we will provide an acknowledgment of receipt), and the proceeds from the sale help us send care packages to the troops!
GRC WIRELESS & SMARTPHONE TRADE-IN SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS
SmartphoneTradeIn.com will contribute $5 to Operation Gratitude
for every smartphone they process.
The $5 contribution is in addition to the money paid to you for your smartphone.
1. Find Your Smartphones at www.SmartphoneTradeIn.com
2. Ship FREE using prepaid shipping label.
3. Earn up to $250 per smartphone and receive a check within 2 days.
Learn More NOW
CHARMED AND READY TO SHOP
Stay close to the ones you love while they’re away with the
Peace Hope Love Charm Bracelet or Half My Heart Pendant.
50% of every sale is donated to Operation Gratitude to support our Troops.
ooVoo Partners With Operation Gratitude
To Provide Free Premium Video Chat
To Troops, their Families & Supporters!
ooVoo is also offering Operation Gratitude supporters a year’s worth of ooVoo Premium Plan
for free through www.oovoo.com/usa as long as they sign up by March 1, 2013.
*For each download of ooVoo via the www.oovoo.com/usa link, ooVoo will donate 10 cents to Operation Gratitude.
For More Info and to Sign Up NOW, click: ooVoo
CELEBRATE THE JOY OF GIVING!
Shop for unique T-shirts, Hoodies, Greeting cards, Lunch boxes and support the Troops!
10% of purchase price is donated to Operation Gratitude.
Enter Code: nonprofitstore2012 to receive FREE shipping and credit Operation Gratitude with your purchase!
Give the Gift of Better Job Search Advice
In honor of the Military, we’re asking YOU to help cleared job seekers,
and also help our deployed troops.
For every subscription sign-up, ClearanceJobs.com will donate $15 to Operation Gratitude.
The Tiny Soldier will donate 5% of purchase price
to Operation Gratitude
Custom Embroidery and Patriotic Children’s Clothing
GRATEFUL CHICS PATRIOTIC STAR
SHOP NOW - Item #: STAR09P
‘Songs For Soldiers’ features 12 indie artists from different cities across the U.S.
who support our troops serving overseas.
For every CD sold, Hold On Another Day will donate one to Operation Gratitude for care packages.
Display Your Pride –Thank a Hero
With each magnet sold, Stick With Our Troops donates a significant portion of the proceeds to Operation Gratitude.
Each time you make a purchase on ArtfulVision.com, 20% of the purchase price (before tax) will be donated to Operation Gratitude!
Shop for gifts you and others will treasure. Stroll through the virtual gallery – view the variety of unique arts and crafts — all created by artists here in the USA!
Let friends and family know that with each purchase on artfulvision.com they too can support Operation Gratitude.
Shopping for a Cause: ARTFUL
CARDS FOR CAUSES
Want to order your cards for the holidays or simply need new all occasion cards?
Visit Cards For Causes and 20% of your card purchase will be donated to Operation Gratitude!
Cards For Causes offers a wide variety of choices and options.
Order today and Support our Troops!
SALUTE THE BRAVE
Help thank the troops for protecting our country
by purchasing a Salute The Brave hat at http://shop.salutethebrave.com/.
For every hat sold, one is donated to Operation Gratitude to send to the troops in a care package.
The hat reads: “FREE TO BE BECAUSE OF ME” on the back as a thank you for their service.
“HERE’S TO THE WINNERS!”
This long-awaited book is a hand-picked collection of many of L.A. Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy’sfavorite columns from the past 25 years. Complete with full-color photos, it’s a special tribute to the thousands of local readerswhose lives have been touched by his thoughtful, heart-felt and inspiring essays. McCarthy has been sharing stories about San Fernando Valley residents and their extraordinary accomplishments for the past three decades.
Through his insightful columns, Dennis has been a long-time friend to U.S. service members, military families and veterans, and now he is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Here’s to the Winners to Operation Gratitude:
1. Visit www.dailynews.com/dennis
2. Click on “Buy Now”
3. This will open the eCommerce store, where you’ll see “Here’s to the Winners” for sale.
4. Click on “Add to Shopping Cart” and this page will appear. Users can enter “Gratitude” in the “Apply Coupon” box and click on “Go.”
Click here to: Buy Now
Photo Cards Year-Round
10% of your order of personalized Photo Cards
year-round will benefit
To Shop and Order, click CARDS
$2 From Every Item Purchased Donated to Operation Gratitude
For more information and to order: HERO
MY ACTIVE COUNTRY
Buy and Sell on ‘eBay Giving Works’ to
Support our Troops
Click here for more information!
SHOP THE CAFE PRESS OPERATION GRATITUDE STORE!
Business travel just became more rewarding.
As a member of the American Airlines Business ExtrAA® program, Operation Gratitude can now earn points toward valuable travel awards, including round-trip tickets.
Points for Operation Gratitude and AAdvantage® miles for you.
Every time you travel on American Airlines, American Eagle® or AmericanConnection® carriers, Operation Gratitude can earn Business ExtrAA points. At the same time, you will continue to earn your individual AAdvantage points.
Please include this Business ExtrAA 802193 account number, as well as your AAdvantage number, with every reservation on American Airlines, American Eagle® or American Connection® whether you book online (www.aa.com) or through a travel agent and help Operation Gratitude collect valuable awards.
Operation Gratitude Business ExtrAA account number: 802193
Future U.S. Naval Aviator, 8 Year Old Chase Lucas (www.chaselucas.com) raises funds for Operation Gratitude at his Lemonade Stand!
The Card Gang Assembled 55,000 Decks of Playing Cards for the Patriotic Drive…and again for
the Holiday Drive!
Wisconsin Girl Scout Troop #195 Collects over
6000 Beanie Babies!!
The Let Freedom Roar #84 Car and the Supercuts in Massaponax, VA raise money for Operation Gratitude
at a Grand Opening Cut-A-Thon!
MORE THAN 1000 BEANIE BABIES COLLECTED!!
Three congregations in Irvine, CA participated in the drive: Woodbridge Community Church, Filipino American Church and Shuvah Yisrael, a Messanic Jewish Congregation.
Dean Hutkin celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with a tribute to
As part of his Eagle Scout project, Grant Oliver organizes a Pancake Breakfast to raise money to buy Phone Cards for
Operation Gratitude care packages! More pictures…
Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, N.J. collects items and donates $100 per car sold during Holiday Drive: Over $11,500 donated!
Photo courtesy www.wanamakerphotography.com
Emily and Friends celebrate her birthday by preparing “Care Bags” to send to the troops through Operation Gratitude!
Girl Scout Troop #2008, Columbus, Ohio deliver their Record-Breaking Donation of Cookies to their Jeep Dealer!
Emma M. Thanks The Troops!
Officers of the Old Forge High School Senior Class present $818.00 to Operation Gratitude representative Michele Maopolski. The funds were raised through a fun “Dress Down Day’ at school during which all students and faculty donated $1 to $5 to wear clothes normally not permitted by the Dress Code.
This Christmas the athletes of the Girl’s Cross Country Team from San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California participated in a collection of Beanie Babies for Opeation Gratitude.
Team Welsh and Girl Scouts Provide Cookies to Operation Gratitude
Team Hillsdale Chrysler in Hillsdale Michigan
Collects items at their dealership and at local Walmart stores
Wisconsin Lutheran College football players and cheerleaders honored the men and women serving our nation’s military overseas with Operation Gratitude during the October 22 home game with Albion College. Fans at Raabe Stadium brought specified care package items, non-perishable foods and financial donations which will be sent to the troops during the upcoming holidays. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that annually sends thousands of packages to troops stationed around the world. WisconsinLutheran College is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The members of the Randolph Community Arts Council are wonderful people who bring cultural Art events into the town ofRandolph, Massachusetts. The idea to have a “Concert for the Troops” came from a member–the success of the concert was made possible with the help of other RCAC members, family, and friends. The focus of the fundraiser was twofold…… to raise money for the Troops, and to make our young people aware of the importance to support our U.S. Service Members. It appears we have succeeded on both.The Randolph Community Arts Council is very proud to have been involve in something as important as supporting our Troops.
Jeep Employees at Chelsea
Wall of Tribute to Loved Ones Serving our Country
Chatsworth Hills Academy Middle School
As written by students Jordan Valentine and Michael Mondheim
Chatsworth Hills Academy has a long history of service learning. This year, the Middle School students chose Operation Gratitude as the recipient of their community service project. Our school has scheduled four collection dates during which to collect items to send overseas to the troops fighting the War on Terrorism. So far, after three collections, we have collected food, money, DVDs, CDs, and miscellaneous items. We collected 1110 food items, 400 miscellaneous items, and 155 CDs/DVDs. On top of that, we raised $379.39 in cash. Best Buy, in Porter Ranch, donated $300 to almost match our cash earnings to help us buy more CDs and DVDs. Students also wrote letters, composed poetry, drew pictures, and made cards during each collection week to be sent with the packages. Our goal for the last collection, scheduled for the week of May 2nd, is to collect another 1000 items – including items like chapstick, phone cards, hats, cameras, and individually wrapped food items. At Chatsworth Hills Academy Middle School even though we are kids, we know that our efforts are important and we know we can make a difference.
Operation Gratitude at the Vermont City Marathon
Sunday, May 29, 2005
After completing my first marathon in Philadelphia last year, I knew I wanted to use my next race as an opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. Recognizing the tremendous sacrifices our troops were making overseas, I wanted to support them in some way. It seemed especially appropriate since the race fell on the Sunday before Memorial Day.
A colleague at work introduced me to Operation Gratitude, an incredible organization sending care packages to our troops. I visited their web site and read thank you letters from soldiers that had received packages during their deployment. Their genuine appreciation for gifts like disposable cameras, snacks and games encouraged me to raise as much money as possible. I was so impressed by the degree of selflessness in each soldiers’ words.
During twenty weeks of training, I asked friends, family and co-workers to contribute what they could to the fundraiser. Unsurprisingly, their willingness to support Operation Gratitude was immediate and extremely generous. In a matter or weeks, we had raised over $700.
A marathon is a great way to tour a new city, and Burlington did not disappoint. Fantastic weather, beautiful views of Lake Champlain and devoted volunteers made my race day utterly flawless. Moreover, the ability to support Operation Gratitude and the thousands of U.S. troops it serves made each mile more worthwhile.