Our Mission

To forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide.
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Our response to COVID-19 is a call to action for #VirtualVolunteerism, and we are providing ways individuals, groups and businesses to give back from your own home

Because our Deployed Troops and First Responders can’t stop, we won’t stop!

Our #VirtualVolunteerism campaign will allow every American the opportunity to support Deployed Troops, National Guardsmen, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Click on one of the buttons below to get started,
and invite your family and friends to join us!

Paracord Challenge

From July 3-24, 2020, we challenge our amazing volunteers across the nation to make RED, WHITE, AND BLUE paracord bracelets for Deployed Troops and mail them to Operation Gratitude. 

We will include these expressions of gratitude in the individually addressed Care Packages we send to service members in more than 50 countries and on U.S. Naval vessels on all seven seas.

Celebrate Christmas in July and write letters of gratitude to deployed troops! 

We are a collective of military and veteran nonprofit organizations, and together, we are issuing a call to action to America: pay it forward by showing all those who are serving in the United States Military the infinite support of a grateful nation!

Calling All Runners!



Here on the USS San Jacinto, we recently received a shipment of care packages from y’all at Operation Gratitude. This little ray of sunshine was much needed, as the unfortunate spread of the Coronavirus has stopped all of our possible port visits. As of right now, we have been underway for 61 consecutive days, and are expecting another 50+ before we get a break. Like I said, much needed. We are all so thankful for your generosity. What you do makes what we do a little easier, and it means a lot to every one of us. Please keep being great.
Very Respectfully,
ET2(sw) BP


Who We Are:

Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the largest nonprofit in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of Military, Veterans, and First Responders. Since 2003, the organization has delivered more than 2.6 Million Care Packages and has provided opportunities for countless Americans to forge strong bonds with their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. In 2019 alone, more than 1 Million volunteers participated in 10,000 Operation Gratitude Service Projects nationwide.