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Patriotic Push for Paperbacks and Postage

posted on Mar 23 2011 1 Comment

Patriotic Push for Paperbacks & Postage! 

Help us collect new & gently used paperback books to send to our troops!
Help us raise $$ to pay for the postage to ship our care packages!

Friends: It’s that time of year again! Time for us to get ready to send thousands of care packages to deployed heroes serving all over the world!   We need YOUR HELP to succeed in our mission of putting a smile on every service member’s face!
PAPERBACKS: Reading books is a great way to pass the time in the rare moments our service members are able to relax. Let’s provide them with reading material they can enjoy and share with their buddies!  

Specifically, we are looking for:   

  • New and used paperback books in excellent condition
  • Standard paperback size is best
  • All varieties of subject matter; fiction and non-fiction 

Please deliver or ship to:
Operation Gratitude/National Guard Armory
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406

If shipping, please include this Donation Form in every carton you send us. If making an in-person delivery, please check our Volunteer Hours of Operation on our website before coming by the armory.

POSTAGE: Long-gone are the days of 6-cent stamps! It costs $15 for us to assemble & ship each care package.  Simply put, every dollar raised helps send another care package to the troops!

Here are simple ways you can help raise funds:

  • Donate Now:  online or by mail (send checks to Operation Gratitude – 21100 Lassen Street – Chatsworth, CA 91344)
  • Recycle Cell Phones: Support our troops and benefit the environment
  • Donate Your Vehicle: Tax deduction for you and funds for packages
  • Visit our Great Ideas Page: Gift cards, clothing, jewelry, party supplies, magazines – all purchases raise funds for care packages


  • Handwritten letters of thanks
  • Beanie Babies or other small stuffed animals
  • Small packages Beef Jerky
  • Energy Bars
  • Individual Packets of Hot Cereal
  • DVDs/CDs
  • Bandana Cool Ties
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Roll-on Deodorant

Please deliver/ship to same address posted above for books.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter! We appreciate your support, and with your help, we are looking forward to another very successful Patriotic Drive! Thank you!!

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