Handmade With Love

Blog Series

December 12, 2022

Support (verb): To hold up or add strength literally or figuratively. To advocate, assist or help. Operation Gratitude’s partners and...

August 12, 2022

Every week, we hear from enthusiastic people across the country, like you, who want to join us on the journey...

June 23, 2022

For Deployed Troops, sometimes reminders of home can be few and far between, so letters and Care Packages from people who care are tremendously valuable and can help reduce the stress of a tough deployment and being far from home.

October 22, 2020

My career in the Marine Corps was marked by two bookends — from my first deployment as a young Second...

October 15, 2020

The story in today's post is very personal to me, and I am sharing it with you because it illustrates so clearly what many young men and women experience when they are deployed — many of them separated from their families for the very first time.

September 28, 2020

"I realized that my letter writing didn’t have to be complicated. It needed to be a piece of positivity. This pandemic has created so much loneliness. People just want a bit of human connection." - Jake Kelly

July 15, 2020

Sign up to get this Operation Gratitude Weekly Briefing delivered directly to your inbox every Tuesday! Ten days ago our nation...

July 2, 2020

Sign up to get this Operation Gratitude Weekly Brief delivered directly to your inbox every Tuesday! This R.E.D. Friday, as...

June 20, 2019

As part of our year-long “Sweet 16” celebration, last month we invited our community of volunteers and supporters to compete...