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LETTERS OF GRATITUDE

SAY “Thank You”

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Deployed Troops, First Responders, Veterans, New Recruit Graduates, or Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers for their service to our country. Care Package recipients tell us these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box.

Social Distancing & Shipping

During this time of social distancing, you don't need to leave your home to mail your handmade items! Please use this guide to order boxes, print postage, and have your box picked up by the post office.

GET OUR USPS SHIP FROM HOME GUIDE

LETTER DETAILS

We have an urgent need for letters specifically written to Deployed Troops, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please address all of your the letters and cards generically with “Dear Hero” and follow the guidelines provided below. 

HOW TO WRITE A LETTER

Write to a:

DEPLOYED TROOP
currently overseas in harm’s way

RECRUIT GRADUATE
just completed Boot Camp and has sworn to serve for the next 4 or more years

VETERAN
served our country in the past

FIRST RESPONDER
any Police Officer, Sheriff Deputy, Firefighter, or Emergency Medical Personnel

WOUNDED HERO
was wounded, ill, or injured in the line of duty

CAREGIVER
provides in-home care to Wounded Heroes

READY TO SHIP YOUR ITEMS?

  1. Sort your letters by recipient type
  2. Fill out our Donor Form and print a copy for each box that you send.
    COMPLETE DONATION FORM
  3. Put all loose artwork and letters/cards (no individual envelopes) in a large envelope or box according to their recipient type.
  4. Please use ATTN: Letter Writing Program – COVID-19 Response for letters specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and ATTN: Letter Writing Program – Virtual Volunteerism for all other letters.
  5. Ship to:
    Operation Gratitude
    ATTN: Letter Writing Program
    9409 Owensmouth Ave
    Chatsworth, CA 91311

QUESTIONS?

Email us at info@operationgratitude.com.

MAIL CALL

Care Package recipients respond with their own words of appreciation.

READ THEIR RESPONSES →

I’m always excited to receive a package! I’ve gotten great pleasure in reading the personal handwritten letters and drawings from kids and adults alike, and I’ve got a few with addresses that I will be replying to today.”

D.S