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.
REGISTER TO WRITE LETTERS
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 register to write letters for Operation Gratitude at the button below. Upon registration, you will receive all the tools necessary to successfully write letters!
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.
ready to send us your letters?
Please follow these guides when preparing your letters for shipping. Your help in this process allows us to screen and send the letters faster. Thank you!
SHIP YOUR ITEMS TO US
- Sort your letters by recipient type: Deployed Troop, First Responder, Health Care Hero, Veteran, New Recruit, or Wounded Hero and Caregiver.
- Fill out our Donor Form below. Upon submission you will receive an email with shipping instructions.
COMPLETE DONATION FORM
- Put all loose artwork and letters/cards in a large envelope or box according to their recipient type. Please DO NOT put letters in individual envelopes; all letters must go through an internal screening process and the envelopes slow that process down significantly.
- 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.
- Ship your letters to:
ATTN: Letter Writing Program
9409 Owensmouth Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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.”