In the News

May 15, 2023

Operation Gratitude founder Carolyn Blashek and U.S. Army Capt. Pamela Donas share the organization’s mission and impact to service members and their families.

May 4, 2023

KWTX and Navy Federal Credit Union partner to collect items for Operation Gratitude for Military Appreciation Month. These donations will be collected for the entire month of May.

December 15, 2022

Operation Gratitude began in Carolyn’s living room in 2003. In the first six months she sent out 650 care packages by herself. Then she began to recruit help. Almost 20 years later, this grassroots movement has distributed over 3.5 million care packages around the world.

December 14, 2022

Operation gratitude has sent over 3.5 million care packages to service members.

December 14, 2022

Transforming 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. into a winter wonderland in three days is a daunting task — but as Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel learned in White House Christmas 2022, it’s a magical whirlwind. Join HGTV on a tour of the all-American holiday headquarters they helped create.

November 29, 2022

A cheekier version of the Bidens’ German shepherd appears in the “Kindness and Gratitude” themed Vermeil Room, peeking out of a wrapped gift box while Willow rests nearby. The room includes boxes from Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that delivers care packages to first responders, deployed troops and military families.

November 21, 2022

Five minutes could make a soldier overseas feel empowered and supported. Operation Gratitude sends a handwritten letter in each of the boxes that they ship out to military and first responders. In five simple steps, it is possible to share love, give thanks, and empower a person with inspiring words.

November 18, 2022

Somewhere far away this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, soldiers and first responders are going to receive a care package and inside it will contain a handwritten card thanking them for everything they do. The authors of the cards are groups of second graders at Wegienka Elementary School in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District.

November 18, 2022

Dozens of volunteers are spending the day in Harnett County putting together care packages for first responders. The nonprofit “Operation Gratitude” travels the country creating care packages for first responders and servicemembers. They’re spending part of this week in Erwin at the Erwin Business Complex.

November 3, 2022

At Operation Gratitude, we honor our Veterans throughout the year with Care Packages created especially for them and filled with useful items we know they will enjoy.

November 3, 2022

On Veterans Day, we honor and remember the achievements, courage and dedication of the patriots who served our country. Operation Gratitude thanks them for their service because they were called—or they volunteered—to be part of something bigger than themselves.

November 3, 2022

A California based organizations is assembling 16,000 care packages for veterans ahead of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Operation Gratitude is sending those care packages across the globe and 500 of them will be coming to Princeton.