Did you know that Operation Gratitude sends cuddly bears in Care Packages to our youngest Warriors—the children of deployed Military? Battalion Buddy Packages come individually assembled in a box 8 1/2″ by 11″ by 5″, which closely resembles the “Care Packages” we send to our brave men and women serving overseas. Inside each box is the Battalion Buddy bear dressed in a “camo”-style jacket.
Family Readiness Officers and battalion leaders wishing to request Battalion Buddy Packages can request packages here. Each Battalion Buddy Care Package costs Operation Gratitude $15 to assemble and send to a Military child. Financial donations to support the Battalion Buddy Program can be made online or by check made payable and addressed to:
P.O. Box 260257
Encino, CA 91426-0257
Corporate Donors should contact us at partnership@OperationGratitude.com regarding sponsorship opportunities.
Important: For Battalion Buddy Requests, please have your rear detachment or family readiness coordinator contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or if you are familiar with the family readiness coordinator, please forward them our information) so we can arrange to send Battalion Buddies to all the children of your unit. We wish we had the resources to be able to ship to individuals but it is not within our mandate and we apologize that we cannot fulfill requests on an individual basis.
We are currently looking for Sponsors to continue the program. Please contact Info@OperationGratitude.com to learn about Sponsorship opportunities.
Please Note: We greatly appreciate the service and sacrifice of all military families, but the specific intent of Battalion Buddy packages is to provide comfort to those children who will not see their parent for a long time and need something to hold on to. Please understand that due to very limited resources, we must restrict this program to the children of OVERSEAS deployed/deploying Military only.