Operation Gratitude & Starbucks Foundation

With a $250,000 Starbucks Foundation donation for U.S. frontline COVID-19 responders, Operation Gratitude will deliver up to 50,000 Care Packages, bulk donations, and handwritten letters to First Responders, Health Care Workers, and Military Personnel.
Read the entire press release here.

THEY CAN’t stop,
so we won’t stop

During this global pandemic, Operation Gratitude will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our care package recipients. Join us, along with our partners at the Starbucks Foundation, to demonstrate that actions do speak louder than words and show our COVID-19 First Responders that as long as they continue to serve, we will continue to support them.

This is our opportunity for action! 

Join the Movement!

Write Letters

Write letters of gratitude and support for First Responders, Emergency Medical Personnel and Military on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Volunteerism

Our response to COVID-19 is a call to action for #VirtualVolunteerism. Operation Gratitude provides every American the opportunity to say “thank you” to those who serve. Find out the 3 ways you can give back from your own home.


In 2003, as the invasion of Iraq began, Operation Gratitude was born.  17 years later, our mission is more important than ever. The impact we have made and will continue to make during these challenging times is profound. Over the next few weeks, Operation Gratitude will join forces with hundreds of thousands of Americans to lift the spirits of Deployed Troops, National Guardsmen, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of this pandemic.