Craft a Handmade with Love Item

Every Handmade With Love item is an expression of deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our recipients.
Nothing says “Thank You” and “I Care” more than an item lovingly made by hand.

Operation Gratitude in Action

We have a Facebook group called Operation Gratitude in Action for our Handmade With Love donors! Come and meet volunteers from across the country, share pictures of your work, and join our virtual crafting circles!

Crochet & Knit

Crochet & Knit

In the cold winter months, we include a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package we send to the troops. To make that happen, we need the knitting and crocheting talents of volunteers across the country.


Use your knitting/crochet skills to create small items for those who serve. These tokens of gratitude create a smile when they are received.



Our volunteers across the country express their appreciation for those who serve through their sewing talents.

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

Every care package we send not only includes letters from grateful Americans, but also blank cards for the service members’ own personal use.
Paracord Lanyards

Paracord Lanyards

By taking the time to craft a paracord lanyard, you are providing a hero with a tangible, lasting expression of your gratitude, and a symbol of the appreciation of grateful Americans everywhere.

Give Back Box

Operation Gratitude is now partnering with Give Back Box to offer discounted shipping to our Handmade with Love donors! All boxes up to 50 pounds qualify for $20 shipping throughout the U.S.


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