Cool Ties

In the summer months, we send “Cool Ties” in our deployed troop Care Packages. When dipped in water, the polymer granules in each Cool Tie will stay cool for several hours. Troops place them around their neck or tie them around their head for relief from the heat. Each Cool Tie is handmade with love by volunteers around the country.

Special shipping instructions

Please fold your Cool Tie and place one rubber band around it to keep it from unfolding.


Operation Gratitude in Action

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

Every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon, we have Zoom meetups and chat that brings together our volunteers for some crafting and chatting. You do not need to be a crafter to join the conversation!

You can find the links to our Zoom meeting in the “events” menu of the group.


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