Since 2003, Operation Gratitude has sent over 2.5 million care packages to deployed Service Members who have selflessly chosen to serve our country.
Operation Gratitude understands no one knows that sacrifice more than the Military Families who are at home while their service members are away fighting for our freedom.
Military Families serve our nation in their own special way and the Operation Gratitude Military Families Program is dedicated to support and recognize them.
SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES
You can help us get these cherished bears to their forever homes by donating to cover shipping costs. With your donations, we can provide comfort and smiles to children who are missing their parents during long deployments. Click on the button below to donate today!
Battalion Buddies are always in high demand. If your business would like to help support Military Families by building Battalion Buddies that will be delivered to the children of Deployed Troops, please click on the button below to get involved.
REQUEST battalion buddies
While we are still taking requests for Battalion Buddies during COVID-19, we may not be able to send them out immediately.
Our signature Battalion Buddy Bears are just one way our Military Families Program supports the children of our service members.
Each Battalion Buddy skin is hand stuffed with love and care by one of Operation Gratitude’s many volunteers. They are then dressed in “camo”-style jackets and caps and quality checked to ensure these bears are ready to meet their new brave owners.