When: NOW until October 31st
Where: Return your letter to the Learning Commons by the deadline
Who: All students, teachers, staff, and community members
Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ care packages each year to deployed troops serving in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy who are stationed all over the world. Of all the items included in these care packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation!
Our goal is to include several letters and colorful drawings in every care package and tell our heroes "WE CARE!" Writing a letter is a meaningful way for Americans to show support for all who serve. It only takes five minutes of your day but will bring lasting joy to the recipients.
Letter Writing Tips:
- Start with a salutation, such as "Dear Hero" or "Dear Brave One"...
- Express your thanks for their selfless service, commitment and bravery.
- Share a little about yourself: Family, Hobbies, School, Work, Pets, Travel
- Avoid writing about politics and religion; however, saying you are praying for them is wonderful.
- Another topic to stay away from is gun violence, asking how many people they've killed, what it is like to kill, etc. Please, no drawings of guns or dead people.
- Please don't date your letters; it can take up to a few months for care packages to be received after they are sent.
- Adults: Include your email address if you want the recipient to reply. Students: USE FIRST NAMES ONLY and no addresses, please.
- Can't find the words? Consider drawing or painting a picture instead; please add a note to kids' drawings with their age if they cannot write. Please avoid glitter!
- Please DO NOT put cards or letters in individual envelopes; all letters will go through a screening process.
For students at the high school, writing materials are available in the Learning Commons. All letters should be completed and brought to the Learning Commons by October 31st. Come by and get a lollipop for every letter you write!
Please contact Mrs. Eliasson firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information about Operation Gratitude, please visit operationgratitude.com