Operation Gratitude

Join the Olde North Charleston Neighborhood Council on our next Community Outreach Project where we will be sending a care package to our soldiers overseas.  We will be collecting goods from now until December 4th.

OPERATION GRATITUDE WISH LIST

(please provide new items only)        

  • Hand knit hats, scarves, gloves.  We want to include a knit/crochet gift in every holiday care package (roughly 60,000)
  • Beanie babies, webkinz or other small plush toys
  • computer flash drives, DVDs, and CDs, video games
  • headsets (earpiece and microphone) and WebCams
  • commercially sealed lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, roll-on deodorant
  • pre-paid phone cards
  • travel-size board games, handheld electronic games
  • single serving boxes of cold cereal or hot cereal
  • commercially wrapped packets of trail mix, nuts, energy bars, sunflower seeds, candy or beef jerky
  • ready to eat tuna or chicken salad kits
  • Girl Scout cookies
  • packets of powdered hot or cold beverages
  • individual packets of moist towelettes
  • travel size containers of foot powder
  • screen printed T-shirts, baseball style caps, gloves
  • disposable cameras
  • holiday greeting cards(blank)
  • unsealed personal cards and letters

Write Letters

Operation Gratitude strives to include several personal letters in every package that we send.  Help ensure that a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman knows that you are thinking of them by writing cards or letters.  It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.

What to write about:

  • Keep your message upbeat and positive
  • be thankful-share a little bit of yourself
  • ask questions; however, do NOT discuss death or killing
  • avoid politics completely and religion in excess
  • it’s all about appreciation and respect
  • Ask yourself, “will this letter bring a smile to someone’s face”
  • Sample Salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One
  • Include your own mail or email if you would like to have a reply
  • no stamps or envelopes needed
  • hand written cards or letters are most appreciated
  • all letters will be screened, please do NOT seal envelopes

You may contact Elizabeth McCravy, lizmccravy@hotmail.com, to make your donation or come to our next council meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 at the Olde Meeting Place

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