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Operation Gratitude Collection Drive: Say Thank You to Those Who Serve

South Cobb Regional Library

Thursday, January 17

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Saturday, January 19, 2019

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South Cobb Regional Library invites you to participate in a Martin Luther King service project by collecting items for Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends out care packages to Deployed Troops, New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders and Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers.

The mission of Operation Gratitude is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Caregivers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.

Donation drop off boxes will be available in the library from January 5th until January 19th. Donations will be mailed to Operation Gratitude on January 22.

Please assist us in this service project by donating one or more of the following items:

A letter of support & appreciation (These are especially cherished items in the Care Packages.)

All Purpose Wipes (Single & 30ct Packs or Less)

Batteries (“AA” and/or “AAA”)

Deodorant (Travel Size, non-aerosol)

Drink Mix (Individual Serving Packets)


Hand Warmers

Jerky (Individual Bags)

Lip Balm

Pencils (Mechanical preferred)

Playing Cards

Powder (Travel Size)

Puzzle Books (7″x10″ preferred size)

Sewing Kits (Travel size)

Socks (Black Crew Length)

Sunscreen (Travel Size, non-aerosol)

Beanie Babies, Webkinz, or other Small Plush Toys →

(6 inches or smaller)

Knit or Crocheted Scarves and Hats →

Cool Ties →

Paracord Survival Bracelets →

Operation Gratitude Collection Drive: Say Thank You to Those Who Serve


South Cobb Regional Library
805 Clay Road
Mableton, GA 30126 United States
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