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Operation Gratitude Collection Drive: Say Thank You to Those Who Serve
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, January 19, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until Saturday, January 19, 2019
Vinings 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 December 15th 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)
Jerky (Individual Bags)
Pencils (Mechanical preferred)
Powder (Travel Size)
Puzzle Books (7″x10″ preferred size)
Sewing Kits (Travel size)
Socks (Black Crew Length)
Sunscreen (Travel Size, non-aerosol)
(6 inches or smaller)