Operation Gratitude

I love to knit and crochet.  Seriously.  I’m hooked.  I always have several projects, ideas, or purchase orders meandering through the yarn webs in my mind.  It is what it is.  Lately I have looked around for ways to use my love to help spread the love.  I found Operation Gratitude by way of a tweet from a fellow yarn lover.  Operation Gratitude specializes in care packages for our troops.  Here is a little bit of what they do:

(From their blog)

“Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to wounded warriors in transition.  Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$125 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.

For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 660,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.

Please join our efforts! Sign up for our Mailing List for updates and information. You can visit our website, ”like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch inspirational videos on our YouTube channel.”

Awesome, right???  Guess what!  I can knit scarves for the troops!  What a great way to wrap a soldier in love.  Go check them out and wrap your own heart in a little love too.