Day 3 — Operation Gratitude
Photo courtesy of Maureen Churchill
In preparation for Memorial Day, I enlisted the help of some friends of mine for today’s act of kindness. I contacted my son’s teachers to ask if the class might want to write some letters to send to Operation Gratitude. Much to my delight, they agreed to help. I sent my son to school today with blank notecards and a printout from the Operation Gratitude website that outlined the process for teachers.
When I arrived home I was greeted by a bounty of hand written and hand drawn notes and letters created by my son’s class. Each was creative and unique and heartfelt. I can only imagine the joy these notes and drawings will bring to their recipients.
My deepest thanks go to his teachers who embraced this idea, and especially to the children who created all of these wonderful cards. The ripples of kindness from this act may actually reach all the way to the other side of the world, where many of our troops are stationed. Thank you for helping me do something special for our heroes this Memorial Day Weekend.
This is from the Operation Gratitude website:
Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ 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 Care Givers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.
Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects, and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” through active, hands-on volunteerism.