Thanksgiving may be over, but gratitude doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for another way to give thanks, why not consider sending a care package to members of the military, both past and present?
At Imagine Learning, our employees enjoy giving back. As our Thanksgiving project, we participated in Operation Gratitude, collecting healthy snacks, personal care products, stuffed animals, and other items for new recruits, current troops, veterans, and wounded warriors.
Because of the generosity of our co-workers, we collected even more items this year than in 2014. Take a look at the photo on the right!
Our employees also took the time to write notes of thanks to those who serve our country. We know by past experience that this personal touch doesn't go unnoticed.
No matter the time of year, our military members love personal notes and drawings. Those who are far away from their friends and family members especially appreciate the boost to their morale, as shown in this video.
Want to show gratitude to an enlisted troop or veteran? It’s easy. Here's how:
- Create drawings and/or write notes of appreciation.
- Collect goodies and personal items as suggested on Operation Gratitude’s wish list.
- Send all your items to the address shown below.
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard 17330 Victory Boulevard Van Nuys, CA 91406
Please include a donation form with your shipment. You can print this donation form directly from the Operation Gratitude website. While online, explore the site to learn more about other ways you can offer support.
As you can see, it’s not hard to spread a little joy and boost the morale of someone serving in the military. Just take the time to share gratitude today and feel the joy!
For even more ideas on how to teach gratitude to yourself and others, check out our previous blog post.