MANSFIELD PA – The Mansfield University Veteran Support Group has launched campaign to support our deployed military service members this holiday season. Through the programs operationgratitude.com and operationshoebox.com, the Veteran Support Group invites everyone to participate in this endeavor.
“We would like to remind all students, faculty and staff there is a very simple way one can support our troops. If you’re so busy you are wondering how you could find the time to support our troops, worry no more. In a matter of minutes, you can support troops online at operationgratitude.com or operationshoebox.com,” said Roger Maisner, Coordinator of Military and Veteran Affairs.
The Veteran Support Group is comprised of students, faculty and staff and believes the holidays is a good time to remind others that there are ways to show support for our troops.
About Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude has delivered more than 2.1 million Care Packages since 2003 filled with items donated by grateful Americans and service-friendly companies that want to express their support for Heroes serving overseas and here at home. The program seeks to lift the spirits, meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military, 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 as well as to their children left behind. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. Each package contains donated products valued between $45 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.
About Operation Shoebox
Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation.
When you give a tax-deductible donation to Operation Shoebox, you can take pride in knowing that 100% of your gift goes directly to shipping costs and care package supplies. Shipping costs for an average month total between $11,000 and $17,000 in postage.
Operation Shoebox is headquartered are in Florida. In 2017, 114 tons of supplies were sent to the hardworking members of the U.S. military around the world.
Honor the sacrifices that members of our armed forces make every day by contributing to our mission today.
Operation Shoebox is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 2003.