Thank You From Operation Gratitude


Dear Car Donation Foundation,

On behalf of Operation Gratitude and the recipients of our care packages, I thank you for your generous donation of $75,000.00. Your contribution will enable us to send over 250,000 ‘chock full’ care Packages this year to the tens of thousands of brave men and women still deployed overseas in harsh and remote areas; to their children anxiously awaiting their return; and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care givers.

With the help of supporters nationwide since 2003, we have sent more than 2 Million Operation Gratitude Care Packages containing snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and hand-made items, and personal letters from appreciative Americans. These expressions of love and concern for fellow citizens offer our Military & First Responders a much-deserved “Thank You For Your Service” and are always greeted with enthusiasm and great appreciation.

As one Navy Sailor and New York Police Department Officer recently wrote:

“Every box, every piece of paper, every cloth, every nook, every pen, every pencil, every notebook, every brush, every toothpaste, every shower gel, every puzzle, every magazine, every letter, every piece of candy… means a lot to us when we are away from home. It gives us Hope, Confidence, Happiness, Strength & Pride that somebody thinks about us that someone is there for us. Thank You all. God Bless America.”

On December 9, 2017, we celebrated the delivery of our Two Millionth Care Package – all made possible by your support! I hope you’ll visit our Social Media sites to see pictures of the event!

Every single donation we receive furthers our mission of saying “Thank You” to those who serve. Many companies have matching gift programs that will match your donation, or maybe even double or triple it! Please check with your Human Resources/Personnel office to learn if your donation is eligible.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and wonderful patriotic spirit. The recipients of your generosity will remember your kindness forever. As a 20-year Marine and the new CEO and this amazing organization, I will always be appreciative of your support and encouragement for Operation Gratitude. You are truly making a difference!

With warm regards,


Kevin M. Schmiegel, CEO

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