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Quilts for VA Hospital

Our wonderful volunteers made quilts for our veterans at the VA Hospital in Gainesville FL and Rosie Parent one of our volunteers and myself had the honor and privilege to take them to the VA hospital and meet some of our veterans who were so happy to get them. It

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Corporate Sponsors

We are pleased to partner with corporate sponsors who share our mission of extending tangible appreciation to our military heroes and veterans. By creatively combining our volunteer resources with support from the private sector, we are able to ensure that every individual member of the armed forces who requests a care package receives one.

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Keep in touch with us: Operation Shoebox loves sending mail of all kinds. Stay current with all our latest news and events. Sign up today, and find something from Operation Shoebox in your inbox!

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Millionth Box

As we close in on shipping our Millionth “shoebox” we look back at how we got started and how we have grown. From one mother’s heartache to a worldwide operation, find out how and why we ship the comforts of home to deployed troops worldwide.

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Thanks to our Volunteers

Who fuels the boxes? Daily, we are grateful to receive goods and financial support from organizations like the Girl Scouts, Sam’s Club, and companies and small businesses around the nation. Our volunteers give tirelessly to make sure every hero’s needs are met.

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How You Can Reach Our Heros

Trade a few minutes of a smartphone game for a quick opportunity to reach out:
adopting a troop is as simple as this form on our website.
Do you really want to make it to the next level?
Partner with Operation Shoebox today to make a real difference in real lives.

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Quote From Troops

Words cannot express how much we really appreciated the support we received!!! Every package felt like opening up presents on Christmas Day and it was a great morale booster. Even though we were doing our job, it made us feel even more appreciated receiving a package filled with love from a perfect stranger.

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Collecting candy. Driving trucks full of cookies. Knitting hats. Donating old cell phones.
These are a few ways that volunteers make a difference to our troops. Our programs
work well in the workplace, civic groups, senior centers or places of worship.
Whatever your passion or time commitment – we have a place for you.

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How it all Began

What started in a military mom’s living room has grown to an organization with global reach. Read Mary Harper’s story and learn how she coped with five children deployed in the U.S. Armed Forces simultaneously. From Belleview, Florida to Pennsylvania Avenue, Operation Shoebox is the unique vision of one woman who transformed crushing worry into millions of grins.

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