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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Remembering our Troops during the Holiday Season

As of November 15th, there are approximately 1.1 million American troops deployed worldwide, with nearly 175,000 troops stationed in non US territories. The holiday season makes being away from home particularly difficult, whether you’re on the other side of the United States or across the globe. Numerous charities work to let our soldiers know that America is conscious of and grateful for their sacrifices.

Operation Support Our Troops - America sends care packages throughout the year to troops. During the holidays donors can choose to send either a standard package or stockings to soldiers. The stocking option includes ornaments, a Christmas card, and holiday candy.

Operation Gratitude has sent over 1.3 million care packages to American troops since its inception. Through Operation Gratitude, donors can send personal letters to troops, veterans, new recruits, and wounded warriors. Donors can also send clothing, hygiene items, food, and games, among other items.

During the holiday season and beyond, these 4 star charities help translate your thoughts of gratitude into heartfelt gifts to our troops.

Interested in supporting troops in other ways? Use our advanced search tool to get started.

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