Accepting donations for our troops
Posted on 01/06/2021

Hylton S2S will be accepting donations to support deployed troops and servicemembers in the community through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude's Mission-"On March 20, 2003, Operation Gratitude sent its first four Care Packages to deployed Service Members in Iraq, and began its mission to lift the morale of U.S. Troops, bring smiles to Service Members’ faces and express the appreciation and support of the American people. Since then, Operation Gratitude has sent more than 3 million Care Packages, including to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed to countries and oceans around the globe. Generous citizens donate hundreds of thousands of “Wish List” items each year to fill the Care Packages. Through donation drives, letter writing campaigns, craft projects, hands-on volunteer events and other activities, our mission is to provide every American an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who serve, as we work together to strengthen communities and bridge the civilian-service divide."

Please bring your donations to Hylton on January 11th or January 25th from 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Pitre or Mr. Nerenberg.

Thank you for supporting our troops.


Every Operation Gratitude Care Package, valued between $45 and $100, contains products donated by service-friendly companies; as well as handmade scarves and quick-deploy paracord bracelets, handwritten letters of gratitude and other “Wish List” items donated by grateful Americans.

Service Members tell us that handmade items and thank you letters are the most treasured items received. Additional care package goodies include: Beanie Babies, snack items, hygiene kits, games, puzzles, energy shots, coffee, body wipes, hand sanitizer, and other special treats that provide reminders of home.

Each Care Package is packed with love by volunteers at our Forward Operating Base (aka “The FOB”) in Chatsworth, California, and then individually addressed and mailed to a Service Member deployed far away from home.

Operation Gratitude