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Reaching Out to Our Heroes At Home and Worldwide.

We Salute

Here are a few examples. Who do you know who would like to join hands with Operation Shoebox?

  • We salute- the many Sam’s Club employees across the nation have given their time to collect items to ship to our troops around the globe. Sam’s Club members have partnered with them to donate items for Operation Shoebox care packages.
  • We salute-comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham promotes our mission regularly and spreads the word about our continual need for candy to add to our boxes. So far, we estimate receiving a whopping 10,000 pounds of candy from around the country. Visit here to learn more about this patriotic funny guy.
  • We salute- Montgomery County Association Family & Community Education for collecting and shipping goodies from Maryland!
  • We salute Advance America associates for working hard to collect over 7,000 items for our care packages.
  • We salute DTE Energy & the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant for collecting 300 pounds of homegrown love and support to ship overseas.
  • We salute the Girl Scouts of the Greater Atlanta area for providing Girl Scout cookies to our heroes and the Girl Scouts of the Heart of New Jersey for assembling care packages.
    For more information about sending cookies to the troops, please contact:
    Melissa Brandon
    Product Sales Manager
    Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
    5601 N. Allen Road
    Mableton GA 30126
  •  We salute Iridium Technology for coordinating a drive that yielded four tons of donations.
  • We Salute Connecticut-based company Ward Leonard for holding an Operation Shoebox charity drive, as well as the Thomaston American Legion and the Thomaston Rotary Club. 481 pounds of goodies were collected for our overseas troops!

I just got one of your packages today and it was awesome!  We got 8 bags, and I dispersed them quickly.  Also, in the bags were some knit beanies.  Man those were awesome!  I will be sending an email soon with a picture of a few of us sporting them!

Philip C.

I would like to thank you for the care packages that you sent to us. It really does mean a lot to my troops and myself when we know there are people who do care for us. We greatly appreciate your efforts in making us feel more at home away from our families. I want to let you know that your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thank you again.

SFC Montalvo

Just a quick note to say thanks for the care packages that you sent over to the 371st SUS BDE. The soldiers really like the items and even more is the fact that there are people like you that care and think about us while we are away from our families. So again I am very thankful to you. Thanks, thanks thanks.

SSG Rodney Jenkins

Thank you for your support. It is amazing to watch the faces of my troop when they receive your gifts of generosity. You lift them up and keep them motivated. Thank you for everything you do.


From: SSG John S

My name is Lewis and I am a Warrant Officer in the US Army stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan. My unit received your care packages the other day and I want to say thank you! The cookies and Cracker Jacks are always fun to get, but I was mostly touched by a simple handwritten note from Ruth Salerno. The soldiers here do our job because we love our fellowman and we still believe in America. We do not seek accolades, yet I find it very satisfying (and humbling) to know you believe in us. You call u… Read more

Lewis Thomas

My name is Sergeant Carlos Valdez. I just received my care package from Operation Shoe Box today and I felt a need to email you guys back home and thank you for all the help and support all the volunteers have given to soldiers like myself. It’s been a while since I received mail here and this was definitely a moral booster. I would also like to thank Eleanor Sullivan from Summerfield Florida for the lovely card sent in my package, please let her know that her kind words didn’t go unnoticed and … Read more

SGT Carlos Valdez

My name is Brad Nelson and I received a care package from you today. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Myself along with the rest of my company is extremely grateful for your generosity. The treats that you sent were a huge boost in moral and made my day along with many others. It is such a great feeling to know that there are people like you who are willing to support our troops.

CW2 Brad Nelson

Thank you all for the numerous packages that you sent us a few weeks ago! They were distributed all across post and our soldiers truly loved everything in them!  Your hard work, dedication and generosity is truly
appreciated.  It makes us especially happy when we see all of time, effortand care that went into packing each box.  Again, thank you all and may God Bless You!

PFC Hiss

Hello, I would like to extend a warm thank you for all that you all have done for my Soldiers located here in Afghanistan.  I am the First Sergeant for Headquarters Company.  I am just arriving to our final location and this is where we operate from.  I noticed the stockings that were sent and passed out to our Soldiers. I want you to know the looks on their faces were priceless.  Knowing they would be away from family during the holiday this let them know that they are not forgotten, Thanks… Read more

SFC M M Jr. Task Force Buffalo

Thank you for the care packages we received here at FOB Wright, Afghanistan. The care packages truly mean a lot to many Soldiers deployed right now. Because we are in an outlying area, many packages do not get out here fast enough for the Soldiers. When they do receive the care packages, it’s like a piece of home for many. Especially for me, I appreciate the comics, crossword puzzles, and have found good use for the tube socks also. Once again,
thank you for all of your support.

Blackwell, William H