SERVE at Home - Write Letters for Operation Gratitude


Family Volunteering

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1 hours
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Houston, TX
United States

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Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Houston volunteering all week long!

In preparation for Veteran's Day, take some time to write a letter or make a card to say Thank You to all who serve. Operation Gratitude includes handwritten letters in every Care Package sent to the Military and First Responders. Taking the time to put pen to paper and share your heartfelt thoughts can motivate a First Responder or a service member.

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Directions

Supplies needed:

  • Paper or blank cards
  • Pens, pencils, markers or crayons
  • Stickers, stamps, or other art supplies you may have at home
  • A mailing envelope and postage

We will be using Operation Gratitude's letter writing guidelines to write letters. You will need register with Operation Gratitude to get started writing letters.

On the inside of your cards, include a drawing and a supportive message such as:

Thank you for your service!

I appreciate you!

You are awesome!

Or any other fun, positive, and/or uplifting message! You can also write a joke or riddle. Please sign the cards with your first name, age and where you are from.

The Operation Gratitude letter writing guidelines provide information on where to send letters. You will need to fill out an online donation form. This form lets Operation Gratitude know when you are ready send your letters. It also provides you with detailed instructions and labels for shipping (postage not included). Follow the shipping guidelines in the letter-writing guide email you received when you submit an online donation form.

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

More About Our Partner

Operation Gratitude's mission is to honor the service of our Military and First Responders by creating opportunities to express gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a nation-wide nonprofit dedicated to providing people across our great country with opportunities for hands-on volunteerism to say "thank you" to our Military, Veterans, and First Responders.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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