MILFORD, Ohio–A partnership between Operation Gratitude, Serve DC and Target Corporation resulted in approximately 75,000 personal care kits being assembled for military personnel serving abroad.
The effort was held Jan. 19 at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, as care packages were filled with snacks, entertainment items, hygiene products and personal letters of appreciation.
Buckhorn Inc., a manufacturer of reusable plastic containers and pallet systems for material handling, contributed heavy-duty plastic cases, normally used in industrial and commercial supply chains, to help improve logistics and protection of the donated products.
More than 10,000 were on hand as part of a volunteer supply chain– including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Operation Gratitude, a California-based non-profit, annually sends 100,000 care packages to individually named U.S. service members deployed around the world.
“Serve DC and Target worked hard to obtain fantastic items for Monday's care kits – products that I know will be very welcomed by our men and women in uniform,” said Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude.
“And we appreciate Buckhorn once again supporting us with their plastic hand-held totes, which are invaluable to our organization because of the large number of donated items that need to be stored, sorted and assembled,” said Blashek.