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Operation Grateful Giving

Every year we coordinate the creation and distribution of  Holiday Gift Bags for the veterans who are in-patient at Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee and in-residence at Vets Place Central, Boudicca House, and the R&R House. We fill over 300 gift bags with lots of fun goodies - playing cards from Potawatomi Casino, mini-bags of Jelly Bellys, puzzle books, pens, pencils, pads of paper, candy canes, chocolate and other edibles, plus free mp3s from Warrior Songs and Liquid Mind, and other items donated by caring civilians and organizations. Volunteers can help solicit items for the bags, help fill the bags in early December and then distribute the bags on Christmas Eve morning.

Please consider joining us! 

For Operation Grateful Giving 2023 we were once again unable to personally deliver bags on Christmas Eve. However, the VA distributed the bags to the veterans and nurses stations. Bags were delivered to Boudicca House. Many thank you's to the organizations that support this event - American Legion Post 18, Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, Humana, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Gail Teigeiro and Specialty Products Inc., Jelly Belly - and all of the individual donors of goodies, time and love!!!

We are hoping that in 2024 we will return to delivering the bags in person on Christmas Eve morning. 

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below and we will contact you. 

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