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 CDs 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 2020 we are unable to personally deliver bags on Christmas Eve. However, the VA will distribute the bags on 12/24. We will be recording a video after we stuff the bags and include a card in each bag with the URL to the video so veterans can see our personal holiday greeting and thank you to them. Let us know if you would like to donate items for the bags, donate dollars to buy items for the bags, or help us stuff bags on 12/6.