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Send a Care Package to Our Military for $15

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A $15 tax deductible donation to Operation Gratitude will pay for a care package to be sent to a service member to help them to know they are appreciated and not forgotten. Operation Gratitude has sent more than 1 million care packages to service men and women since they began in 2003. If you are looking for an end of year charitable gift, please consider Operation Gratitude.


Here is more about what they do from the Operation Gratitude website:

“Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.”

If you are new to More With Less Today, welcome! Here at MWLT, we save a little and we give a little. All year long, we find small ways to pay it forward and give back.

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Memorial Day: Thank a Veteran and Spread Kindness

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Today, we stop to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. As a proud U.S. Army veteran, married to a Vietnam veteran and the daughter or a World War II veteran, I thank all of the service men and women serving our country today and I honor the memory […]

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Memorial Day Discounts for the Military

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Here is a list of 2014 Memorial Day Discounts, and Military Appreciation Month discounts for the service men and women and their families, put together by From a US Army veteran, (yes that’s me!), I salute all of our military and their families for the sacrifices you make to keep us safe and free. […]

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11 Ways to Support Our Troops and Veterans

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Best Military Discounts

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Here is a list of military discounts, compiled by GiftCardGranny. Participation may vary by location and owner, so check first to avoid disappointment. Both my husband and I proudly served in the US Army. Anytime you find a program to benefit our military and their families, please let me know so I can help to […]

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Group Flies World War II Vets to DC for Free

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Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty at Knotts Berry Farm

May 23, 2013

For my California readers, Free Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm for our Military: Military Tribute Days Free Admission for Active, Retired or Veteran U.S. Military Personnel May 26-27! Spend a Day at Knott’s This Memorial Day Weekend Knott’s Berry Farm would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the men and women of the armed […]

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Easy Ways to Support our Troops and their Families

May 13, 2013

I wrote a guest post for today sharing  “Easy Ways to Serve our Troops and their Families” this Memorial Day and beyond.You can read my guest post here. As an Army veteran and the daughter of a World War Two veteran, this topic is near and dear to me! If you have any additional […]

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Collect Toiletries for the Troops

March 20, 2013

There is a wonderful organization that sends items to our troops including toiletries such as shampoos, conditioners, mouthwash, soap etc. Contact Operation Care and Comfort at or call them at (408)- 373-8635. Send your donated items to: Operation: Care and Comfort 2392 Walden Square San Jose, CA 95124 OCC provides support and comfort to […]

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Send Current and Expired Coupons to the Troops

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1. Clip those coupons! One of my favorite deal sites, Coupon Cabin collects current and expired coupons for our troops. Join in and bless our troops and their families by helping them to stretch their dollars in their commissaries which accept manufacturer’s coupons, active and expired. Coupons we can use: Save ’em whether they’re active […]

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Free Care Package for Our Military With Free Shipping

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If you are in the military, you can request a free care package from Scion, the car manufacturer. Scion’s care packages include some Scion gear such as a beanie, a deck of cards, and a free hour of Internet access for U.S. Military personnel. Service members just type in your mailing address, stateside, APO or […]

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