One Bus, One Cause: Operation Gratitude
Saturday, May 25, 2013
8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Off Campus - Location
UCLA Volunteer Center
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In honor of Memorial Day, the UCLA Volunteer Center and UCLA Alumni from the San Fernando Valley Bruin Network will come together to share some Bruin spirit and assemble care packages at Operation Gratitude.
The Van Nuys-based nonprofit organization annually sends 100,000 care packages to individually named U.S. service members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face, and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people.
Learn more about the Volunteer Center’s on-going commitment to Operation Gratitude.
This service project includes production of the care packages, labeling, letter reading and writing, running packages, re-stocking the lines, breaking down cartons, and many other tasks. Both seated and standing jobs are available.
Bus transportation, breakfast, a volunteer shirt, and a good time will be given to all volunteers; the Operation Gratitude base also hosts a number of local food trucks that donate back to them if you wish to purchase lunch.