Operation Gratitude Day

Help Honor U.S. Military Personnel Overseas

Operation Gratitude Day is returning to Philadelphia for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Operation Gratitude Day Logo

The annual tradition — presented by AT&T, Freedom Mortgage, Lincoln Financial Group, Lockheed Martin and PECO — seeks to lift troops’ morale and bring a smile to their faces by sending care packages addressed to individual service members deployed overseas. Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with wishes of love and support.

Since 2003, Philadelphia has collected more than five tons of items through this partnership, presented by AT&T, Freedom Mortgage, Lockheed Martin and PECO and supported by PHL Sports and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


  • Toiletries: lip balm, toothpaste, tooth brushes, roll-on deodorant
  • Clothing: socks, scarves, knit hats, gloves
  • Miscellaneous: DVDs, books, travel board games, video games, Halloween candy
  • Gift cards from chain stores (such as Walmart, Target, drugstores) or from Visa or Mastercard

Drop-Off Locations

Drop-off Locations Address
11 Penn Center1835 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
400 Market Street400 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
1500 Spring Garden1500 Spring GardenPhiladelphia, PA 19130
1515 Market Street1515 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
1601 Market1601 MarketPhiladelphia PA 19103
1635 Market Street1635 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
1650 Arch1650 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
1900 Market Street1900 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
3020 Market Street3020 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104
CIRA Center2929 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104
FMC Tower2929 Walnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104
One Commerce Square2005 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
One Commerce Square2005 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
One South Broad1 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107
One Liberty Place1650 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103
The Bellevue200 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102
The Wanamaker Building100 E Penn SquarePhiladelphia, PA 19107
The Widener Building1339 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA
Two Commerce Square2001 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103

*Drop-offs locations are in building lobbies.



Red White & You Logo

Since 2003, this Philadelphia community outreach program between the Philadelphia Army-Navy Host Committee, Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Foundation has hosted more than 3,500 young people at the Army-Navy Game and introduced them to all that the service academies represent.

It is also an opportunity for our community to honor the men and women of our military and thank them and their families for all they do on our behalf. Several tons of items for our troops serving overseas have been collected since 2003 in support of Operation Gratitude. This year, we look forward to hosting the game back in its true home of Philadelphia!

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