Operation Gratitude Day

Help Honor U.S. Military Personnel Overseas

Operation Gratitude Day Logo

Operation Gratitude Day is returning to Philadelphia for the eighth consecutive year on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

The annual tradition 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 seven tons of items through this partnership, supported by PHL and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


  • Toiletries: all-purpose wipes, lip balm, roll-on deodorant, powder, sunscreen
  • Food: drink mix, gum
  • Clothing: socks
  • Miscellaneous: batteries, hand warmers, playing cards, puzzle books, sewing kits
  • Visa or Mastercard Gift cards
  • Monetary donations are welcome (please make checks payable to PHLCVB Foundation)

If you are interested in volunteering on Operation Gratitude Day, please contact erica@discoverphl.com.

Sponsors Include

Operation Gratitude Sponsors 2019

Drop-Off Locations



Drop-off Locations Address
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau 1601 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
11 Penn Center 1835 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cira Centre 2929 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
1900 Market Street 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Wanamaker Building 100 E Penn Square Philadelphia, PA 19107
1635 Market Street 1635 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1500 Spring Garden Street 1500 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Curtis Center 601 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
One Penn Center 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103
1515 Market Street 1515 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Centre Square 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
1601 Cherry Street 1601 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
One Liberty Place 1650 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1339 Chestnut Street 1339 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
One South Broad 1 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
One Commerce Square 2005 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Two Commerce Square 2001 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Shops at Liberty Place 1625 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
325 Chestnut Street 325 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
400 Market Street 400 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Staples 1300 South Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19147
Lincoln Financial Group 150 N Radnor Chester Rd Radnor, PA 19087
The Bourse Building 111 S Independence Mall E Philadelphia, PA 19106


*Drop-off locations are in building lobbies.

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