Operation Gratitude Day

Help Honor U.S. Military Personnel Overseas

Operation Gratitude Day is returning to Philadelphia for the seventh consecutive year on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Operation Gratitude Day Logo

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 five tons of items through this partnership, 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 Center 1835 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
400 Market Street 400 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1500 Spring Garden 1500 Spring Garden Philadelphia, PA 19130
1515 Market Street 1515 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1601 Market 1601 Market Philadelphia, PA 19103
7 Penn Center 1635 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1650 Arch 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
1900 Market Street 1900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
3020 Market Street 3020 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cira Center 2929 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
FMC Tower at Cira Center 2929 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
One Commerce Square 2005 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
One South Broad 1 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
One Liberty 1650 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Bellevue 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Widener Building 1339 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA
Shops at Libery Place 1625 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Two Commerce Square 2001 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
100 Independence 100 Independence Mall West; Dow Building Philadelphia, PA 19103
1601 Cherry Street 1601 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA
325 Chestnut 325 Chestnut Philadelphia, PA
United Rentals 3880 E. Thompson Street Philadelphia, PA 19137
The Curtis Center 601 Walnut St. (7th Street Entrance) Philadelphia, PA 19106
Lincoln Financial Group 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite B2 Wayne, PA 19087


*Drop-off locations are in building lobbies.

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