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 ~VOLUNTEER UPDATE~
**16,000 PACKAGES ASSEMBLED**
44,000 MORE TO GO: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
BRING YOUR GOLD AND SILVER TO THE ARMORY:
CASH FOR YOU AND POSTAGE FOR US!  

Our 2009 Holiday Drive is in full swing and we need your help!

  1. Gold and Silver Fundraiser - Need extra cash for the Holidays? Want to help send care packages to our Troops?
     
     
    Joe's Gold and Silver will be at the Armory this Sunday, November 1 and will pay you cash for your old Gold and Silver and then give an additional 20% of the value to Operation Gratitude!

    This is a fun and rewarding way to clean out your drawers and cupboards, raise some extra cash and support Operation Gratitude. 

    You will be AMAZED at how much money you and Op Grat receive!
    Click here for more details: GOLD AND SILVER
  2. Prep in the Armory this Weekend
    Sunday, November 1 from 9am - 4pm 

    *Minimum age at the Armory: 12 years; teen volunteers without their own cars must have a  responsible adult on the premises at all times.  Dress comfortably; leave valuables at home or in your car  - or sell them to Joe's Gold & Silver :). 

    Joe's Gold & Silver will be at the Armory on Sunday to Pay You Cash for your old Gold & Silver!  Remember to bring it with you.
  3. Good-Bye to Daylight Savings Time! 
    Change your clocks on Saturday  night.... Fall Back and gain an extra hour of sleep!
  4. ENCORE Benefit Screening of Brothers at War  - a beautiful way to honor our Veteran's by supporting those who serve today
    If you missed the summer screening event you have another chance to see this beautiful film - Wednesday, November 11th, 7:00PM -- VETERAN'S DAY
    Where: The Laemmle Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.
    You can purchase tickets in advance online or buy your ticket at the door.
  5. Maria's Italian Kitchen Fundraiser - Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, an evening with friends and support our troops all at the same time! 
    MONDAY, November 16 (corrected day), 4-9pm 
    Dine-in or Takeout at either the Encino or Pasadena/Hastings Ranch locations and Maria's will donate 20% of what you spend on food to Operation Gratitude!
    The More You Eat - The Bigger the Treat!! 
    Visit the Operation Gratitude website for more details and location addresses.

The remainder of the Holiday Schedule is posted below.

HOLIDAY DRIVE SCHEDULE:
Weekdays:  
Monday and Friday 9am-4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-4pm
*CLOSED: 
      Monday November 9: Veteran's Day
      Wednesday November 11: Veteran's Day
      Wednesday November 25: Day before Thanksgiving
      Thursday November 26: Thanksgiving

Weekends
9am to 4pm unless otherwise stated
Sun November 1: PREP  -- Joe's Gold & Silver at Armory
Sat November 14: ASSEMBLY  (NOTE: NOV. 15 Date CANCELED)
Sat November 21: PREP  -- Joe's Gold & Silver at Armory
Fri-Sat November 27-28: ASSEMBLY
Sat December 12: ASSEMBLY   -- Joe's Gold & Silver at Armory
Sat December 19: ASSEMBLY (500,000th Care Package Celebration)

And.........stay tuned for more details regarding the celebration of our milestone 500,000th Care Package on December 19, 2009!!!  

Don't forget to write letters, recycle cell phones, collect Beanie Babies, knit scarves, and tell everyone you know about Operation Gratitude!

Thank you for your dedication to Operation Gratitude and our courageous Military. You will be making a real difference this Holiday season to the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day. We look forward to seeing you! Love, 

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Carolyn Blashek

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