Operation Gratitude will receive a portion of ticket sales of Robert E. Lee High Schoolâ€™s USO show
The charity is a favorite of director Amy Clemons, who is a veteran herself.
â€śOperation Gratitude annually sends 150,000-plus Care Packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, caregivers and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas,â€ť the groupâ€™s website explains. â€śOur mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our military.â€ť
Each package contains donated products valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship, the group says.
â€śSince its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1 million Care Packages,â€ť it notes.