We know that in the economy today,
it's tough to make ends meet.
If possible, please consider a donation of $100.00, $50.00, or $10.00 — Anything you can send is truly
What is OPERATION
Operation CookieJar collects
items and money to help our Troops. Every single item donated
(must be an approved item - there are some restrictions) is sent
to our Troops.
of all money donated is used for this effort. There are no
administrative expenses, and no salaries are paid. Everything
is donated, even gas to take the packages to the
Our Troops overseas need all kinds of stuff not
readily available to them, or provided by the military. They do
have clothing, food (MRE’s), sleeping bags, weapons & ammunition,
but we all know that it takes more than that. Post Exchanges (general
store) are not always close by and carry only a limited number
of items. Our Troops rely on families & friends to help them
Summer temperatures are usually over 115° Fahrenheit. Sand storms
are frequent, and as bad as a blinding snow storm or thick fog.
Very few Troops get to live in an air conditioned building, sleep
in a regular bunk bed, get to shower every day, or enjoy a hot
meal. Sand & dust is everywhere and in everything, and it stinks
much of the time. That’s the good news.
The bad news is reported everyday by the mainstream media - you
see it on the 6:00 O’clock news and in newspapers but they
never tell what our Troops do to help the local people. They are
building & repairing Hospitals and Schools, Stores & Shops,
Roads, Power & Water facilities. They often play soccer and
other games with area children, provide food, bottled water, medicines
and other items to the needy and displaced people. Medical Corps
often provide advanced procedures to the severely injured locals,
many of whom are children and elderly, injuries that were caused
by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s & VBIED’s).
Many of our Troops are very young, in their early 20’s,
some as young as 18. Most have never been far from home before
they volunteered for service. Let’s show them how much we
appreciate the sacrifice they are making in order that others may
enjoy the freedoms we take for granted, here at home. You have
no idea how much a letter to a stranger in combat-torn Iraq or
Afghanistan means, a pair of socks, a sheet for a sleeping bag,
a bandana to keep the sun off their neck, etc. You can brighten
the day for one of our Troops for less than the cost of that next
DVD. Skip that next Pizza or Burger & Fries and help one of
our Troops, instead. There are many who do not agree with the politics
of this war, but we should not do so at the expense of our own
American Troops. They’re our very own sons & daughters,
friends & neighbors - Americans, all!
You can contribute in several ways; you may donate
using CASH or CHECK, make a SECURE CREDIT CARD donation via PayPal®,
send gift items, or both. You will receive a receipt and a Gift
Card for your donation (return it with your Name & Address,
if you wish, but we cannot guarantee a written reply). Your gift & gift
card will be packed and shipped for you, no need to go to the Post
Office. All items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail and
require appropriate U.S. Customs documentation.
Make checks payable to: “Wells Fargo Bank - acct.
Please mail all checks to:
PO Box 3046
Sparks, NV 89432-3046
In the Reno/Sparks Nevada area The
Flag Store is
a drop-off point for donated items.
Here is the Address:
The Flag Store
155 Glendale Avenue #9
Sparks, NV 89431
Operation CookieJar takes
care of everything for you. Donated money is first used for packing
materials, then Postage, then for the gift items. Items are
checked to ensure their usability & fitness.
Military, Postal Service and Mission Requirements determine suitability.
Any item found “notsuitable”, for any reason,
will be promptly returned!