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2016 Operation Gratitude Drive with Sandi and Debbie Homes


Living in one community for over ten years helps you appreciate where you live, the members of the community, and the finer details of the area. We’re always amazed by the strong sense of community in Ladera Ranch. We want to share that strong family feeling with the world and to help us do that we turn to Operation Gratitude. Since 2003, Operation Gratitude has aimed to show appreciation to not only deployed members of the military, but to veterans, new recruits, first responders, wounded warriors, and caregivers. The mission, should you want to get involved, is to send out hundreds of thousands of care packages filled with candy, snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, and personal letters to those who protect and serve us daily.

Let’s make 2016’s Operation Gratitude Drive the most successful yet by donating Halloween candy! If you donate, enter below to win a $100 gift card for Thanksgiving groceries!

Let's make 2016's Operation Gratitude Drive the most successful yet by donating Halloween candy! If you donate, enter below to win a $100 gift card!

The Goal of Operation Gratitude

Both active duty and veteran members of the military have needs that change regularly. While it may be impossible to solve all of the hardships facing our service men and women, we can attempt to lift their spirits. Operation Gratitude gives Americans the opportunity to send a special “Thank You.” It’s hard to defend a country, but it’s easy to show appreciation. It’s the responsibility of the Ladera Ranch community to do their part with Operation Gratitude.


Sandi and Debbie’s Involvement

We are known for our work with Operation Gratitude and are so honored to help that continue. As proud members of not only Ladera Ranch, but of the United States, we continue to make efforts to support Operation Gratitude and have been since 2013. Last year, alongside Dr. Michael Clark, we managed to collect over 2200 lbs. of candy. While that number was impressive, this year we want to shatter that record. The only way we can do even better is with the help of the entire community of Ladera Ranch!


How to Donate to Operation Gratitude with Sandi and Debbie Homes

We have made things very easy for people who want to get involved. From Tuesday, November 1st thru, November 3rd we will be accepting donations. If you want to make a donation or a few, all you need to do is give us a call and set up a pick-up or drop-off time. You can also email us at to make arrangements. Before making a donation, please place sealed, unopened candy into a Ziploc bag. We also want to say thank you to those who donate in a very special way.


Donate, Support, and Win!

If you have donated and dropped off candy OR want to, please enter below!  We will pick up your candy – it is as easy as that!  Your donation enters you to win a $100 GIFT CARD for Albertson’s or Gelson’s to help make your Thanksgiving special!

Donate to Operation Gratitude and enter to win a $100 GIFT CARD for Albertson’s or Gelson’s below:

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