Jun 15 2019

Wonder Girl knows there are many women and men who devote their lives to keeping us safe and protecting our independence. These heroes are brave, just like Wonder Girl, and she wants to show them her thanks…in the form of letters, volunteering, and other fun ways to give back (just in time for the Fourth of July)!

Wonder Girl challenges you to write a letter to a deployed troop, veteran, new recruit, or first responder thanking them for their commitment and bravery! A wonderful organization called Operation Gratitude makes it their mission give back by sending care packages, written letters, and donations from collection drives to men and women deployed overseas, serving locally, in training, or who have served and are now veterans. The people who work for Operation Gratitude spend their time honoring and thanking the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to serve the United States. Wonder Girl encourages you to spend some time this month to do the same!

Learn how you can write a letter and send it to Operation Gratitude by clicking here.

Items Needed:

  • Craft supplies – markers, crayons, glue sticks, stickers, scissors, etc. 
  • Paper
  • Large envelope or box for shipping

How to:

Draw a picture or write a letter to a deployed troop, veteran, new recruit, or first responder. Please be sure to follow Operation Gratitude’s letter writing directions and donation form through the link above. Place your drawings and/or letters in an envelope or box and ship to Operation Gratitude ATTN: Letter Writing Program 21100 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311-4278. 

Looking for more ways to give back and celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July? Use the ideas below and earn ribbons for your kindness wand at the same time!

Host a BBQ – Red Ribbon

Gather your friends and family for a BBQ! Spending quality time with the people you love and care about most is important. Better yet, host a BBQ with a purpose and ask everyone you invite to bring a canned good or personal care items, such as a toothbrush or travel size shampoo bottle. Collect the donated items and take them to your local veterans association! If you really want to get in the spirit of the holiday, invite some local service men and women as well as veterans!

Say Thanks to Your Local Service Men and Women – Red Ribbon

While you’re gazing up at the sky in awe of the amazing fireworks, there are police officers and firefighters nearby making sure everyone stays safe. As you see them be sure to say thank you or hand them a written thank you note! 

Volunteer – Yellow Ribbon

Animal shelters are always looking for dog walkers to take those pups out on the town and get some fresh air! Most dogs do not like the sound of fireworks going off, so give them a nice walk and tire them out before (what can be) a stressful evening for them. 

Keep Our Public Parks Clean – Dark Green Ribbon

Going for a hike or hosting a picnic at your favorite park? Be sure to pick up your trash and keep these places beautiful for everyone to use! 

Participate in a Local Charity Event – Any Ribbon Color Depending on Charity Receiving Donations

Many cities celebrate Independence Day with sporting games and races. A lot of the time, the entry fee goes toward a local charity. So get out there and join in on the fun! You can also help out by prepping or cleaning up after your city’s Independence Day parade! 

Tag us on Instagram @ever_after_princess to show Wonder Girl your kindness in action!