25 Philly Office Buildings to Collect Essentials for Veterans!

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Sports, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), joins forces with Operation Gratitude, PECO and Lockheed Martin to support our troops on Operation Gratitude Day. Alongside local military commands, and led by the Naval Supply Systems Command's Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS), PHL Sports will collect donations and letters of appreciation for the members of our armed forces working and fighting on behalf of our country.

Collection boxes will be set up in the lobbies of 25 office buildings throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Desired items include: toiletries (lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes and roll-on deodorant); clothing (socks, scarves, gloves, knit hats); gift cards (VISA/Mastercard or chain stores such as Walmart, Target, and drugstores); miscellaneous items (such as books, DVDs, travel board games, video games, or Halloween candy), as well as letters of appreciation.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8:00am-1:00pm

WHERE: TARGET MEDIA LOCATION ->  1601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103



Old City

  • 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • 400 Market Street. Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Dow Building, 100 Independence Mall West. Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • The Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Center City

  • The Bellevue Philadelphia, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • One South Broad, Main Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • The Wanamaker Building, 100 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • The Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut Street, Main Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • 1515 Market Street, Main Lobby Philadelphia PA 19102

  • 1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • 1635 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

  • 11 Penn Center, 1835 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Main Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Main Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • 1500 Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA 19130

University City

  • CIRA Center, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19104 

  • FMC Tower, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • 3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Port Richmond

  • United Rentals, 3880 E. Thompson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

Wayne, PA

  • Lincoln Financial Group, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite B2, Wayne, PA 19087

DETAILS: Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization, providing civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military through collection drives, letter-writing campaigns, craft projects and financial donations. An initiative of the PHLCVB Foundation’s Red, White & You program since 2003, Operation Gratitude Day has provided Philadelphians with an opportunity to donate items for care packages being sent to service members overseas, their families and children, as well as to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. For more information on Operation Gratitude Day, visit www.opgratday.com.

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