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We are now open at our new location in Century III Mall in West Mifflin.  We are located on the third floor, above the food court by Sears.  Please call 412-653-1317 if you need to schedule a donation drop off.

In the spirit of Black Friday next week, our friends at KonectIDY are offering a Buy Two bracelets get One FREE program. The sale runs from Friday, November 28th thru Monday, December 1. They want to make it easy to create or simply purchase a bracelet that supports our cause, The troops! – and be able to share that message with others. Just buy 3 bracelets and use coupon code at check-out B-2-1-FREE and they will subtract $9.95 from your total.”

Follow this link directly to OTA's page: http://konectidy.com/charity/operation-troop-appreciation/ to create your one-of-a-kind bracelet for your special veteran!

Christmas Tree Market is having a giveaway to  recognize the great sacrifice our soldiers and their loved ones endure. They are offering a special Christmas decorating package to three military families.To enter the contest, families simply need to visit: (http://www.christmastreemarket.com/Celebrating-Those-Who-Serve-s/393.htm) and tell us a story about their honored military service person or veteran. Three winners will be drawn at random and each of them will receive a 6-foot Fraser Fir Christmas tree with multi-colored lights. This contest will run from September 26 to November 21, 2014.

The 3rd Annual “Gently Used Costume Jewelry Sale” benefitting Operation Troop Appreciation will be held Sunday, November 30 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the South Park Community Center, located in the South Park Municipal Complex.  (2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA  15129). Prices start at $1.00, but nothing is more than $5.00! Beautiful necklaces .. bracelets .. earrings .. hair clips .. something for everyone! Some pieces are barely used and would make lovely gifts. Others are very retro and just the ticket. Please stop by and help us support our Military.

Join us on Saturday, Dec 6th in Mt. Lebanon for the CCAC Benefit Ice Hockey Game vs. the Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team. You can even get your own special OTA Jersey! Tickets are just $5!

It's not too early to start raising funds for OTA by running the PIttsburgh Marathon!  Click here to donate or become a fundraiser.  Start your training today!  The Marathon is May 2 & 3, 2015.



Monica Orluk, President and COO of Operation Troop Appreciation was selected to be part of the PNC Legacy Project.

Congratulations to OTA Founder and CEO Kristen Holloway Querriera for being named a 2014 MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) Community Hero!

SO EXCITING!  OTA IS EXPANDING!  Now in our 10th year, having served over 140,000 deployed military members, OTA is now introducing our new program for Veterans and their families called "WELCOME HOME." Click here to read all about it and find out how you can help!

Shop on Amazon?  Now you can shop and support the troops!  Sign on to Amazon Smile and choose

Operation Troop Appreciation as your charity and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price! Visit smile.amazon.com and start shopping today!

Check out the OTA crew at work in this "Proud to befrom Pittsburgh" news segment!

The results are in: OTA ranked #2 overall and #1 in Veterans issues on the Great Non-Profits Top Rated Charity list for 2013- that's #2 out of 1,445 charities!! This is an absolutely amazing achievement for us, and we are so glad to share this with you. Because it is you: our volunteers, our donors, the local community and people from all over the country who send us donations- who have made this happen. Like you, the love, respect and admiration we have for our troops knows no bounds. So THANK YOU for making us the #1 ranked charity for Veteran services!

OTA Founder & CEO, Kristen Holloway was featured on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on Memorial Day! View the full story below.

 We are so pleased to announce our partnership with Konectidy.  You can create a bracelet to tell your veterans' story or purchase one already designed and help support Operation Troop Appreciation. Each bracelet made tells the personal story of a veteran and demonstrates our love and respect for our nation's "best and bravest." Click here to create your own unique bracelet today.

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