Microsoft Northeast Region supports Operation Gratitude

 |   Anissa Battaglino, Business Operations & Community Manager — New England & Upstate New York

We’re proud to support our troops!

On February 26, over 200 employees volunteered at Microsoft to support Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends Care Packages to active service members. Our Northeast Regional sales staff packaged 800 care kits and made 250 paracord survival bracelets. Additionally, throughout March, personal letters to the troops were written by our staff and their families thanking Americans who serve in the military. Microsoft offered a $10,000 donation to Operation Gratitude in support of their on-going efforts. In addition to the cash donation, our employees were able to match their volunteer time with a Microsoft matching donation of $25 per hour to Operation Gratitude. From Burlington MA to Chevy Chase MD, as well as offices in Hartford CT, Malvern PA, and Richmond VA, the Northeast sales team in each office came together to support this special cause.

D.P Brightful, Vice President of our Northeast Enterprise Commercial team stated “It was awesome to see. This is part of what makes our company and our team so great.  It was wonderful to support Operation Gratitude and its important mission.” Eva Dickerson, Community Manager in our Malvern, PA office stated, “Microsoft employees genuinely appreciate when there is an opportunity to do community work together as a team in the office. They are the most giving employees sharing their time, talent, and donations.”

Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, non-perishable snacks, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. Troops, First Responders, Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Heroes & their Care Givers. Their organization has given over 2 million care packages since 2003. Microsoft Military Affairs works to inspire the military community to transform their lives through meaningful opportunities in today’s digital economy for both veterans and those in active duty. Microsoft’s commitment takes many forms – from career training programs and hiring efforts to ongoing community and citizenship activities.