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IDT Launches 2022 Operation Gratitude Donation Drive

Arlington, VA—January 31, 2022—This week, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) launches its annual outreach in support of Operation Gratitude. This outstanding organization sends individually addressed care packages to deployed troops, members of the military, and other American heroes. Since 2003, they have distributed over 3,300,000 boxes filled with meaningful items to encourage those bravely serving our country.

IDT has been partnering with Operation Gratitude since 2015. In the past, our employees have written letters to deployed troops, woven paracord survival bracelets, and generously donated wish list items—all for inclusion in Operation Gratitude’s care packages.

This year, for the second time, we’re asking IDT employees to join our Donation Drive to raise funds to cover the cost of mailing Operation Gratitude care packages—which is about $15 per box. Our campaign will run from February 1-8, 2022. The company will contribute an additional gift on behalf of each employee who participates.

We appreciate the mission of Operation Gratitude to encourage our troops in such a tangible way. It’s a goal that dovetails well with IDT’s mission to equip members of the U.S. Military with innovative, best-in-class technology solutions. We value the work of Operation Gratitude and look forward to supporting their efforts through this year’s donation drive.  

U.S. Navy members with care package items

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is a leading provider of high-performance solutions for large, complex, mission-critical systems in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Using patented Automated Test and ReTest (ATRT) technology, IDT develops and delivers solutions that enable its DOD customers to more rapidly field warfare capabilities. The core of IDT’s mission is to deliver disruptive innovation in support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who defend our nation every day. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has additional offices in California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.  

Operation Gratitude is a nation-wide nonprofit dedicated to providing grateful Americans across our country with opportunities for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans and first responders. In March of 2003, Operation Gratitude sent its first four care packages to deployed service members in Iraq. Since its inception, the organization has encouraged Americans across the country to express their gratitude and lift the spirits of millions of deployed troops, recruit graduates, veterans, military families, and first responders. The volunteers of Operation Gratitude are a generous and spirited grassroots network of Americans joined in common cause to say “Thank You” to all who serve our great nation.