The men and women of the United States Armed Forces sacrifice their time, their family life and sometimes even their lives… not for the United States, but for us! It’s our turn to give back.
We’re calling all civilians to do their part to help us help our heroes. Whether they need help with medical expenses, a special day for their family or even just this month’s rent, we’re raising money to help them better provide for themselves and their loved ones. After all they’ve given us, we can’t let them down.
Think you can’t help? Operation Sweet 16 was inspired and founded by a single 15-year-old girl. All she did was give up her Sweet 16 birthday party and ask all her friends, family members and the community to donate money to her cause. She was on a one-woman mission that became so much more when her friends and the community rallied to support her.
You don’t have to be a teen (or a girl) to participate and it doesn’t matter how much you raise. If five people raise $50, we can help someone pay their light bill! It’s not about how much money you raise, but how much money we raise working together.
Check out our list of fundraising ideas or come up with your own! Save up your money and send it in. We’d love to hear how you raised it, what your experience was like and what inspired you to help, so after you donate, please come back and let us know.
If you don’t want to raise money, you can also donate by clicking the donate button above or giving to a participating OpSweet 16 Special Forces member.
In addition to helping America’s troops, those who donate directly to Operation Sweet 16 will receive confirmation of your donation for tax purposes. Students who need recognition for their college or professional résumés will receive a certificate of recognition.