To bring a little joy and femininity to our active duty, deployed, US servicewomen through care packages geared for women.
“I received your care package this morning and I have to say, you guys are amazing!!! So many goodies I can’t wait to use them!! I am super excited about it. Thank you for what you do and for thinking of us girls on deployment. I will share all this with my military friends and will definitely recommend you to future deployment females. God bless you for all you do. 🙂 “ – Paula H., December 2016
Women make up a significant 16% of our active duty military force, yet with all of the best intentions, most morale-building care package programs are geared for men with their men’s socks, bars of soaps and men’s magazines. Operation Courage is Beautiful (OCIB) recognizes that we should and can do more to boost the morale of women in the military. OCIB’s mission is to bring a little joy and femininity to our active duty, deployed, US servicewomen through care packages geared for women. We send women’s care packages consisting of high-quality women’s personal care products (e.g. face wash, facial moisturizer, body wash, nail care products, makeup, sunblock, feminine hygiene products), women’s magazines and books and notes of thanks and encouragement to deployed servicemembers.
Requests for these free care packages are made by the servicewoman herself, a colleague, friend, family member or by appropriate distribution channels within the military by simply making a request via our online form. We ask the public to help us with donations of in-kind products and funds to support this program. Our program is 100% volunteer and donation-based. Donations may be made online or via mail. We also encourage you to spread the word about our program so that we can reach as many servicewomen as possible.
Whether you are an individual, a school club, or a corporation/employee group wanting to do more for the community, we can use your help. Our organization needs a balance of fundraising money, product donations and volunteer hours to construct care packages. In 2017, each package costs us nearly $20 to ship. See our how to help page and contact us!
Operation Courage is Beautiful is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization in which donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID#47-4812161. Operation Courage is Beautiful has been the recipient of a variety of grants and awards and has been mentioned in national publications such as Glamour Magazine and Women’s World Magazine. The first week of November in San Diego has been declared by the City of San Diego as “Operation Courage is Beautiful” week.
To read about our founder’s inspiration for OCIB, click here.