soldier-kiss_2065041iOperation Courage is Beautiful is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring a little joy to our women serving in the Armed Forces. Since 2009 we have shipped over 3000 care packages overseas.

We currently have a waitlist of approximately 50 soldiers who are mothers who want an OCIB care package with more requests being added daily. Each free care package contains $75 worth of high quality personal care products (e.g. facial moisturizer, hand lotion, shampoo/conditioner, sunscreen, etc..) and reading materials geared toward women.

We are raising funds today to pay for the $15 per package shipping cost. For every $15 donation, you will earn an additional special Mother’s Day gift that will be added in a care package for a servicewoman! We really need your help! Without funds for shipping, we can’t get these packages to their intended recipients. All donations are tax deductible.


If you have any questions, email us at or call us at (858) 848-1048.
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Casey Chan-Ruthenbeck
Executive Director
Operation Courage is Beautiful

Profiles of Mothers on our Care Package Waiting List

Happy-Mothers-Day-UK-2017“Summer K. is a mother of an 8 year old daughter, and this is her 4th deployment since her daughter was born. She does everything possible to ensure her child has the best life possible.”

Happy-Mothers-Day-UK-2017Alyssa G. is a mother of six children ranging from 15 to 4 years of age. “I am not only leaving them behind, but my wonderful husband… For the last 13 years I put my dreams on hold. Now in my 14th year of service, I am able to accomplish my goals and pursue a deployment that will humble me and allow me to bring medical care to many in need in 3rd world countries.”


“Talitha H. is an amazing mother who always puts her kids first, and still manages to be an outstanding mother from thousands of miles away. She always makes sure soldiers are taken care of while she does without, a true giver.”


“Jessica M. is a dual active military mom (both parents active duty) currently deployed, wearing boots all day in the heat to provide humanitarian aid to 5 countries.”