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#UCLAgratitude Photo Contest

November 4th, 2015

Show U.S. military service members and veterans your appreciation by writing a letter to them through Operation Gratitude, a non-profit  that sends 150,000+ care packages to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

Until November 12, you can win UCLA swag by entering our photo contest!  Document your letter writing experience by taking a picture of you or your friends submitting a letter in one of the on-campus Operation Gratitude mailboxes.  Post your picture and use #UCLAgratitude to enter the contest!

Win a selfie stick to snap more amazing pictures! Also, represent UCLA, the UCLA Volunteer Center, and UCLA Residential life with various swag items that include t-shirts, cinch bags, baseball caps, and more. Best of all, you will be featured on our social media – get Instafamous 😎



Take a photo of your Operation Gratitude letter writing experience and post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Make your profile public.

Use #UCLAGratitude

*Submit by Thursday, November 12*


There are 15 on-campus mailboxes where you can write letters and take your pictures!

  • Bradley International Hall (Bradley 205, Res Life Office)
  • Bruin Resource Center (B 44)
  • Career Center (Strathmore, 2nd floor)
  • David Geffen School of Medicine (12-159 CHS)
  • De Neve (Facilities Management Building, Room 3405)
  • Hendrick Hall (front desk)
  • HR & Payroll Administration South
  • Kinross (front desk)
  • James West Alumni Center (lobby)
  • Powell (Rotunda across Circulation Desk)
  • Rieber Hall (front desk)
  • Sproul Hall (front desk)
  • Young Research Library (lobby near Café)
  • Wilshire Center (15th floor lobby)
  • Wooden Center (lobby)

View Operation Gratitude Drop-Off

Visit this page for more information on the Volunteer Center’s work with Operation Gratitude. Please email for any questions.

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