Operation Paperback Giving our troops the opportunity to escape into a good book since 1999
Operation Paperback <ul><li>Founded in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated in 2006, granted tax-exempt status in 2007 </li...
Operation Paperback <ul><li>10,500+ individuals, community organizations and businesses from every state in the nation for...
Where the books go… <ul><li>OP began in 1999, sending its first shipments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We have since shippe...
Also: <ul><li>Egypt  Germany Greece Honduras Hungary Horn of Africa  Iceland  Iraq  Italy … </li></ul>
In addition… <ul><li>Japan Korea  Kosovo  Kyrgyzstan Kuwait Macedonia  Mediterranean Sea Fleet  Oman  Pacific Fleet … </li...
Plus… <ul><li>Pearl Harbor  Philippines Persian Gulf Fleet  Qatar Republic of Georgia Saudi Arabia  Spain  Turkey  Uzbekis...
Other Recipients <ul><li>In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to military and veterans ho...
Other OP Projects <ul><li>Providing books from military Professional Reading Lists to support servicemember professional d...
<ul><li>Providing Iraqi Phrasebooks for units on the ground so that they may communicate effectively with local population...
<ul><li>Supplying children’s books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs;  </li></ul><ul><...
From the Troops <ul><li>Thank you so much for the lovely books  that you sent to me.  Your generosity warmed my heart in s...
<ul><li>Thank you so much for the shipment of books!  Your timing couldn’t have been better – I just finished the novel I ...
<ul><li>Thank you and everyone from the Library so much for your kind generosity and time… Your gift definitely brought sm...
<ul><li>From all the Marines and Sailors of the Red Lions, I want to extend our thanks and appreciation for the package we...
Non-profit, Tax-exempt <ul><li>Operation Paperback is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of P...
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OP is a National volunteer organization that supplies books to U.S. troops all over the world through a national volunteer network.

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  1. 1. Operation Paperback Giving our troops the opportunity to escape into a good book since 1999
  2. 2. Operation Paperback <ul><li>Founded in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated in 2006, granted tax-exempt status in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 million+ books shipped overseas; 239,512 books in 2010 alone </li></ul>
  3. 3. Operation Paperback <ul><li>10,500+ individuals, community organizations and businesses from every state in the nation form our volunteer shipper network </li></ul><ul><li>30+ different countries as part of our locations served </li></ul><ul><li>100% of monetary donations go toward the purchase and shipment of books overseas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where the books go… <ul><li>OP began in 1999, sending its first shipments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We have since shipped books to the following locations overseas: </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan Arabian Sea Fleet Bahrain Bosnia Crete </li></ul>Diego Garcia Dubai East Timor England …
  5. 5. Also: <ul><li>Egypt Germany Greece Honduras Hungary Horn of Africa Iceland Iraq Italy … </li></ul>
  6. 6. In addition… <ul><li>Japan Korea Kosovo Kyrgyzstan Kuwait Macedonia Mediterranean Sea Fleet Oman Pacific Fleet … </li></ul>
  7. 7. Plus… <ul><li>Pearl Harbor Philippines Persian Gulf Fleet Qatar Republic of Georgia Saudi Arabia Spain Turkey Uzbekistan </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Recipients <ul><li>In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to military and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at U.S. airport transit points. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other OP Projects <ul><li>Providing books from military Professional Reading Lists to support servicemember professional development goals; </li></ul><ul><li>Giving the book, Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families to Chaplains as they counsel troops before redeployment; </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Providing Iraqi Phrasebooks for units on the ground so that they may communicate effectively with local populations; </li></ul><ul><li>Supplying books for the annual book giveaway at NSA Souda Bay in Crete, Greece for service members and their families; </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Supplying children’s books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs; </li></ul><ul><li>Providing free shipments of books to any military family during our semi-annual Blue Star Family Book Giveaway. </li></ul>
  12. 12. From the Troops <ul><li>Thank you so much for the lovely books that you sent to me. Your generosity warmed my heart in such a tough time. The books are awesome! And I cannot wait to get off work so that I can begin reading them. </li></ul><ul><li>Sgt. Sean A. Diaz, Iraq </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you so much for the shipment of books! Your timing couldn’t have been better – I just finished the novel I was reading, and several of my coworkers have been looking for books to read. I put the box in our break room so my shipmates can help themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Elena Haas, U.S. Navy </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you and everyone from the Library so much for your kind generosity and time… Your gift definitely brought smiles to the Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of this unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Maj. David Loyack, USMC </li></ul><ul><li>New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>From all the Marines and Sailors of the Red Lions, I want to extend our thanks and appreciation for the package we received at our squadron spaces in Al Asad, Iraq. Those books are greatly appreciated. Several Marines crowded around as I opened the box. They wanted to be the first to receive a new book. </li></ul><ul><li>Maj. Devin L. Clepper, USMC </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Non-profit, Tax-exempt <ul><li>Operation Paperback is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Our EIN is 41-2209836. </li></ul>
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