Celebrating 12 years of Service


I would like to take this time to thank you for your faithfulness in support of Operation Sandbox GA, Inc. Your support has contributed in helping reach over 86,000 men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 12 years. I am grateful that God has given me the opportunity to serve our men and women, who so bravely defend the United States of America. It has been an honor and very rewarding. This has been the most rewarding job of my life and one that is close to my heart. The success of this program would have been impossible without the kindness and generosity of those who have supported “Sandbox”.

It saddens my heart to announce that unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Due to continuing health issues, I am forced to dissolve Operation Sandbox GA, Inc., and “Ride For The Troops” in 2016. On this note, we will not be accepting any more donations of any kind. Any remaining monies will be donated to support our severely wounded service members. I give God all the credit for the success of Operation Sandbox. I have seen God’s hand at work in this organization for years and he has blessed it over and over. I pray that this war will soon be over and our troops can come home.

I want to thank the following: My wonderful volunteers, officers and board members, who so graciously donated their time and energy to meet on a weekly basis to pack care packages going overseas, the bikers who came out by the hundreds to ride and show support for our troops, by participating in “Ride For The Troops”, our sponsors and EVERYONE who donated items for our care packages and monetary gifts to help with postage! This would have been impossible without your support. To the caring and loving people I have met on this journey who love America, our FREEDOM, our Veterans and our Active Military, GOD BLESS YOU! I am happy to have been able to take part in such a worthwhile mission. There are not enough words to express my appreciation.


Virginia Pearson
Co Founder/President
Operation Sandbox GA, Inc.

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Thanks for your help

Operation Sandbox GA Started in November of 2004 by co-founders Julie and Virginia Pearson. Julie saw a need to show support and appreciation to our military through letters and care packages when her finance’ went back to Iraq for his second tour. Virginia asked for support from their church family and received an overwhelming response. What started out as a one time project to send 32 extra large Christmas stockings, totaling 420 lbs to Julie’s fiancé's unit in Iraq, rapidly expanded. Not only was the response great from church members, but weeks later the project was being supported by other churches, the community, businesses, civic organizations and individuals. It was amazing to see the outpouring of love indicated by donations of money, time and items needed for our troops. Our care packages are FREE to our military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

We are not about a political preference, religious denomination or a person’s feelings on war; we are focused on supporting the men and women who defend our freedom! Sandbox is a christian nonprofit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization.

Our troops have shared in letters, emails and phone calls that receiving letters, thank you cards, e-mails, Christmas stockings and care packages have been the highlight of their day. Also, it is an excellent morale booster for our men and women who are serving our country. We not only support Georgia's troops, but all branches of our military that are stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Julie realized that in the military, defending our country means traveling to far away places, leaving family and friends and sacrificing their own lives in order to carry out their duty to their country. The men and women who serve in our military make a better life for all of us in this great country. Because of their bravery and dedication, we as a nation need to show our support for our troops any way we can. This can be as simple as flying the American flag or tying a yellow ribbon on your mailbox or tree. Another way is to join “Operation Sandbox GA, Inc.” or any other organization sending care packages, letters and cards of encouragement to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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