Welcome to Operation Buckeye

We NEED walkers for our annual walk!  Please register today by clicking this link Walk a Mile in Their Boots.  This a GREAT way to support our troops.  Can’t walk?  Register to show your support and receive our walk t-shirt.

OPERATION BUCKEYE was formed with the sole purpose of sending boxes to our troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring them a touch of home. The physical conditions they endure are challenging and being away from family for long periods is a true hardship. Over 38,000 care packages have been shipped to date!

Trying to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of a soldier, the boxes contain items that are both treats and necessities. Beef Jerky and hard candy are two of the favorites, along with drink mixes (to give water a better taste).  Chips, cheese crackers, canned fruit, granola bars, tuna snacks, Girl Scout cookies, tooth brushes and paste, books, deodorant, foot powder, peanuts, puzzle books, and wipes are only a partial list of items sent.

Our 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Their Boots

Come support your US deployed troops with all proceeds going to Operation Buckeye. A fun 1 mile walk while wearing any type of boots at

St James Lutheran Church 5660 Trabue Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228. This event will be held rain or shine.

Please register today by clicking this link Walk a Mile in Their Boots.  Listen to our radio ad here:


Important change to our Open Packs

Operation Buckeye is excited with the increased interest in our organization from the community.  Due to overwhelming participation in our open packs and wanting the ability to provide our volunteers with a productive and meaningful experience we must limit participation to the first 15 registered volunteers. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to volunteer on our Event Calendar page.  Thank you for your understanding.

Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursdays 12-2 PM.  Please contact us to let us know you will be visiting.

Packs:  Every second and fourth Saturday, our dedicated volunteers pack and send the boxes. NEW:  Please register for our packs on our Event Calendar page as we are limited to 15 volunteers. More information available on the Volunteer page.

Item Drives:  To organize an item drive in your community, please review the information on our Volunteer page.

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