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Happy 2021

Some updates as we kick of the new year…

Operation Once in a Lifetime is hosting our largest charity raffle in our entire history, benefitting our military and their families.

One lucky supporter is going to win this amazing 1970 Chevy Chevelle Restomod! There are only 10,000 raffle tickets being sold! Raffle tickets are 1 for a $20 donation, 6 tickets for a $100 donation and 70 tickets for a $1000 donation! Live drawing will be on our Facebook page! To purchase raffle tickets and for more information, please visit THIS SITE.



Operation Once in a Lifetime helped support over 2,200 Military families during the holidays with our Toys For Troops Program! Thank you to everyone that donated and supported to help these amazing families!

From one of the families we helped thanks to the support we received:
“I just wanted to email you and everyone that helped us and tell you how thankful we are for your help. If it wasn’t for you guys, then we wouldn’t have been able to pull Christmas off this year. I was trying so hard to try to make ends meet to be able to buy gifts for my kids, but I started to realize I was not going to be able to, especially when I lost my job due to COVID.

I absolutely do not like to ask for help. It’s just something that’s really hard for me to do. So I prayed about it and God blessed us with you guys. It really was a light in the darkness. So again thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will soon like to be able to express our gratitude by donating or something when we can. God bless each and every one of you that helped us this Christmas. I hope that 2021 is a blessed year for you. Todd Nicolas

Toys for Troops 2020

Help Operation Once in a Lifetime support America’s heroes and their families by supporting our 12th Annual Toys For Troops Drive which helps provide toys for those families in need as well as holiday meals. You can make a tax deductible donation on our CURRENT NEEDS page and donate directly to our Toys For Troops Drive or you can email us at staff@operationonceinalifetime.com to find the nearest location near you to drop off a unwrapped toy.

Recent Updates

Operation Once in a Lifetime surprises the daughter of a fallen soldier killed in Iraq! 

Operation Once in a Lifetime surprised a young lady (Zoie Boatwright) whose dad was killed in Iraq when she was just 5 years old. She is now 19 years old, working and picking up extra shifts whenever she can but does not have a car to get to work and depends on others for rides.    

A family friend, knowing she would never ask for help, reached out to us to see if we could help make a dream come true for an amazing young lady by helping her with a car, so she does not have to continue walking to work! Mission Accomplished!

Here is link to video of Operation Once in a Lifetime surprising Zoie with her new car: SEE VIDEO

A Korean War Veterans dream come true! 

Operation Once in a Lifetime was contacted about a 92 year old Korean War Veteran (Tommy H. who was in the Army 1949-1952 then Air Force 1953-1973) who can only get around with the use of a walker.     His bedroom is upstairs but he is not able to able to get up the stairs due to his disabilities, so he had to put his bed in his garage because it’s the only room big enough downstairs that could fit a bed.    

His wish in life was to be able to get a stairlift in his house in order to get to his bedroom and not sleep in the garage. He saved $1700 of the $3800 it costs to get a stairlift in his house but needed help with the remaining balance.

Thanks to Operation Once in a Lifetime we were able to come up with the remaining funds to help Tommy and make his dream come true!