Archive: December 2013

Holiday Donations Matched Up to $10,000

One of Operation Once in a Lifetime’s biggest supporters, BancVue, has graciously offered to match all holiday donations up to $30,000 from now till Monday! You can make donations online or by mail and it will be automatically TRIPLE matched, meaning a donation of $100 will be followed with a $300 matching donation! These guys are awesome! All giving information and details can be found on our Donate page.

Thanks again to BancVue!


Making Holiday Dreams into Reality

Operation Once in a Lifetime makes some holiday dreams come true by taking a group of military families to the American Girl Doll Store for a Once in a Lifetime shopping spree.


For more photos (courtesy of Michelle Standerfer Photography) of the event, follow the link below:

5th annual “Toys For Troops” Drive

It’s that time of year again where Operation Once in a Lifetime tries to make Christmas dreams into reality by providing toys for military families, both Veterans and Active Duty that need a little Christmas help this holiday season. Operation Once in a Lifetime provides assistance for Military Families all over the world. If you would like to help, you can locate the nearest “Toys for Troops” drop off location near you to donate a new unwrapped toy for a military child.

Not near a location? No problem — you can make a tax deductible donation by clicking the Donate button below and Operation Once in a Lifetime will purchase toys to be sure no military child goes without this Christmas.

Watch a video of Operation Once in a Lifetime buying $8000 in toys from Walmart.

If you are a military family in Virginia, please follow this link to register for our “Toys for Troops” giveaway on December 14th in Norfolk, Virginia.

If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Killeen/Fort Hood area or Pittsburgh, PA area please email to register your family. If you are a military family outside these areas, please email

Operation Once in a Lifetime receives hundreds of requests from military families asking for assistance during the holidays to provide toys for their kids. Every donation helps and every donation make a difference. The hardest thing for Operation Once in Lifetime is telling military families that we ran out of toys or that we cannot assist them. Help us say yes this holiday season.

Aid Brigade
Operation Once In A Lifetime

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