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Ben Affleck Next Operation: Gratitude!

Ben Affleck Next Operation: Gratitude!

Ben Affleck joins thousands of volunteers in putting together 100K+ care packages for overseas troops through Operation Gratitude on Sunday, at the National Guard Armory in Van Nuys, Calif.

The organization mails these packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile overseas regions–but they need to raise an additional $200,000 by year-end to send the remaining 20,000 care packages.

Each care package costs $10 to ship; tax-deductible financial donations to Operation Gratitude are welcome online or by check mailed to: Operation Gratitude; 16444 Refugio Road; Encino, CA 91436

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  • http://justjared runnergirl

    Good job Ben

  • ^_^

    More celebs and Americans should do this!

  • zoey

    NIce. I haven’t seen a smile on this dude’s face in like forever. Hmmmm.

  • s.

    Benji just being Benji. A good guy.

  • lollipop

    Notice how happy he is without his stuck up self-absorbed wife around???

  • To above turds

    He was smiling on a pic on from THIS Saturday. Idiots.

  • Laura

    This pic was probably taken by a reporter from a newspaper NOT a pap. Ben refuses to smile for a pap.

  • Ali

    They should ask Cheney and Bush and Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld to kick in the shortfall. They have LOTS of money.

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  • angie

    hes such a good guy! love him!

  • gschock

    Angelina Jolie male version wannabe

  • green

    WHY EVER SO PUBLIC?????????????????????

  • gerard Vandenberg

    ………..FINANCIAL TROUBLES, folks?

  • Adoring Fan

    To whom much is given much is expected. This is the real Ben Affleck that not a lot of people know.

  • bea

    Ben is always smiling lately, he is in a big and perfect moment in his life, and this is in his face.

  • serena

    He’s so awesome!

  • Janeway

    Ben is a great guy! He is setting a good example and his high profile can help draw attention to an important cause and the need for more funds. He shows that just because you are against the war doesn’t mean you don’t support the troops. We all need to show that we appreciate the sacrifice these men and women are making.

  • maja

    Ben in another photo op. Pleaseeeee these celebs are so full of caca , he goes to a war zone knowing that there is no chance of making a difference,africa is overwhelming, and he as sure as hell is not going to make a difference, benny you and your fugly wifey have alot of mula why don’t you guys give to charity like angie and brad, instead of all these silly photo ops! by the way you are losing your mojo and you are beginning to look like your wifey’s twin!

  • shammy

    #18 Maja

    Ben is setting a PERFECT example for all others in the FAMOUS world to use the power that they have, and make a difference or impact ,to attention needed in other locations of the world. Every step, measure, awareness, that is provided makes us ONE step closer to making problems BETTER. He is a LEADER, and is setting a wonderful example for others to follow. I’m on that path, and will do what I can for the unfortunate or in need of help.

    Love you Benny boy and love that smile! Looking forward to the bombino/a arrival soon!

    Happy Holidays! xo

  • Jane

    Dont get me wrong this is awesome what he is doing and im a fan of his but i would appreciate it more not just him but more from celebs to acknowledge animals who are being abused, neglected, tortured and killed senselessly for fur or for the fun of it. Also too WWF and animal extinction as well etc etc. I have not once seen this guy show any care for that. I am not bringing the whole JLO crap up and i do like her as well as a fan but i remember when he gave her a chinchilla coat and the PETA folks were on his ass. I dont get why he cant show and bring more attention to animal suffering and animal extinction. With all his star power he could make more awareness on animal cruelty. This post is not meant to put down anything he has done its wonderful what he does for those who are suffering.

  • Jane

    And to add to my post above this is in no disrespect to the troops overseas as well. I know i will get responses to my comment me putting down anyone and everyone when i am not. I am fully aware of what is happening on the other side of the world and care packages are a generous thing for everyone to donate and make the troops smile.

  • Adoring Fan

    Jane, why should anybody be forever persecuted for past indiscretions? I say give this man a break, he has learned a valuable lessons. Try to get past what was done and realize the good that IS being done here. Ben has really matured and found out what’s important in life. I think he is doing something good and making a difference regardless as small. I applaud his efforts.

  • Jack

    I actually was working the Operation Gratitide line that day–3 people down from Ben. He was super nice and the line slowed down as people took his picture and stopped to say hello. He impressed me for being so down to earth and I know he supports this cause. Kathy Ireland was there the day before and it is nice seeing celebrities give some of their time to charities

  • jenny

    Jane. Don’t count on the celebrities to help with your cause. You have to do it yourself. I totally agree that animal welfare/rights needs attention but everyone has their niche when it comes to volunteering time. I don’t know if Ben is into animal rights but at least he is doing something good. I think that is what matters most.

  • Jane

    I knew i was going to be attacked for my words here. People give me a break ok. I am voicing my opinion yes what Ben has done and is doing is very kind hearted and no doubt that he isnt a good man. I as a fan of his wouldnt mind seeing him out there that can help animal suffering. Celebrity status can be well used for animal suffering that frankly is lacking alot of info for those who arent aware of it.

    So many people will be grateful for what he has offered helping out like he has done with the care packages etc etc and he has shown those in North America what is happening on the other side of the world that frankly i had no clue about it, it has opened my eyes up for sure what is happening in the congo. But while he is on a roll to doing excellent humanitarian work why not add animal suffering on his list?

    It is not his responsibility to donate all his money to any charity but it would be nice if he could along with other celebs bring more awareness out there about animal welfare.

    I am not going to put him on pedistal as well for what he is doing. As others have on here. We all donate when we can on our own time and dont get an a round of an applause for it and i dont want to ever get one nor do i deserve one. You donate if u can thats it.

    As for adoring fan i am simply voicing my opinion on an entertainment site. As u clearly do on every Ben and Jenn post. Dont diss what i write and i will not diss on every post u write.