OIC in Action

OIC Warehouse

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Thank you to the Majors from the US Army, Navy and Air Force. 16 Major stationed at FT Leavenworth, who attend the Command and General Staff College, came out to the OIC warehouse to help pack supplies.


A group of second grade Brownies volunteer at OIC

Blue Valley HS

Students from Blue Valley High School

For their community service day, 26 seniors from the class of 2011, supported OIC's efforts by assembling 2011 school kits.


Pam, Amy and Gabriel from Marriot Execustay stand in front of the 320 school kits they assembled in under two hours.


Thank you to the Citi Group volunteers and Col. Bob Teetsel for helping at the OIC warehouse.


People to People's Metro Atlanta Student Chapter
April 7th , 2008


Students from PTPI's Metro Atlanta Student Chapter delivered 1564 school kits and 90 stuffed animals. They stayed in Kansas City to volunteer at the OIC warehouse for two days.

April 21, 2008

Fairway Woods

Fairway Woods has been a great supporter of Operation Iraqi Children. Not only volunteering at the OIC warehouse, but also organizing supply collections in their community.


Youth Volunteer Corps. of Greater Kansas City
July 30 - August 2, 2007

The YVC of Greater Kansas City's "Summer Sensation Program" is an 8-week intensive volunteering program runs from June to August. Youth volunteers worked week-long periods at various community-based organizations in the Greater Kansas City area. From July 30 - August 2, this program brought 25-30 area youth, daily, to the OIC warehouse. During their visit, the group sorted incoming donations, prepared School Supply Kits for shipment, and wrote letters to US soldiers and Iraqi students.

The group prepared 28 pallets (896 boxes) of supplies, ready for shipment!


Pembroke Hill Middle School Students
May 5, 2007

The pictures below show Pembroke Hill Middle Schoolers, along with parents, volunteering at the OIC Warehouse.

Metro-Atlanta Student Chapter and Eagle Scout Phillip Berglund
April 3, 2007

Metro-Atlanta Student Chapter and Eagle Scout Phillip Berglund, of Troop 242, joined forces this year to bring 1098 School Supply Kits to the OIC Warehouse. Chapter members, Phillip Berglund, along with family and friends, drove from Atlanta to deliver the 1098 school kits they had collected from their community since January. During this visit to the OIC Warehouse, the group prepared 4 1/2 pallets (144 boxes) of School Supplies Kits to be sent to Iraq.

Bishop Ward High School
March 13, 2007

Twenty-five students from Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, KS visited the OIC Warehouse as part of their Spring Break, which they spent volunteering for local organizations. The group assembled more than 1,500 School Supply Kits and helped to sort through incoming donations.

Gary Sinise Visits OIC Warehouse
February 23, 2007


Before heading to Ft. Leavenworth, KS to perform on the base with the Lt. Dan Band, Gary Sinise made a stop at the OIC Warehouse in Kansas City, MO. He joined PTPI president and CEO Mary Eisenhower, the entire PTPI staff and three soldiers from Ft. Leavenworth, all of whom volunteered a few hours of their day to assemble School Supply Kits. The same afternoon, FedEx arrived to pick up five pallets containing 1,280 kits for shipment to Iraq.


People to People International Global Youth Forum
November 10, 2006

The 233 students attending PTPI's Global Youth Forum in Kansas City spent a morning volunteering at the OIC Warehouse. In only four hours, they prepared a total of 33 pallets--over 8,000 School Supply Kits--and also wrote letters to fellow students in Iraq and U.S. troops. OIC co-founder Gary Sinise stopped by to say thank you to the students for all of their hard work.

Broadway United Methodist Church
July 14, 2006

Youth from Broadway United Methodist Church in Iowa participated in a week-long mission trip to Kansas City, volunteering for organizations throughout the city. On their last day, they spent the afternoon building School Supply Kits at the OIC Warehouse.


PTPI Regional Event
April 1, 2006

People to People International members from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska gathered together for a regional event in Kansas City, MO on April 1, 2006. The day included remarks from Mary Eisenhower, president and CEO of People to People International and granddaughter of President Eisenhower, who founded the organization in 1956.

The group boarded buses for a trip to the Operation Iraqi Children Warehouse to take part in the day’s humanitarian project. In only 90 minutes, the volunteers assembled and packaged over 5,000 School Supply Kits for shipment, sorted through dozens of boxes of donations and prepared materials for future volunteer groups. The school supplies will soon be headed to Iraq, along with the letters to U.S. soldiers and Iraqi children that were written by the volunteers.


Gary Sinise Visits OIC Warehouse
February 25, 2005

While in Kansas City to perform with his band, the Lt. Dan Band, at a benefit for the VFW's Unmet Needs program, Gary had a chance to stop by the OIC Warehouse and visit with several volunteers.

Thanks to the generosity of FedEx, Operation Iraqi Children ships an enormous quantity of School Kits and other supplies to Iraq each week. Here, the FedEx truck arrives to load several pallets of OIC supplies that are ready for shipment.

Gary transports one of the boxes from the day's incoming shipments and looks over what was recently received.

Support from across the country has been overwhelming and volunteers stay busy sorting incoming donations and repacking them for shipment to Iraq.

Bulk supplies are arranged in an assembly line so that volunteers can put kits together quickly and easily.

Gary joins Marines from Richards-Gebauer AFB in building kits and packing them into boxes.

Thirty-two boxes are stacked on each pallet, and each box contains eight School Kits. Several pallets leave the warehouse each week.