Games to Grunts is an Operation Supply Drop (OSD) program, launched in partnership with GovX, providing Xbox, Playstation and PC video games to active-military, veterans and their families. Many of us know the “Healing Power of Gaming” both from our time deployed where they provided distraction, unit cohesion and built camaraderie as well as when we came home as a means to stay connected with friends.
For Service-Members & Veterans:
For Developers & Partners:
In our 6-year history, OSD has provided over 500,000 games to our service members, but we need your help to go even bigger. Together, we will provide over 1 MILLION Games to Grunts in 2017!
Why donate Games to Grunts?
- In-kind Tax-Deductible (as applicable) donation – receipts on request.
- Distribution Platform is Secure and requires Login (One Key, One Veteran).
- Platform requires proof of service for membership.
- GovX platform provides the recipient direct connection to OSD for additional support through community programs.
- Direct access to over 1.7 million service members and veterans.
How to get involved:
- Donate up to 10,000 keys/codes per title via XLS or TXT file
- Provide overview, image and system requirements
- Contact us to donate
We’ve become experts at putting games in the hands of troops and have learned a lot while distributing over 500,000 games in 6 years. OSD is first and foremost about community support, the mechanism for getting games to troops hindered our ability to loop those we serve back into the community that can provide them and their families further support. Digital Key distribution previous to Games to Grunt entailed providing a single point of contact on a post or in a unit a spreadsheet with numerous keys. This did not allow us to cultivate a relationship at the individual level – Games to Grunts now solves this challenge by connecting OSD directly.
More importantly however is the legalities around providing items to our service members, with the most important being that they cannot directly request our services without potential reprimand including an Article 15. As we’ve grown so as our need to ensure compliance. This Games to Grunts program gives us a more scalable method to keep items provided within pre-determined boundaries. The service members get the goodies they most certainly deserve while also ensuring they stay in line with the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Games to Grunts is only one of numerous programs under OSD all aimed at providing purpose through community-centric service for our active-military, veterans and their families with chapters in over 40 cities around the globe.
Operation Supply Drop (TAX ID: 27-3842517) was founded in 2010 initially on delivering “Video Game Care Packages Overseas” in response to a growing need from our deployed troops desiring generationally relevant gear from back home. As we grew and these service members began to return home facing various transitional challenges, we adapted to address the underlying needs of these veterans and their families. Today’s Operation Supply Drop is a direct reflection of listening to those we serve and while the video games are still being provided by the thousands to our active-duty personnel, we’ve developed substantial programming to work with veterans through their transition and into finding their new “tribe.” All of our programs directly touch on Mental Health, Homeless and Employment for Veterans and their families sitting atop of a global community structure encouraging community service and accountability to one’s peers.