All American Pageant & Mrs. All American Pageant
In 2017, Operation We Care became the national platform of the All American Pageant & Mrs. All All American Pageant. This non-profit organization was founded in 2007 by Jeff and Diana Merritt and to date has sent nearly 20,000 care packages to our US Military serving overseas, including ships at sea with the US Navy. Donated items are packed and shipped on a monthly basis including two large-scale packing events each year in May and November. Financial donations are used to not only purchase supplies but also for postage. Receiving these packages lets the military know they are thought of on the home front and greatly increases morale.