Thanking Our Soldiers For Defending The U.S. and Us!


300,000 Steps

AROT is currently on a 300,000 card and letter drive for our troops. It is a true task and mission! So we need the help of every school, team, church, community, business and private organization to help us reach our goal: step-by-step.

If your organization would like to participate and learn more on how to organize a drive at your location, feel free to contact us today at:

404-477-4414 office   OR    Curtis@aroseofthanks.org


The Stephen Siller Foundation: Tunnel to Tower Stairclimb



On April 29th, 2017, AROT teamed up as a sponsor and participant in the 2017 Stephen Siller Foundation’s: Tunnel to Towers Tower  Climb at the Duke Energy Center in Uptown Charlotte! This annual event is used to raise money for the fund that supports the families of first responders who lost their lives or were handicapped in the line of duty. It is named after firefighter Stephen Siller who bravely ran miles through gridlocked New York City, with his gear in hand and into crumbling towers to rescue others on September 11th, 2001.

You can get more details on his legacy and the stairclimb event, respectively, at www.tunnel2towers.org and https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TTowerClimbCharlotte .




Smelly Cat Coffee Card Drive

For a limited time you can go into the Smelly Cat coffee house located at 514 E 36th Street in Charlotte, NC and participate in their 1st ever A Rose of Thanks card and donation drive! We are now proudly partnered with one of the best coffee houses in town in what we hope will be a long lasting event and mission!

Jersey Mike’s Care Package Drive

April 24th – 25th, 2017 AROT in conjunction with Jersey Mike’s subs, hosted a Cards and Caring care package drive. The participating store location was the restaurant located in the Mallard Point Shopping Center located at: 9211 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28262 . The next drive is slated for later in the month of May. Date to be determined.

We collect items such as:

  • AA-cell alkaline batteries
  • Aspirin
  • Baby powder
  • Baby wipes
  • Baseball caps
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Beef jerky/Slim Jims
  • Books
  • Breath mints
  • Hard candies
  • CDs
  • Condiments
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Dry soup
  • DVDs
  • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
  • Eye drops/wash
  • Foot powder
  • Gameboy/PS2/DS games
  • Gum
  • Handheld games
  • Holiday or seasonal decorations
  • Hot Chocolate packets
  • International phone card
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Magazines
  • Mouthwash
  • MP3 players
  • Newspapers
  • Pen, paper, envelopes
  • Phone cards
  • Pillow
  • Playing cards
  • Popcorn
  • Portable CD players w/ headphones
  • Pre-paid Phone Card
  • Protein powders / protein bars
  • Q-tips
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Shampoo
  • Sheets / blankets
  • Socks
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • T-Shirts

Please DO NOT include items such as:

  •  Aerosol Can Products
  • Alcohol
  • Carbonated Beverages
  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Flammable Items
  • Fruits
  • Live Plants
  • Obscene or offensive material
  • Pork Products
  • Pornography
  • Tobacco

Female Troop Special Items Needs

An important percentage of our infantry and all active duty troops consist of our female troops. There is a great need for feminine hygiene products for these outstanding American servicewomen. Below is a list of items needed for them as they serve and protect. Let’s give them the special touches of home to make adaptation to overseas service easier and respectable.

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