Being confined to a hospital or residing at one of the military housing facilities without the ability to drive makes it difficult to shop for a sweetheart or child’s valentine. Armed with stuffed toys from Operation Teddy Care and Valentine Day cards, APWU visits the wounded troops and permits them to select valentines for their loved ones. We carefully label each selection before returning to our mailroom to send messages and gifts from Cupid. It seems the troops are even more thrilled to send gifts than they are to receive them, and they have embraced this program with much enthusiasm and appreciation. Operation Valentine takes place during the first week in February. Gifts and donations must be received no later than January 21.