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Herobox, Inc.

Rating: 4.15 stars   40 reviews 11,671

Address:

PO Box 3061 Peachtree City GA 30269 USA

Mission:

HeroBox is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides custom support to American soldiers. Our mission is to create and manage sponsorships between deployed American soldiers and generous individuals/organizations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was able to get an inside glimpse of this non-profit at a volunteer event. The work they are doing for not only current service members, but veterans is amazing. HeroBox is currently vamping up their program geared towards homeless veterans. They will be providing care packages to recently homed, former homeless, veterans. What an amazing idea! They were preparing boxes full of towels, pillows, kitchenware and more.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

Recently became aware of Herobox INC. Sounded like a very worthy cause for my fellow servicemen and women. I made three donations included a stamped, self addressed, envelope and asked for a response if anyone received a Herobox.
It has been nearly 4 months and no responses recieved.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

My company sponsored a troop last year as a Christmas social event/opportunity to give back to our troops overseas. I was able to contact our troop representative on many occasions and he was even able to send some photos after a while. We received great feedback and intend on sponsoring another troop again this year!

http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/26-3985630/herobox.aspx

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I agree with previous comment. I just sent a check for their Christmas campaign and decided to check them out, thinking I might like to join and adopt a service member. After observing these comments and realizing most were written in 2010, I'm curious as to why there aren't more recent ones. Also, they don't seem to be listed at all on Charity Watch or Charity Navigator. I love to help those in need, especially our military personnel, but hate being scammed. So please, say something to reassure us. My heart wants to believe in you, but my gut says be careful.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

No one has written any reviews since 2010? What does that mean?

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

39 people found this review helpful

Contributor alert: 29% of their expenses is fund raising and 14% is administrative costs. So if you give $100, $43 goes to them.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your feedback Kathy. HeroBox is not a volunteer only effort that supports a few service members. We’re a national organization that supports tens of thousands of heroes each year. This level of impact requires a certain amount of fundraising and administrative overhead that enables us to continue supporting our heroes. Thank you for supporting the troops.

(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your feedback. HeroBox is not a volunteer only effort that supports a few service members. We’re a national organization that supports tens of thousands of heroes each year. This type of impact requires a certain level of fundraising and administrative overhead that enables us to continue supporting our heroes.

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I just signed up to send packages to a deployed military person. I sent him an email to ask more specifics of things he wanted. Not knowing if I would hear back or not. I got a response within 30 minutes. I'm very excited to send him a package with the items he wants!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Being involved with HeroBox.org has been one of the most rewarding experiences to date. I have been paired with 3 different Heroes and each experience has been unique and rewarding. What was supposed to have been me sending out a care package monthly, based on their needs/wants, has evolved into friendships and "pen pals", if you will. I was lucky enough to hear from each of my heroes on a regular basis, whether it be through letters, emails or instant messaging. Knowing first hand the difference I have been able to make while they were deployed is a feeling that you just can't put into words. Of course, i will need to find a way as I will be meeting one of my heroes in person later this year. Thank you HeroBox for affording me this opportunity to help those who give so much of themselves to a nation that will never fully understand exactly what these selfless men and women go through to keep us safe!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a non profit to help where I could do the most good. Hero Box caught my attention, especially since I have family in the military that was serving overseas at the time. They paired me with a very nice soldier and some of my co-workers and I got together and filled the boxes for him. He did email me and expressed his appreciation for what he received. I was happy that we could send him a little bit of home. This is a great cause!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating in sending a Hero Box overseas to a deployed soldier

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I like it just the way it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was a general member of the public as well. I heard about Herobox in the news following the MLB AllStar game. I liked sending the package each month. I didn't get a response from the soldier, but like the others who have reviewed the organization, its not about me, its about them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have friends who were overseas who stated the care packages were always appreciated.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

putting the packages together.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I only met one staff or volunteer, I just happened to run into her at the Post Office in Newnan. She was very friendly and motivated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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