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Causes: International, Military & Veterans Organizations, National Security, Veterans

Mission: Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed. Our principal mission today is to provide military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world. While there are many admirable groups supporting our veterans, we are one of the few organizations left supporting active duty troops deployed to the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world where are troops are in harm’s way. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our Military and demonstrate affirmatively our appreciation and admiration for their service to America.

Results: MAF has sent over 345 tons of care packages to deployed troops and continues to this day

Target demographics: Combat Deployed U.S. Military Service Members

Direct beneficiaries per year: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force

Geographic areas served: Afghanistan, Iraq and any other place we have combat deployed troops

Programs: Military Troop and K9 Care Packages: We send care packages full of the most requested items our troops want with personal messages of support to remind them they are not forgotten by the American people. This enables us to send care packages filled with Gourmet Coffee, Premium Beef Jerky, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Flavored Gatorade, Mixed Nuts/Trail Mix bags, Baby Wipes and many other items our combat troops cannot get where they are. Enclosed with each care package are messages of support from the sponsor, letting them hear the personal feelings of appreciation from the American people. Each box is hand packed by our volunteers and may contain special seasonal items for the current holiday. K9 Care Packages also include eye-protecting “Doggles” & KONG Classic dog toys.

Community Stories

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MAF sent me a care package on deployment from a family member who gave them my name and address. Not only did they send it to me but they asked if they could send more and we have a lot of other Sailors on board that are expecting care packages now. I deeply appreciate the volunteers at MAF and I appreciate their hospitality. Thank you all!

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MoveAmericaForward It is our honor to send support we are so glad you received your care packages! Please let us know if we can send more or if anyone else can use some support! Thank you for all that you do and please remember you can contact us at anytime! VR/ Scott Raab USN OEF/OIF Outreach Director | Move America Forward W (916) 441-6197 | F (916) 441-6057 | C (916) 583-8321 8795 Folsom Blvd., Suite 103 Sacramento, CA 95826 www.MoveAmericaForward.org

Client Served

Rating: 5

Move America Forward sent me a care package and I cannot begin to express my sincere thanks. Being at a bare base with very few options at the on base exchange results in a lack of the essential items needed for daily life/hygiene. Move America Forward brought me joy and thankfulness during my time down range. Thank you to those who support us over here. This mission is not an easy one but with continued help and support it helps us remember we are loved and appreciated. Thank you.

mrsfiggy

Donor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward does great work. I drop off letters to have included in the care packages monthly. It is always interesting to see all of the needed things they are including in the boxes. The piles of boxes ready to be shipped or waiting to be packed is always impressive. I am glad to donate toward the shipping of the boxes and am always happy to see the photos of the troops who receive the care packages.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My place of employment ran an event to encourage people to write letters to our active duty service members. I delivered the letters to the Move America Forward office to ensure they would get to the soldiers and received a tour of the offices and more information on how they collect items and ship them. This is a great organization run by people who are passionate about what they do. I know it costs somewhere around $14 to ship each care package, and while I wish I could do more I am grateful to chip in enough for at least one. Keep up the good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My men spent the holidays in Afghanistan this year. Spirits were a little low considering we were far from family and home. The package we received from Move America Forward was a much needed boost that helped us soldier on this winter. Thanks so much Move America Forward!

1 debubuta

Donor

Rating: 5

We were looking for a way to show our appreciation and respect to the many military personnel who protect us and our freedoms on a daily basis. We strongly feel that each of these men & women deserve much better treatment from the VA and the gov't upon their return. We're poor, but decided to do as much as we can for these heroes. Move America Forward let us donate $50 in two installments. We only wish we could write a heartfelt letter to these brave defenders of freedom to express our sincere gratitude. Anyway, Move America Forward made it very easy for us to contribute in the best way we could. Their site is user-friendly and 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to the troops! Next time, we hope to visit the site early enough to help with the packaging so we can include a letter of gratitude for all they do and sacrifice for us. We strongly urge everyone who has the means to help in some way. Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoyed all the photos of our men and women in the service of our great country The faces of the dedicated volunteers of all ages and the site in general Your all doing a great service
to help support our troops we appreciate all you do Now we need more people to
support our brave men and women by sending as many packages as we can not just
Christmas So lets all make a difference and donate today Thank you

Donor

Rating: 5

It's a wonderful cause and my experience with them has been great. The thank you letters I get from service men are priceless

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to MOA to be able to show our soldiers including K9's they are NOT forgotten, that we truly love and care about them through one of these great gifts MOA pulls together with gifts, supplies and goodies at a price we can all afford. MOA works tirelessly all year long to make sure our beloved troops are NOT forgotten. I can't afford much but w/o our soldiers we wouldn't be here enjoying our lives freely however we choose to live our lives or celebrate. This is truly a blessing for each of us.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a former Navy officer on duty for 4 years after college, it's been my privilege to donate to Move America Forward for several years.
Showing our gratitude for the service of our troops to the USA by sending them care packages throughout the year and especially Christmas and New Year means a lot to them.
I encourage everyone with the ability to donate and support our troops to do so as often as possible. The troops do so much for us and more than deserve to know that we love them and support them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward is a great organization that I proudly support. Our men and women in the military are often away from their families and by donating you can help Move America Forward to provide gift packages to one or many of them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been sending packages and notes to the troops via MoveAmericaForward.org for many years. The site is always easy to navigate and gives me many options in content and price. More than anything else, the people who run the organization truly care about our men and women serving across the globe. I love the military folk and their families - and so do they. I love the posts from the recipients they provide. Those photos and thank you notes are heartfelt and inspiring. Move America Forward makes thanking our troops so easy. I will continue to donate through them and thank them for what they do for our heroes. Many of them are vets: they are all heroes too.