Wives Behind the Badge, Inc.

Rating: 4.29 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law, Philanthropy

Location: PO BOX 3126 Quartz Hill CA 93586 USA

Mission: WBTB provides much needed resources to police families by providing emotional and financial support during times of disaster, medical crisis, as well as to police agencies impacted by budget cuts. Many of our nation's law enforcement officers are paid minimum wage, which requires them to work more than one job in order to support their families, putting them at risk of working long hours while still providing safety to the public. Because some officers are required to purchase their own safety equipment and often times lack the funding, they risk not having adequate protection. Due to budget cuts, some police agencies do not have the necessary tools to provide appropriate training, which directly impacts the community.
Target demographics: law enforcement families
Programs: Blue Line Kids - program for law enforcement children, anti-bullying, scholarships, peer mentors, backpacks for school. Families Behind the Badge - program for all law enforcement families, scholarships, financial assistance during crisis. H.A.L.O.S. - Helping Aid Lost Officers' Survivors a program to provide support and assistance during a line of duty death or injury.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

This is a group of extremely compassionate, dedicated people. Grass root effort to support our men and women serving our communities across the US as police officers and their families. Thank you for bringing our families together. As a donor, I feel confident that my financial contributions will be used wisely to grow the organization and provide help to those who need it, great events, and trees for the fallen heroes. I am confident that Wives Behind the Badge is extremely well managed. I could not have stumbled across a better organization to support if I had tried! There are plenty of groups that provide help to the officers but this group helps the entire family. This is a great Nonprofit agency!!! The staff is pleasant and helpful. This is an organization that makes you feel like YOU are making a difference to them, so that THEY can make a difference in others lives. Isn't that what volunteering is all about? I donate as much as I can when I can. I like knowing my donations are used well and helping other. I even use iGive to make my online shopping help them.

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

I wouldn't change unless there was an employee donation program they can use to make it easy to give at work.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I want to thank the members of Wives Behind the Badge for all they have done. They have assisted our own when we needed help. They are organized, thoughtful, and caring. it's nice to have people working to help others as they do.

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1 person found this review helpful

Wives Behind the Badge is a highly competent nonprofit with proven excellence in this profession. They are professionals of great integrity, honesty, and credibility in the community.

I highly recommend them to partner with, donate to, and volunteer with.

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2 people found this review helpful

I volunteer and donate what I can to WBTB. I have seen them present the check after a fundraiser, they are 100% honest!!!!!!

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

No

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have always donated to Wives Behind the Badge and I will continue to do so because they are a trustworthy organization that doesn't spend the donations on salaries or other non essential admin cost like so many other nonprofits do. I see their President even donates to them which speaks volumes about this group, you only have to look at the list from their tee shirt campaigns to see that. They work very hard and this is a rough economy to find donors in.

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

NO

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I believe 100% in this organization. I have donated several times for different events and the money always goes to what the fundraiser is for. I wish this site you had to provide your real name and credentials. This is a trustworthy organization, they may be small but they have great big hearts and they come through time and again!

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

I wish they had more volunteers to help their cause.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

Be VERY careful in donating as the money is not always spent on what it is stated it will be. The mission of the organization is amazing -- but not being brought to fruition by the board of directors nor some of the state auxiliary directors.

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We are a very transparent organization and all funds donated to us are fully accounted for, documented, and provided to the IRS annually. All our positions are volunteer positions and nobody draws a salary with this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have first-hand knowledge of the services being provided by Wives Behind the Badge and I sincerely urge individuals, corporations and others to please give generously of your time and donation to this worthy organization. Thank you.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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4 people found this review helpful

When I first signed up for Wives Behind the Badge, my friend asked me, "Why would you sign up for a job of not getting paid and still working"? My Only response was, "To do something bigger then myself". WBTB gave me the opportunity to see first hand both the physical and emotional effect law enforcement life has on other peoples lives. You would think that after a years of service cops would have things worked out and be able to relax but that's not the case and it's a hard life to manage.
There is something indescribable about being alongside people from around the state all here for a common goal, all sharing common stories, and all still happy with the life they live. These women could be on the PTA and sports teams and not think about anything else but they don't they think of the others out there they haven't reached or the ones that are alone. I love helping and will continue to do so as long as I can.

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?

2014

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5 people found this review helpful

I have consulted for this organization and they are well on their way to being a great nonprofit. Their structure is sound now and they are hitting their stride. I enjoy the volunteers that work here, they are bright, energetic, and determined. This will be a remarkable year for this organization. Thank you ladies for all you do for the law enforcement community.

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Continue to seek out insight and professional advice.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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