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December 3, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
December 3, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I don't know how Adopt A Platoon spends its funds, All I know is that they provide information regarding pen pals (which I always have 2) and platoons that need specific support. They send out monthly bulletins about campaigns providing the troops with socks, underwear, and specialty items for the holidays. I have never been asked dontae money, only things that the troops need. I have gotten mail from Chaplains saying how much Adopt A Platoon is appreciated by those it serves.

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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?

2012

November 30, 2012
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November 30, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering with AdoptaPlatoon for over a year now, and I consider myself lucky to get involved with such a great organization. I've had the chance to help my sorority adopt a platoon of marines, as well as adopting individual soldiers myself. AAP has done a great job with making sure people know what to send, not only to their soldiers, but also to their campaigns that they send out throughout the year. I also had a chance to volunteer with AAP through my college english class. I wrote their manual on "How to Send Care Packages" so that people would be able to support their soldiers and know what they need to do in order to make sure that their packages are received. I've really had a great experience with AAP, and they do a great job with getting you involved, both with adopting soldiers and if you want to actually assist the organization. Definitely recommend getting involved with them!!

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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?

2012

October 27, 2012
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October 27, 2012
8 people found this review helpful

I am ALL for supporting our troops in any way possible ESPECIALLY around the holidays BUT! after reading up on this organization and then reading a letter they sent my grandmother to get a donation a couple of weeks later..Was just absolutely ridiculous!! They haul quite a bit of money but do not show reference to where it goes...you are truly better off going at this SOLO and finding a soldier in need through many other avenues..please just be careful who you start writing checks to!! Thanks!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 28, 2012
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August 28, 2012
10 people found this review helpful

I NOW HAVE FIVE TOOTHBRUSHES; YES,I DONATED FOR 4 OR 5 YEARS. THESE WERE TO BE SENT BACK WITH A DONATION. ONE OF MY GRAND CHILDREN SPENT THE WEEKEND WITH US AND FORGOT TO BRING HIS TOOTHBRUSH. I GAVE HIM ONE OF THESE AND IT WAS WORN OUT AFTER 3 DAYS OF USE. MADE IN MEXICO OR CHINA? I WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT WOUNDED WARRIORS AND BLINDED VETS BUT NOT THIS CHARITY ---JABO S

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 23, 2011
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Review from CharityNavigator
December 23, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

Our family has supported various soldiers for several years through AdoptAPlatoon - wonderful concrete way to contribute even if short on funds. Letters, care packages, anything at all is appreciated. My late father ( a career Marine) was so adament that this organization's efforts was the type of support a combat vet needs and wants, he specified it in his final wishes that contributions be made tothem 'in lieu of flowers'. Great organization

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 22, 2011
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September 22, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

trying to get names of military to send care packages to and cant get enough names we ship out 150 boxes every 3 months and trommow sept 23 we dont have dnough names anyone hase names please send them to me asap today we are liget we have our web sight supportersofmilitary.com and we have been doing this sence 2004 thanks for any help

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

i do this every 3 months and do all kinds of fund raisers to support it

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

get people more aware what troops need

March 26, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
March 26, 2011
10 people found this review helpful

Their financial information is terribly incomplete and makes no sense - 1.4M in prgram costs and over 4M in other expenses??? The Better Business Bureau gives them a very low rating based on their failure to meet most of the BBB's financial criteria (such as oversight).

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I have not personally experienced the results of this organization.

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

Improve the adherence to sound financial guidelines for a charitable organization. Improve and clarify their financial information.

March 8, 2010
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March 8, 2010
3 people found this review helpful

I adopted two Soldiers and one Airman through AdopotAPlatoon, and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. For one year, I mailed one letter a week and sent somewhere around 26 flat-rate care packages to Iraq and Afghanistan. I had the pleasure of meeting two out of three men that I supported after they came back from their deployments. They both flew in to meet me! The volunteer community through AAP is warm and welcoming. The forum (where I read and wrote posts for other volunteers) is a wonderful place filled with support for each other and where many of my questions were answered. My experience have inspired me to become more involved by doing a donation drive to support our troops at my work. I was also involved in paying a special tribute to my co-workers who are veterans for Veteran's Day. This organization has changed my life, forever.

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

more ways than one. Through feeling like I was part of a community on their forum online, to getting to know and supporting my three guys that I adopted, and meeting two of them in person after they finished their tours!

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

by receiving an individual troop's name and a little bit of information, I felt it was much more personable than other generic support our troop, or any soldier campaigns.

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

wonderful, warm, and friendly people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Probably provide each troop with a stocking for Christmas!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

March 8, 2010
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March 8, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

What an amazing group of people that work tirelessly to help us as Americans, remind our troops that we are thankful for their service, pray for their safe return and appreciate all they (as well as their families) sacrifice! I have worked with Adoptaplatoon for over 3 years now, in all types of capacities from pen pal adoptions, to adopting an entire platoon and the experience has been amazing! I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved with a nonprofit to consider this great organization and remember that you can serve in all types of capacities big or small it all helps! We cannot let our troops-brothers, husbands, wives, sisters, uncles, friends etc think that they have been forgotten.

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

that I know I am helping a soldier that is sacrificing being away from their family and friends to maintain my freedoms, and for that I am ever thankful.

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

kind, dedicated to their cause, energetic, available to answer any questions or concerns.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help out so many deserving American men and women serving in dangerous combat zones around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 6, 2010
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March 6, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

The Frontier Girls Troop #114 have been enlightened since adopting the "ladies" Platoon in Iraq last year. None of us really knew there was such a need and felt good participating in Adopt a Platoon to help our troops. I believe some of the girls did not even know that women where in the armed forces! What a great way to show support to those that are risking their lives and even sacrificing time away from families just so that we can continue to enjoy our freedoms here.

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

Clear communication and specific instructions on how to maximize our donations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make sure every soldier receives what (s)he needs while overseas!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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