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March 26, 2011
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March 26, 2011
11 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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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
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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
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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
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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

March 5, 2010
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March 5, 2010
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AdoptaPlatoon is a great way for everyday people to give back to the men and women who put it all on the line for us every single day. As soon as you get your first "adoptee", you're hooked. Writing them and sending packages is an honor and priviledge, and I would encourage everyone to get involved. It takes just a small amount of time our of your day to MAKE someone elses (and little do they know that it makes OUR day, too!!).

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

being able to adopt service members and experience the joy that comes from that. And when you hear back from them and learn how much it means to them, you're encouraged to do it again and again!!

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

The relationships that I've made. Those that run the organization are incredibly friendly and helpful, and will guide you along if needed. Plus you mean so many other volunteers that will help you along with way as well.

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

friendly, honest, sincere, compassionate people, willing to do whatever they can to help you be successful.

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

change the world more than it already has. .

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 4, 2010
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March 4, 2010
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My family have been Adoptaplatoon supporters for years and it enriches our lives as much as the soldiers. My children draw pictures and make cards to include in the care packages. We have also participated in many of their seasonal campaigns (holiday stockings, valentine's day candy, etc.) with our Brownie Scout troop and school classes.

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

Showing our appreciation to the soldiers while teaching my children about the importance of the sacrifices they and the military families make every day.

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

I've only communicated via e-mail with the all volunteer "staff", but they are wonderful!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 4, 2010
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March 4, 2010
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This experience is so important to me. My daughter and her husband are both serving in the Air Force waiting for deployment. This is my way to honor them for what they are doing. I have had several penpals and adopted several soldiers and always have had wonderful letters and emails back from them-they are so appreciative of what they receive. I also have a room full of books, magazines, gum etc. that were donated from the local gun club for me to send over for the various ongoing campaigns. I try to send a box full every two weeks to someone. This group cares about our soldiers and have been extremely helpful when I have had questions. If you are looking for a nonprofit to work with, this is one of the best!!!!!1

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

that they care about our soldiers who are deployed and are trying to make their lives better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 4, 2010
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March 4, 2010
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Our Harley-Davidson dealership works with Adopt a Platoon and we have had a fantastic experience with everyone there. Extremely unselfish, hardworking and tireless volunteers, all of them. The folks at Adopt a Platoon communicate well and always respond quickly to our requests for info, advice or help. I'd strongly recommend Adopt A Platoon to anyone interested in supporting our Troops overseas. They are great people, and represent what's best about America.

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

the unselfish attitudes displayed by everyone at the organization. They are clearly working for a cause they believe in, and aren't afraid to work hard to support our soldiers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 4, 2010

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March 4, 2010

I was looking for a functional way to support our troops and stumbled upon Adopt A Platoon. I've been able to let an individual service member know that he is cared about, and that people do appreciate what he is doing. Because it is one-on-one I am getting to know him as a person and not just some faceless soldier thousands of miles away. I can send goodies that he can't get there so he has some of the comforts of home. This has been the most rewarding experience!

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

I know I am truly making a difference in the lives of these soldiers.

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

totally change the morale of the armed forces. These soldiers get supplies they need, reassurance they haven't been forgotten, and a link to the world they are fighting for. If money were no object, every soldier abroad could feel that support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 4, 2010
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March 4, 2010
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It is hard to imagine that a simple handwritten letter from a "stranger" could make two people come to tears. In the middle of a war, our soldier wrote to us and sent us the gift of a tape and a booklet on living a happy life! We are grateful for the priviledge of supporting this young man who gained his citizenship while serving in Iraq! He signed his letter. "We are family now--Love from your adopted soldier"

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

The simple joy of knowing our letters and monthly gift box are being delivered to a soldier risking his life every day for our country!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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