ADOPT A PLATOON

Rating: 3.51 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 25089 Centerline Rd San Benito TX 78586 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I've been supporting soldiers through AAP since 2008. I've never found them less than helpful and they do exactly what they promise. I have requested a platoon, a soldier, a pen pal and sponsored multiple one time campaigns. I always send the packages directly to the soldiers and have never, ever had a problem.

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have 'adopted' individual soldiers and platoons through this organization. They send me the contact information and I write letters and send care packages directly to the soldier(s).

It's been very rewarding for me and my children to hear how much the soldiers appreciate our letters, packages, valentines and sundries. And I'm grateful we can help in this small way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 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.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people 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!!

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

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

get people more aware what troops need

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 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.

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!

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?

2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!!).

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!!

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?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

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?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

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?

2010-2-01

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