Herobox, Inc.

Rating: 4.37 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: PO Box 3061 Peachtree City GA 30269 USA

Mission: HeroBox is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides custom support to American soldiers. Our mission is to create and manage sponsorships between deployed American soldiers and generous individuals/organizations.
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I just signed up to send packages to a deployed military person. I sent him an email to ask more specifics of things he wanted. Not knowing if I would hear back or not. I got a response within 30 minutes. I'm very excited to send him a package with the items he wants!

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Being involved with HeroBox.org has been one of the most rewarding experiences to date. I have been paired with 3 different Heroes and each experience has been unique and rewarding. What was supposed to have been me sending out a care package monthly, based on their needs/wants, has evolved into friendships and "pen pals", if you will. I was lucky enough to hear from each of my heroes on a regular basis, whether it be through letters, emails or instant messaging. Knowing first hand the difference I have been able to make while they were deployed is a feeling that you just can't put into words. Of course, i will need to find a way as I will be meeting one of my heroes in person later this year. Thank you HeroBox for affording me this opportunity to help those who give so much of themselves to a nation that will never fully understand exactly what these selfless men and women go through to keep us safe!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a non profit to help where I could do the most good. Hero Box caught my attention, especially since I have family in the military that was serving overseas at the time. They paired me with a very nice soldier and some of my co-workers and I got together and filled the boxes for him. He did email me and expressed his appreciation for what he received. I was happy that we could send him a little bit of home. This is a great cause!!!

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

Participating in sending a Hero Box overseas to a deployed soldier

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

I like it just the way it is.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I met Ryan and his family shortly after he started Hero Box. What I admire about Ryan was his effort and determination to make this non-profit a go. We are a military family and have several loved ones deployed. My son, who just came home from Afganastan, said that the second hardest thing about depoyment was being away from the "everyday things of life". That, "Do the folks back home no what they give up for us"? Hero Box brings a little of that back to them. Thank you Hero Box!

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

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

to teach my younger children that it is important to give back.

Ways to make it better...

I could donate more of my time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I just read through several of the posts and the common wish for improvement is communication with the soldier. I agree this would be the ultimate - to know that the package sent appreciated and was filled with the things needed and wanted by them. However, I imagine they have other things on their minds and so I try to remember that I am doing this for them - it is not for me, even through communication with them would be great! I believe that whatever I send will be welcomed and will used by some soldier who needs it. I cannot imagine what it is like for them. I thank them for their sacrifice.

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

it has provided a means for me to gain the feeling that I am in some small way helping.

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

provide needed or desired items for all those troops serving the USA.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I became a member of HeroBox for many reasons, the most important of which was to teach my kids that it is important to give back. I don't know any soldiers personally so I thought HeroBox would be a good way to thank the soldiers for everything that they do. My kids have become very involved and enjoy picking out items and packing them up. They have learned a lot about the spirit of giving and how important it is to care for others. HeroBox is very simple to use and if you happen to have any questions they are answered almost immediately.I have enjoyed my time with HeroBox immensely. I wish I coould do more!

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

ways I can't explain I will never take pop tarts for granted again. It is so simple to make a difference in someone elses life, especially those people that make a difference in our everyday defending our county!

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

Although I have not had a lot of interaction with the volunteers because I volunteer from home when I have needed help with question I feel like I am a top priority to them.

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

Turn a lot of frowns upside down! Don't the men and women defending our country deserve a little piece of home to get them through this! They could probably branch out and do things for the soldiers once they are home also.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Herobox is amazing organization. They are truly committed to support the troops overseas. The entire orgnaizational support team is very passionate and devoted to thier cuase. This is a great orgnaization, thansk you for everything you do.

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

Change the world for our deployed troops

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have really enjoyed sending Heroboxes to the soldiers and I know this is something that they really need not just the items themselves, but the thought that someone is thinking of them and appreciates what they do. I would also like to get more information on the HEROS on the front end, because they often do not have then time to ever respond. On the sign up for HEROS, could you have them give more information. Try a checklist with questions and ideas...things like sizes, interests such as what type of books or DVD's they want, ask them to be specific.

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

Correspondence with soldiers.

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

Improve the registration process for HEROS.

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

Interaction with some of the soldiers I have sponsored.

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

very kind and grateful

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

Provide educational schlorships for the soldiers and their family members.

Ways to make it better...

I received more specific information from the heros about what they need and want upfront.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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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Rating: 3 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I enjoyed shopping for my hero. It would be helpful when assigning hero's if personal information was also given such as size and intersts. I have sent boxes with no response from my recipient and I am running out of ideas.

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

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

I feel it is a valuable service

Ways to make it better...

I had feedback from my recipient so I knew I was sending appropriate supplies

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I enjoyed buying and fixing the boxes for my HERO. It made me feel good. I did not hear from MY HERO so I don't know how he felt. I also asked for another HERO and did not get one. I was asked to help at an event but it was at night an I don't drive at night and it was a long distant from my house.

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

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

It made me feel good thinking that I was doing something to help someone that was takeing care of me.

Ways to make it better...

I had heard from my Hero to let me know what he needed or wanted.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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