HOME FRONT HEARTS

Rating: 4.98 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 7 Laurie Dr E Brunswick NJ 08816 USA

Mission: The mission of Home Front Hearts is to serve the families that serve our country by: providing support and resources to the families of service members, increasing public awareness of the struggles and sacrifices of military families, and engaging both individuals and businesses in building communities that are responsive to the needs of these families.
Geographic areas served: nationwide
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-1661564
732-698-2389
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I've offered services to Home Front Hearts. Randi is wonderful and the mission is so critical. I have nothing but the highest praise!

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

Randi's flexibility and enthusiasm.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Randi and her family were gracious enough to come and speak to the teens of our parish Confirmation program. They spoke to them about what it's like to be a military family and the sacrifices that our men and women (and their families) make every day. They were warm, outgoing and very knowledgable. Randi's spirit for caring and giving far exceeds her family. She works hard each day to help spread the word about her organization and the ways they can best serve our country's finest.

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

our parish community.

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

they're down to earth, accessible and willing to help at any level and any time.

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

Randi and her family. Generous in spirit!

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

help the men and women that serve our country, and their families, that are so often forgotten are in SO much need. They serve our country bravely and faithfully and over looked far too many timees. They would help those that know what it is to sacrifice

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The power and worth of any organization stems from the authentic values underneath. By this measure, HFH stands very tall indeed. With her husband on the front lines in Afghanistan, Randi Cairns experienced firsthand the challenges on the home front. Caring for children, keeping a one-adult household afloat, and making ends meet, Randi found the compassion and strength to build an organization to serve others like her.

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

This is a learning organization, always dedicated to improvement.

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

Find a way for its chief executive to dedicate herself to it full time, and get 2-3 great full-time lieutenants as well.

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

Seeing the incredible dedication of its leader, Randi Cairns.

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

Committed, tireless, driven.

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

Make an enormous difference in an area where we have an unforgivable void in this country: care and resources for military families.

Ways to make it better...

This organization has more resources so that they could increase their important work.

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

Resources, and awareness in this country - which begs the question: how could there not be awareness when we are (still) fighting two wars abroad?

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

Please consider going to www.homefronthearts.org and giving a gift of any size. Families on the Home Front need and deserve your help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As President of the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes, I have had the opportunity to have the members help The St. Bartholomew Columbiettes are a church oriented organization that provides aid to charitable organizations in the community. We have been providing help for over 11 years and our experience with Home Front Hearts was very rewarding to our members. We felt like we had made a difference in the lives of several military families especially around the holidays.

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

that a donation of any amount is appreciated and certainly put to good use. We feel so proud to be able to help those who have put their lives on hold in order to protect us and our country.

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

definitely change the lives of so many military families. We need to acknowledge the sacrifices that our military personnel make in order to keep our country safe and secure by helping the families that they leave behind.

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  

7 people found this review helpful

Randi gets the top rating for her compassion and committment to the military and their families in NJ and beyond. Home Front Hearts is a great organization.

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

all very dedicated, innovative and caring!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Randi and HomeFront Hearts goes above and beyond what anyone would ever expect in her treatment and caring of veterans, military and their families. If there is any way the organization can assist those who need them, HFH will be there. The organization got the community involved and caring - it collected clothing, schoolo supplies and more to send over to Afghanistan. HFH made the Christmas/Hannukah holidays special for a number of military families.

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

Full of caring, love and heart for the military and their family members.

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

Rule the World! Really, it would be helping virtually every veteran, member of the military and family member in the US that it could reach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

In my current position, I encounter, on a daily basis, many organizations claiming to, "walk-the-walk-and-talk-the-talk." However, as a professional in the field, of ensuring the needs of veterans and their respective families, I find some come-up short. Home Front Hearts, I find to be truly sincere. If you haven't met the folks, from this organization, you're at a tremendous loss, to truly understand, the real meaning of caring. I salute the folks at Home Front Hearts, for their significant efforts. I feel comfortable knowing, there are folks like Randi and her staff, still walking the planet. I've spent over 40 years in a military uniform, and am a vietnam veteran. I guess, I am slightly qualified in my assessment, of this dynamic organization of, HOME-FRONT-HEARTS....

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

The caring individuals

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

superb

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

Change the way veterans and their families are cared for, in New Jersey.

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  

4 people found this review helpful

I work at a nursery school in NJ and we wanted to do something for a military family during this past holiday season. I checked on my computer to see who we could help. I found Home Front Hearts and it seemed like the perfect choice. It was exactly what we were looking for. I contacted Ronnie Cairns and asked how and what we could do to help one or more of these military families. She responded with several suggestions and we decided to go with purchasing items for a family of her choice. The families connected with our school responded with "open hearts". We were able to purchase toys, bedding, shoes and a computer. We were also able to make two truck payments and one mortgage payment. We were truly honored to do this. It was such a positive experience for all the children who attend our school. They helped gather and sort all the items and pack and ship them off. I must say that everyone connected and involved with this non-profit organization are wonderful, caring people. We hope to do this again this year.

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

Very helpful and experienced.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been witness to the dedicated and committed efforts of the Founder/Exective Director in forming this much needed organization. By serving and supporting the families that serve on behalf of all our citizens, greater communiies are forged in the process.

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

If this organization had 10 milllion dollars it could expand the provision of comprehensive services to a national level to better address the comprehensive needs of military families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Home Front Hearts is an organization that truly inspires. This nonprofit has such a clear mission to serve the most deserving and underappreciated "members" of our military - the families left at home. I witnessed first hand the dedication of the staff and their "whatever it takes to get the job done" work ethics. I had a front row seat to the beginnings of Home Front Hearts when the Director was herself managing a family left at home while her husband served our country. The fact that this nonprofit could be born during the time of her own personal needs demonstrates the ambition and drive that carries through this entire organization. If you want to help you should reach out to Home Front Hearts and if you need help you should reach out to Home Front Hearts. You won't be disappointed.

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

make sure that not a single military family had to do without or worry about a thing while their loved one was serving our country.

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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