JESSICA'S HOPE PROJECT

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews

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Location: 1779 Paloma Street Pasadena CA 91104 USA

Mission: Jessica’s Hope Project is a newly founded 501 c 3 non-profit organization that focuses on sending fitness-oriented care packages overseas to all branches to the military in many different parts of the world. It started with a simple email to the CEO of 24 Hour Fitness. We are now trying to raise money to cover the shipping of care packages overseas to our deployed military. The average deployed military individual loses 50 pounds of body weight per deployment (information from the United States Marine Corp). Our goal is to keep this from happening by providing protein bars, muscle milk and vitamin supplements to as many military individuals as possible to maintain their physical well being and mental sharpness. By doing so, we are increasing the odds of our military not only doing their physical and mental best as they fight for our country but also coming home to their families and loved ones in better shape than in the past wars when these products were not readily available.
Results: Total number of boxes shipped as of 5/4/13: 1429
Target demographics: our deserving deployed troops overseas
Programs: Fitness Care Packages Bam Bam's Feast
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Rating: 5 stars  

I tell everyone I know about Jessica's Hope Project! When my son was deployed to Iraq, she sent a package over to him and all the guys loved the stuff. What made me like this organization was that Jessica is so personable and said that my son's sister and brother could send some pictures or notes to her and she would send them with the package. It's truly a great thing that they do. I have a bunch of fellow Army moms that have also sent packages to their deployed sons or daughters also and my DIL even had a package sent to her brother also. Not only do the soldiers love the stuff, but it's good for them also. Keep up the good work!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent organization that has stuck with the troops through thick and thin. I, and hundreds others, have been supported and encouraged through Jessica's Hope Project for over three years and across two different continents.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jessica's Hope Project made a huge difference in the lives of our Soldiers. We were deployed to a very remote portion of Afghanistan and the care packages that we received from them gave the Soldiers the extra boost that they needed in their attempt to stay healthy and strong. I am now in Korea and their continued support and shown Soldiers that they are not forgotten not matter how far from home they may be.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jessica's Hope Project is well run and trustworthy. She works tirelessly on behalf of the military day in and day out and is always searching for new ways to improve her organization and increase the support she sends our troops. As a small, newer non-profit she makes a far greater impact in our community than many others I've seen and she should be commended. Long after others have forgotten the impact a package can make... she remembers!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fantastic group. I've seen their work and dedication and it's unmatched. I highly recommend this as a group to volunteer for and to support. Our troops need them... and we as the public need them to help where we fall short.

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

Through a friend who is receiving packages.

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

increase their budget/support they receive so that they could do more for our troops!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jessica Maddin makes a difference. People support our troops by liking "support our troops" posts on Facebook or posting placards on their wall. This is not support. Jessica put together an organization that sends substantial care packages for troops overseas. She sent several to my son when he deployed to Afghanistan. Also, she asked me for the address of my school friend's son so she could send him packages also. All this while finishing college and working for 24 HR Fitness. I cannot give a higher recommendation for Jessica Maddin and her organization, Jessica's Hope Project. I grew up believing in the idea that one person can make a difference. Jessica Maddin proves such is the case.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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We service members owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of Jessica's Hope Project. I just wanted to take a few moments to say thank you "ALL" for taking care of my entire TUAS Platoon and sections of my Company while we served in Iraq from September 2010 to September 2011. This nonprofit organization is truly committed to supporting our service members and strengthening our morale helping each of us to stay focused on our tasks. Our nation requires service members to serve without question to the very best of our abilities. I honestly believe that with the Soldiers I lead and the other service members I have spoken with ... that Jessica's Hope Project is making a difference for service members and setting examples for other organizations to follow. Each citizen who thanks a service member on the street, in an airport or where ever our paths meet thank me and my fellow service members for the missions we have done and currently doing, however they do not see the support of organizations like Jessica's Hope Project that are committed to the honest support and dedication to all of us that help in ways the citizens never saw behind the scenes. This is why I feel it is important to recognize this absolutely "on-track" organization ~Jessica's Hope Project. You all ... LEAD THE WAY!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jessica's Hope Project was excellent in supporting my Soldiers (Fighting Geese) while deployed to Operation New Dawn - Iraq 2010-2011. He Jessica's Hope Project helped improve Soldier morale and was able to give direct feedback on our facebook page (Fighting Geese) on a daily basis. Jessica would ask what more could she do for us to keep us supported. I think that Jessica's Hope Project has touched my entire unit and I am so proud to have Jessica's Hope Project as a friend and link to my facebook pages and would gladly pass-on that Jessica's Hope Project is really dedicated to helping the Armed Forces and Civilian Contractors that support the Soldiers while they serve their Nation. I want to say Thank You from the Bottom of our Hearts! Helping to keep the U.S. Army ~ Army Strong! Keep up the Great work!

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

Receiving items to pass along and share for Soldier Support to Iraq.

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

Continue to add organizations that could assist this project so the can continue to reach more Soldiers that are deployed.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

This Group Searched for our Group and we linked up in that manor.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I was able to see a dedicated group that focused on Soldier needs. It makes me feel appreciated while serving in a war where Americans are focused on other events in the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jessica's Hope Project is filling a great need for our deployed troops... healthy foods and nutritional supplements to better support the incredible physical demands place upon our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen. Moreover, Jessica’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious!

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  

I became acquainted with Jessica's Hope Project a year or two ago through a work contact. I've made donations and helped pack boxes - including more than 70 boxes just last week. Jessica's passion for providing healthy foods to our deployed service people seems to only be matched by the gratitude of the service people who receive boxes from her. I could spend hours reading the letters Jessica has gotten back from all over the world, which she shares on her website. They are inspiring and heart-warming, and clear evidence that Jessica's Hope Project is an effective and important non-profit. Please support Jessica's Hope Project!

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  

What Jessica does it inspiring, amazing, courageous and more importantly thoughtful. She has put her life behind Jessica's Hope Project and made a difference! I was so proud to be part of her packing party that she hosted at 24 Hour Fitness in May. My district team gathered "goodies" for the men/women in uniform over a couple of weeks and we brought it to our packing station. When I walked into the room I was overwhelmed with the energy of everyone in the room; we were ready to support Jessica and the troops! What I love the most about the event is that it's important to Jessica that there is not only protein bars, nuts, protein shakes, etc in each box but there is a special handwritten note to each soldier. She had us write our own notes but she also had collected notes from local school children as well. What a special touch. Thank you Jessica for your relentless and selfless work with Jessica's Hope Project! I was proud to support then and will be proud to support again and again!

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  

I am thankful that Jessica's Hope sent my husband Marcel a care package while he was deployed. It boosted his morale to know that others were thinking of him and supported him. It also gave him the energy he needed to complete his missions.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a recipient of care packages from Jessica's hope project while I was deployed to Afghanistan, I can personally attest to the impact it has on Marines. People send lots of different things to us in care packages but I always looked forward to Packages from Jessica's hope project. She always sent hard to get items that kept us strong and motivated. Items such as multivitamins, muscle milk and miscellaneous fitness items. It's hard to stay healthy in such an extreme environment, But Jessica's Hope Project made it possible! Her dedication and tireless effort has helped thousands of Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and sailors. Her organization is definitely a great candidate!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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