OPERATION TRIBUTE

Rating: 4.75 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: PO Box 699 Gorham ME 04038 USA

Mission: Our mission is to pay tribute to the children of military families for the bravery and sacrifice that they exhibit every day.  Operation Tribute acknowledges the sacrifices being made by the children of all military families living in New England, New York and New Jersey including the Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Army, Navy , Air Force and Marines by offering them a gift during the most special time of the year - the holidays.
Results: In 2009, Operation Tribute distributed over 25,000 gifts throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. No child that registered for the program was refused a gift.
Target demographics: Children of military families living in New England, New York or New Jersey.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 25,000
Geographic areas served: New England, New York and New Jersey
Programs: Operation Tribute acknowledges the sacrifices being made by the children of all military families living in New England, New York and New Jersey including the Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Army, Navy , Air Force and Marines by offering them a holiday gift. At the request of a member of a military family, Operation Tribute will provide an age and gender-appropriate gift to each child registered ranging from newborn to age 16. Although our goal is to provide each child a holiday gift, they will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and requests will be filled based upon the amount of funding that is raised in each state. The holiday gift provided will be a top-quality product from a major manufacturer (Mattel, Hasbro, Matchbox, etc.).
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Operation Tribute is a great group of volunteers who bring joy to the children of military families every year at Christmas. It's been an honor to be associated with such a fine group of patriots.

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

the enthusiasm and pride it generates among donors, knowing that it's a small way to say "thank you' to the families of our troops.

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

very focused on the meaning of their work: bring joy to the children of those serving their country.

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

have an organization in all 50 states.

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

Fine charity, fine people, a worthy cause. The feedback from the military families honored is truly moving. My highest compliments!

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

take the program national

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This is a great program. I am a volunteer and am extremely proud of my time spent with this organization.

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

the joy provided to the children of military families.

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

more rapidly expand nationally.

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  

8 people found this review helpful

The children of military families live their daily lives with the anxiety of either having a parent deployed or returning home on any given day and being told that their parent(s) are being deployed. Operation Tribute is an organization that clearly understands and works diligently to show support for these children during one of the most difficult times of the year - the holidays. The level of generosity and professionalism of this organization is unmatched. In this day when so-called not-for-profit groups retain 20-40% of every dollar for administrative fees, Operation Tribute boasts that over 97% of all monies raised go directly to the gift with an all-volunteer organization!

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

the incredible effort that is required for this program to occur and the amazing attitude of its founder and volunteers.

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

expand the program throughout the United States. Certainly EVERY child of our military deserves to be recognized and rewarded for their patriotism and service to our country. If anyone out there has the money this is the organization that can produce!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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 assisted the organization with the wrapping of presents prior to the holiday season. The gifts were given according to age and gender, and then wrapped in festive packaging to celebrate the season.

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

...the level of care and generosity that is wrapped in each of their packages. It is easy to tell that this organization is truly dedicated to making the children of military families feel special throughout the holiday season.

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

...

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

expand their charitable presence to the entire country, making all children able to benefit from this amazing program.

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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