Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
182 Reviews
1234.983525
| 1 2 34 |
Write A Review
October 29, 2013

more


1 previous review
October 30, 2012

I became aware of Operation Troop Appreciation when they relocated to Century III mall and began volunteering with them. I can't say enough about how dedicated and caring everyone is who works to mee... more

October 29, 2013

Operation Troop Appreciation is an organization that works tirelessly to go above and beyond to fullfill the needs and wish lists of troops on the front lines. Packages that are sent are not only custom tailored with the items that each unit specifically requests but also includes cards, letters and "surprise" items to raise the morale of our deployed troops. They do their best to make sure our gals and guys know those of us back home truly care and have not forgotton about their sacrifices to ensure that our country is safe. I couldn't be more proud to be a small cog in the wheel that helps to keep the boxes flowing to those that need it. Those involved with OTA truly care and are dedicated to our troops and ensure that they know it!!

More feedback...

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

October 30, 2012

I became aware of Operation Troop Appreciation when they relocated to Century III mall and began volunteering with them. I can't say enough about how dedicated and caring everyone is who works to meet the requests of the troops on the front lines. As a volunteer I have become more keenly aware of the many sacrifices our men and women and their families make fulfilling service commitments. They are the heroes that keep our nation safe and this all volunteer organization does its best to let the troops know that folks back home appreciate their efforts and have not forgotten about them. I find it very uplifting to know that our efforts bring joy to those that put their lives in harm's way for the folks back home. My thanks and prayers goes out not only to the troops and their families but all the wonderful people who support OTA.

More feedback...

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

October 11, 2012

more

October 11, 2012

We have a son in the Marines who was recently deployed in Afghanistan. We have heard, first hand, of the extreme hardships and need of our troops. I am proud to be a volunteer, helping our troops with whatever wishes they need fulfilled. It truly is a labor of love.

More feedback...

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

October 10, 2012

more

October 10, 2012

I have always respected our troops since I was a kid. My mother had us pray for them every night. When I had the chance to volunteer for OTA I was so happy I could give back something to them for their sacrifices, loyalty and commitment. I have listened to so many stories of courage , pain and blessings from them as they tour our facility. I am proud to be a volunteer for the greatest and most selfless military men and women in the world. I appreciate each and everyone of them. Carol

More feedback...

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

October 10, 2012

more

October 10, 2012

I have been a volunteer for OTA for a few years and can tell you that anyone who hears about our service is imprssed by all of the effort and love transmitted from an all volunteer organization.

More feedback...

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

October 9, 2012

more


1 previous review
February 25, 2011

I have just started volunteering with this organization recently and I can't say enough good things about it. While the government supplies the military with essential, needed items, deployments can ... more

October 9, 2012

Have volunteered or raised money on a number of occasions for OTA since 2010. The leaders of the group are some of the most selfless people in Pittsburgh I've ever met and they run this group not for personal gain, but because they have a belief deep down inside that what they are doing is the right thing. If more Americans took notice of organizations like OTA and gave their time to make the lives of others more comfortable, the US would be much better off.

More feedback...

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

February 25, 2011

I have just started volunteering with this organization recently and I can't say enough good things about it. While the government supplies the military with essential, needed items, deployments can still get very boring, lonely, or depressing without things that would be easily obtainable at home (one really cool thing OTA sent were blank Valentine cards for the troops to send home to their spouses/significant others; this was a great idea and made missing Valentine's Day a little more bearable for those who are separated from loved ones.)

The other great thing about the organization is that they use the money that is donated so efficiently. Ninety-eight cents of every dollar goes towards buying items for the troops or for shipping costs, which I think is fantastic.

The Great!

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

spending time at the mall helping pack boxes to send to the troops. It is comforting knowing that the troops are being thought of by the public and not forgotten, and this organization does that.

Ways to make it better...

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

help it to advertise more so that more people could learn about it and donate to it.

October 9, 2012

more

October 9, 2012

My son and I volunteer for OTA for about 4 years now. I started to volunteer because I wanted to show my son what a small act like packing a box full of ordinary items can make a difference in someone life. Also, that taking time out of our lives is more valuable than just writing a check. OTA just not help the troops that are deployed they change lives within their volunteers. Because of OTA I have been able to meet some wonderful people that I would not have before and be able to try things that I never thought possible. OTA has not only have helped 100,000 troops they help me feel like my son and I can make a difference.

Photos

The Great!

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

Seeing letters and soliders telling us how much the things means to them.

Ways to make it better...

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

More feedback...

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I would like more help with it but it is hard to find people that have the time to do it. The boardmembers and some key volunteers help when they can.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

To be able to speak to people, make new friends,

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

valued, empower,

September 29, 2012

more

September 29, 2012

My husband is about to go on his 4th deployment. OTA has been there not only for my husband but numerous men and women of our Armed Forces! Being an Army Wife they have let me volunteer my time to help these BRAVE forces. OTA sacrifices their time and hearts just to give our soldiers a little piece of home. Being a volunteer you realize how much effort goes into just one package. This is what it's all about! I have seen first hand on how much one care package goes a long way in keeping morale up and putting a smile on a soldier's face in such a gloomy place. From an Army wife...thank you OTA not only for doing this but giving me the pleasure to help the cause!

More feedback...

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

March 2, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
March 2, 2011

I have been a volunteer for OTA for 5 years now in the capacity of collecting donations for "wish list items" and signatures for holiday cards and thank you cards for our troops at various functions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have also donated DVD's, blankets, and toiletries to be packaged and sent to the troops. It has been such an inspiration talking to families that have someone overseas in the service, or have been there themselves and have received packages from OTA. They are so appreciative and can't thank you enough. The letters OTA has received from thankful recipients is overwhelming. Just to think how OTA has grown is remarkable in itself. I am so blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization.

The Great!

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

I've experienced the results of this organization in reading the many, many pictures, and letters of thankfulness and appreciation from troops that have received items. I have spoken with previous recipients during my volunteering that could not express how grateful they were for OTA. All the volunteers love what they do, and it gives me personal gratification.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would not change a thing about this organization. It is so well organized, and has wondertul leaders.

February 28, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I spent a saturday last fall, helping OTA of Pittsburg fill probably close to 2 tons of Christmas "Care Packages" to be sent to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The spirit and comraderie of the team and volunteers(myself) was congenial and uplifting. How could it not be? Such a worthwhile
and noble effort to honor our troops in war zones-away from their families, friends and the country they so proudly serve, was inspiring.
I will gladly give of my time, energy and resources to help in any way possible, to promote OTA and its mission in the future.


The Great!

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

Return letters and notes from service men and women who have received these "Care Packages"

Ways to make it better...

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

None required.

October 12, 2012

more


1 previous review
February 28, 2011

I have been involved with OTA since its inception in July of 2004. Although I live a distance from Pittsburgh, I visit a few times a year and have been involved in fundraising and packing items to se... more

October 12, 2012

I have been involved with and have known of this charity since its inception in 2004. Not once have I seen the enthusiasm and commitment of its officers, board and volunteers waiver. It's obvious all those connected with OTA have a deep appreciation for and support of our men and women in the military service. How many charities do we come across where never once does a dollar go into anyone's personal pocket for their efforts, but in fact goes directly to the cause the charity promotes? The respect and love shown for our military by those associated with OTA is contagious, spilling over profusely to anyone who comes in contact with them as they continue on their "mission" to show support for our troops, wherever they are. No request to OTA is too small, too insignificant or too much trouble. It's a testament to their dedication that even the seemingly most difficult request is fulfilled, sometimes by others who see OTA's determination and who help to open doors to make "wish lists" reality. This is a true grass roots organization who has had a great impact on the morale of over 100,000 troops since 2004. OTA is truly worthy of note and gets my 5-star vote without hesitation! I have been and will continue to make periodic contributions to further their fine work.

More feedback...

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?

2012

February 28, 2011

I have been involved with OTA since its inception in July of 2004. Although I live a distance from Pittsburgh, I visit a few times a year and have been involved in fundraising and packing items to send to our troops. I have seen the dedication of the volunteers and the efficiency with which they operate. At my place of business, I have OTA materials on display and have seen firsthand how requests generated from my office have been filled by OTA and I have personally received feedback from those on the receiving end. The inspiration for the creation of OTA is a story in itself, and the impact it has had on our servicemen and women is beyond measure.

The Great!

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

Customers or loved ones of customers who are serving in the military have been astounded over the years at the efficiency of this organization, how fully and timely requests are filled and how quickly packages arrive. I've seen how morale of those serving is boosted over and over again.

Ways to make it better...

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

I've seen firsthand since inception how this organization has continually improved on itself, and cannot honestly give any suggestions at this point.

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

Pack for up to 30 units of troops overseas.Speak to visitors about the great work we do!Start a collection drive for the troops!