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OPERATION SHOEBOX
March 13, 2010

I moved to this community over 5 years ago and heard a volunteer speak about Operation Shoebox...from that moment on I knew that I wanted to help our troops through this selfless group. I'm the Inventory Manager, which means that Mary (our President) and myself make sure that there are always 9 to 10 items at our meeting place every week ready to be packed for our troops. I also coordinate and receive mailings that are contributed and mailed from all over the country. It is an honor and a priviledge to volunteer with this incredible group of people that want to let our troops know that they will "never be forgotten". We pack each bag that is sent with a piece of our heart!

The Great!

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

having deployed troops return home and visit us. They tell us how much they appreciated receiving our handmade bags and handmade Christmas Stockings that are filled with goodies, a handmade skull cap and a handwritten note.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to organize more committees so that our leaders could have more help.

More feedback

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

the joy I receive from knowing that I am making a contribution to our troops so that they know how much we appreciate their service to our Country.

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

incredibly efficient, terrific, giving and appreciative of our troops. I can't say enough about the volunteers as there aren't enough adjectives to describe the feeling of comraderie that one feels when we are together for our troops.

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

send to every man and woman that is deployed! Help the families of our military and our Wounded Warriors as they are making the largest sacrifice.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time helping where I'm needed.

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

raising enough funds for the mailing and shipping of the items to our troops.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Check inventory..bring supplies...check with team leaders...answer questions...help anywhere needed.

OPERATION SHOEBOX
March 10, 2010

I moved to this community over 5 years ago and heard a volunteer speak about Operation Shoebox...from that moment on I knew that I wanted to help our troops through this selfless group. I'm the Inventory Manager, which means that Mary (our President) and myself make sure that there are always 9 to 10 items at our meeting place every week ready to be packed for our troops. I also coordinate and receive mailings that are contributed and mailed from all over the country. It is an honor and a priviledge to volunteer with this incredible group of people that want to let our troops know that they will "never be forgotten". We pack each bag that is sent with a piece of our heart!

The Great!

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

by speaking with a military person that has returned from duty and having them personally thank our group as they received a package from Operation Shoebox when they were deployed.

Ways to make it better...

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

organize more committees

More feedback

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

working with the other volunteers and personally meeting so many military.

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

incredibly selfless and appreciated our troops and all they do to keep us safe.

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

send packages to every deployed serviceman and women

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to donate

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

raising funds for shipping to our deployed troops.

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

It has been a priviled to be a part of this organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I organized the weekly order by computer, receive questions from all over the country by e-mail, store items to be used at my home.