I recently started working with HeroBox and they have a mission to provide great support for deployed service members and are continuing to expand opportunities to assist Veterans who are in need. Custom care packages and letters of gratitude sent to deployed service members is still the main focus. With the help of The Home Depot Foundation, 2016 was closed out with a shipment of 2,000 care packages to deployed heroes.
I was able to get an inside glimpse of this non-profit at a volunteer event. The work they are doing for not only current service members, but veterans is amazing. HeroBox is currently vamping up their program geared towards homeless veterans. They will be providing care packages to recently homed, former homeless, veterans. What an amazing idea! They were preparing boxes full of towels, pillows, kitchenware and more.
Recently became aware of Herobox INC. Sounded like a very worthy cause for my fellow servicemen and women. I made three donations included a stamped, self addressed, envelope and asked for a response if anyone received a Herobox.
It has been nearly 4 months and no responses recieved.
My company sponsored a troop last year as a Christmas social event/opportunity to give back to our troops overseas. I was able to contact our troop representative on many occasions and he was even able to send some photos after a while. We received great feedback and intend on sponsoring another troop again this year!
I agree with previous comment. I just sent a check for their Christmas campaign and decided to check them out, thinking I might like to join and adopt a service member. After observing these comments and realizing most were written in 2010, I'm curious as to why there aren't more recent ones. Also, they don't seem to be listed at all on Charity Watch or Charity Navigator. I love to help those in need, especially our military personnel, but hate being scammed. So please, say something to reassure us. My heart wants to believe in you, but my gut says be careful.
Contributor alert: 29% of their expenses is fund raising and 14% is administrative costs. So if you give $100, $43 goes to them.
Thank you for your feedback Kathy. HeroBox is not a volunteer only effort that supports a few service members. We’re a national organization that supports tens of thousands of heroes each year. This level of impact requires a certain amount of fundraising and administrative overhead that enables us to continue supporting our heroes. Thank you for supporting the troops.
Thank you for your feedback. HeroBox is not a volunteer only effort that supports a few service members. We’re a national organization that supports tens of thousands of heroes each year. This type of impact requires a certain level of fundraising and administrative overhead that enables us to continue supporting our heroes.
I just signed up to send packages to a deployed military person. I sent him an email to ask more specifics of things he wanted. Not knowing if I would hear back or not. I got a response within 30 minutes. I'm very excited to send him a package with the items he wants!
Being involved with HeroBox.org has been one of the most rewarding experiences to date. I have been paired with 3 different Heroes and each experience has been unique and rewarding. What was supposed to have been me sending out a care package monthly, based on their needs/wants, has evolved into friendships and "pen pals", if you will. I was lucky enough to hear from each of my heroes on a regular basis, whether it be through letters, emails or instant messaging. Knowing first hand the difference I have been able to make while they were deployed is a feeling that you just can't put into words. Of course, i will need to find a way as I will be meeting one of my heroes in person later this year. Thank you HeroBox for affording me this opportunity to help those who give so much of themselves to a nation that will never fully understand exactly what these selfless men and women go through to keep us safe!
I was looking for a non profit to help where I could do the most good. Hero Box caught my attention, especially since I have family in the military that was serving overseas at the time. They paired me with a very nice soldier and some of my co-workers and I got together and filled the boxes for him. He did email me and expressed his appreciation for what he received. I was happy that we could send him a little bit of home. This is a great cause!!!
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