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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The mission of Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers Inc., also known as J.O.S.H., is to increase the morale of deployed US service members from all branches of the military. We support our troops by preparing and shipping care packages consisting of snacks or hygiene products. We want our heroes to know we stand with them and they have not been forgotten.

Results: To date, we have shipped approximately 50,000 pounds of food and hygiene items to locations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Horn of Africa, and many other locations where our troops have limited or no access to a PX.

Target demographics: Support US troops who are deployed to combat zones.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 1,000 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen or Guardsmen.

Geographic areas served: We are located in Lake Mary, FL, but support troops who are deployed from all over the United States.

Programs: We support our troops by preparing and shipping care packages consisting of snacks or name brand hygiene products. We want to increase their morale by letting our heroes know we stand with them and they have not been forgotten. We specifically like to support U.S. service members who do not have access to a PX and those who might not otherwise receive mail from home

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just received 2 boxes of care packages today and really appreciate it!! BIG SMILES OVER HERE! : )

We are a small location that does not have and get a lot of amenities like the other bigger bases.
Just know that we will definitely enjoy all the good stuff that was packed in here with some of the items donated by Ms. Tolbert and Ms. Dukette's 7th grade students at Creekside Middle School and employees from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Lake Mary, FL. ... BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!

It feels like a holiday over here whenever we get love and attention from all of you good folks back home!
You are amazing and thank you all for your enduring support!!
-Camp Stevenson Military Service Member

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization many times over the past four years. The items they ship exceeded my expectations . I thought they would be shipping things they could pick up at the dollar store or hotel samples. When I mentioned this to the founder, she said she would not ship anything to our troops that she and her family would not use themselves. I have watched the organization grow, but they are still committed to shipping only the best care packages they can possible send.

Client Served

Rating: 5

J.O.S.H. is amazing! I am currently deployed with a relatively small CSH and we received great care packages with items specifically geared toward women soldiers. I and the many other ladies in my unit definitely appreciated the high quality packages and feminine products that can be difficult to come by while deployed. The hand written notes and letters of support included definitely make the time away from home that much easier. We thank you for all your support for the troops!! You all ROCK!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

JOSH is such a wonderful organization! Kathy Hewitt puts her blood sweat and tears into packing each and every box that gets sent out to our service men and women!

Magi A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with JOSH almost since it's conception. It's a wonderful organization and having met some of the soldiers who have returned and reading their "Thank You" emails, you understand how much JOSH means to the soldiers.

AMGilbert

Donor

Rating: 5

My family has been financial supporters of J.O.S.H. since day one. So very proud of all they do to support our troops. Kathy Hewitt, the organizer, shows so much compassion for all the deployed troops and the volunteers are priceless. They sent care packages to my nephew while he was deployed and they were very much appreciated. They stand behind our troops!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated to this wonderful organization since it first originated. They send a little bit of home to our deployed soldiers who are stationed in the remote areas. They bring joy, support, and encouragement to our brave service men and women when they need it the most. To see the smiles in the pictures and read their thank you emails make us realize our donations to J.O.S.H. are priceless. We will continue to support J.O.S.H. in their efforts until all our soldiers are back home.

Mary406

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with and donated to this worthwhile organization. It is so important that our men and women fighting overseas are appreciated and reminded that those at home appreciate their sacrifice. J.O.S.H. is an organization that does just that.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The heartfelt thanks from our soldiers about the "piece of home" with the care products J.O.S.H. provides is so rewarding. Kathy and her team of volunteers definitely are a moral booster for the men and women who are so far away.

Belinda K.

Donor

Rating: 5

JOSH has supported my son through three deployments in the past six years. JOSH is a very important organization that provides support and encouragement to soldiers deployed all over the world. I can't thank them enough for everything they do!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

JOSH, is an organization that has supported my son & his troops during two deployments with many, many care packages...JOSH is an amazing organization that I'm proud to be a part of.

1 Jennifer540

Donor

Rating: 5

I've came to know J.O.S.H. almost by accident but trust me, it's been anything but an accident. I am happy to be able to help such a wonderful organization that selflessly gives so much to so many they will never meet, all so those serving our country know they are special and not forgotten. For many service members who receive packages it is the only mail they get, they may be lonely and they may be feeling depressed. These care packages help change all that.

J.O.S.H. has made a huge difference in many lives,
Including people close to me. As a military mom, I am feel grateful to know there are people who care so much about people (like my sons, nephew, etc...) and want to bring some joy to their lives in some of the most challenging times of their lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to be familiar with JOSH when my nephew went to "the sandbox". Not only was I able to get him added to the list but Kathy took the time to find out his interests so she could try to tailor his box to what would really make him feel special and remembered. Many times these packages are all that keeps put deployed service members going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in JOSH packing parties and look forward to many more. It is with pride that we fill those boxes just as full as we can . Just our Soldiers Helpers, J.O.S.H. is a great non profit that your donation will pay it forward for our military who are deployed in very remote areas. They are protecting all citizens of these great United States. These boxes are filled with Love, high quality snack foods and top shelf hygiene products that greatly boost moral of our troops. Their letters send thanks and appreciation for not being forgotten.