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Move America Forward

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed. Our principal mission today is to provide military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world. While there are many admirable groups supporting our veterans, we are one of the few organizations left supporting active duty troops deployed to the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world where are troops are in harm’s way. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our Military and demonstrate affirmatively our appreciation and admiration for their service to America.

Results: MAF has sent over 345 tons of care packages to deployed troops and continues to this day

Target demographics: Combat Deployed U.S. Military Service Members

Direct beneficiaries per year: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force

Geographic areas served: Afghanistan, Iraq and any other place we have combat deployed troops

Programs: Military Troop and K9 Care Packages: We send care packages full of the most requested items our troops want with personal messages of support to remind them they are not forgotten by the American people. This enables us to send care packages filled with Gourmet Coffee, Premium Beef Jerky, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Flavored Gatorade, Mixed Nuts/Trail Mix bags, Baby Wipes and many other items our combat troops cannot get where they are. Enclosed with each care package are messages of support from the sponsor, letting them hear the personal feelings of appreciation from the American people. Each box is hand packed by our volunteers and may contain special seasonal items for the current holiday. K9 Care Packages also include eye-protecting “Doggles” & KONG Classic dog toys.

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143 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello : )I just wanted to say thank you very, very much for the care package that I received! It was full of delicious and useful items. I am stationed in Afghanistan and it is very dry here and the water is not being kind to me and many of my fellow deployed Airmen. The inspirational booklet from guideposts and the notes from the wonderful people who helped put my care package together mean so much that I cannot find the words to express my gratitude ! : ) May God bless all of you.Thank you,MSgt D.C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Move America Forward helping with packing care packages. Which, I've gotta be honest their system - very efficient. If you have special request to send service member who you know Move America Forward will send individual care packages too. All you need is a name and address, bomb care package delivered! I enjoyed learning and working with the outreach director whose passion to support others is second to none.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Move America Forward provides care packages that are both practical in providing often-requested and high quality products and also thoughtful in containing personalized messages from donors and reflecting timely themes.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am honored to be able to send packages to the troops that ease any discomfort they might have in protecting us.
Thank you to all the volunteers who send the packages to the troops.

I love getting letters of thanks from the troops.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm picky about my charities and they do what they say and help our Troops!! Know my $$ go where they are needed.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very appreciative of Move America Forward. I have only to write a check and I know that our military will be remembered with care packages from home. I have received notes of thanks from the recipients and their gratitude is overwhelming. Thank you Move America Forward for all that you do.

Donor

Rating: 5

Always Top-Rated! Wonderful Support for our Armed Forces Members, the K-9 units and all their loved ones! Highly recommended! Fun Snacks, Helpful Toiletries to lighten the moment or day of a courageous, dedicated, always working Service Member. A small way we can all show our support and appreciation of all the military does for u. God Bless them and their families!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great charity/organization. I have been donating care packages to the troops overseas through Move America Forward for a while now. It's been gratifying to know I can help in a small way, to boost moral for our service men and women, with the care packages put together by the volunteers at MFA. They do a great job. Surprisingly, though I never expected them, I've received cards and letters from some of the service members thanking me personally for the packages and how much they mean to them and especially to service members who don't have anyone to send them packages or letters from home. It heartens them to know people they don't know, care about them. Move America Forward makes that all possible.

Donor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward is focused on bringing a little joy into the daily lives of those serving in the military. They have an excellent track record of finding and fulfilling needs that would otherwise go ignored. It is a great organization.

Dennis T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the best to get a touch of home
MSGT Ret. Thuringer

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was very nice receiving care packages from the move america foward foundation. It meant so much to us while being stationed while out in the middle east. The packages had so much to offer, like sweets, coffee in the bunches that taste so good. Also the literature and other added in items such as toiletries help out alot too. We also love reading the letters and cards that come with each one, lets us know there is many folks out there that truly care about us. I greatly recommend this foundation, and would like to thank those who supported this operation.

incliner

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These guys work tirelessly to make a difference for our young men and women who are giving up so much to serve us, risking life and limb for our freedom. I have the utmost respect for the brave ones who sacrifice so much on our behalf and for the people at Move America Forward who strive to bring some sort of comfort and joy into their lives.

God bless all of you.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Move America Forward is doing a wonderful good deed for our service men and women and I can't express how much this means to me as a donor. These young men and women are putting their lives on the line for us in miserable conditions and yet, they don't have the bare essentials of hygiene and personal care.

The packages sent over to them are the very least we, as those being protected, can do to make their lives just a little bit more comfortable. I urge everyone to get involved in this program to send care packages of food and essential hygiene items to these wonderful people.

Do it right now while you're on the page, it will mean so much for such a small contribution on your part. God Bless America! and God Bless Our Armed Forces!

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MoveAmericaForward 03/09/2017

Thank you so much for supporting our troops! Nothing would be possible without your support! THANKYOU!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your package! The Girl Scout cookies, skin lotion, coffee, socks, and all else are very, very appreciated!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am thrilled that when I have some spare money that there is somewhere to turn to, to be able to reach out and pass along a huge Thank You to our Men and Women that serve us so well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to say thank you so much from our team in Qatar! We received a care package for our each team member and we all can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your time and support! We are very grateful for any and every item we receive! It really means so much when we are all away from our families--especially during the holiday timeframe. Even just the littlest things -- taking the time to say thank you and let us know you support and care for us makes our day! We all really enjoyed the candy, toiletry items, protein bars, any snacks really!!! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support! - Rachel Wood

Donor

Rating: 5

Let's admit it -- not many of us are qualified to be "warriors." I appreciate those men & women who are willing to serve in the US military. My hope & prayer is that they have all the support they need to get-the-job-done & that they will come home unscathed in body & mind, so they can enjoy the American way of life they have defended. When I send a "care package" to a warrior, it is a small thing to do to express my appreciation -- especially since Move America Forward does the actual work. All I have to do is stretch my budget a bit to make a contribution toward goods and/or postage. Thanks, Move America Forward -- you are good people!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Every year -- especially at Christmas -- I think about how great it would be to participate in getting "care packages" delivered to our troops who are serving on duty away from home. Recently, I heard "Troopathon.org" mentioned by a respected radio host. I wasn't familiar with that organization, but I searched on-line and discovered "Move America Forward." I am so glad I found them! Navigating their website was easy, and though I am not a wealthy person, I found a level of contribution I could afford. It gives me great pleasure to fund a care package that others will assemble and deliver. The website provides much information -- even listing possible items that will be included in the care packages. I am thankful for everyone at Move America Forward, who makes it possible for me to participate in such a worthy cause.

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MoveAmericaForward 08/22/2016

Thank you so MUCH Alice, We are honored to welcome you on our team and can't thank you enough for making a sacrifice for those who sacrifice so much for us! If you ever need anything from us please just let us know, As a new supporter, you shoudl know that you will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year and another courtesy during tax season, also if you ever run into anyone that needs support or want to support the program please direct them our way! Thank you again for helping us support our heroes!! VR/ Scott Raab USN OEF/OIF Outreach Director | Move America Forward W (916) 441-6197 | F (916) 441-6057 | C (916) 583-8321 8795 Folsom Blvd., Suite 103 Sacramento, CA 95826 www.MoveAmericaForward.org

Donor

Rating: 5

The question should be: Why wouldn't any patriotic American support the troops and their canine co-warriors? You folks provide that extra comfort that our underpaid troops should be receiving from the government=American taxpayers instead of funding illegal immigrants and terrorist refugees. My father served aboard a carrier in the Pacific Theater during WW II. I fully support our military including the canines who sacrifice so much to keep our Republic safe. G-d bless them and their families and your non-profit for your service and sacrifice.

Donor

Rating: 5

I hope this charity is not a scam. I always worry about that.
If it is straight it looks like a great idea. I have given to it a couple times before.
My God Bless all involved and particularly the solders!
Carl Barzilauskas

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome way to show our concern for soldiers that are lonely on the battlefields.
Please help out, contribute!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Hello, We just wanted to thank you for all the care packages that were sent to my Troops. We appreciate every item in the boxes that were sent. The Soldiers were really happy to receive the Care packages! Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great way to let our troops know that they're not forgotten. Supported and sponsored by great Americans.