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PACKAGES FROM HOME

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Named Trusts, Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of Packages From Home is to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty theaters around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans.

Results: Since 2004 Packages From Home has ​ shipped 115,000 care packages overseas shipped 282,000 lbs of bulk food, hygiene & recreation items overseas provided transitioning, at-risk, and homeless veterans with 65,633 lbs of food, hygiene & recreation items served over 575,000 individual service members ​ Packages From Home takes pride in serving so many deserving troops, however, it is important to aid as many currently deployed service members as possible, so our work is really never done. As long as our troops are serving in countries outside of the United States, Packages From Home will be there to support them.

Target demographics: the brave men and women of America's armed forces

Geographic areas served: locally, nationally, and globally

Programs: To provide food, personal care, and recreational items to deployedamerican troops, at no cost to them. In 2014, we averaged 602 packages a month being shipped to our heroes. We collect donated items from generous patriotic citizens who live all across america. These items include non-perishable food, personal toiletries, and recreational items. Our staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations into u. S. Post office flat-rate priority mail boxes. The boxes are mailed to u. S. Servicemen and women deployed overseas in harm's way. Monetary donations go towards mailing costs and/or purchasing of special items to send to the troops.

packages from home will not waiver in our support of those currently serving, or those who have served. We are building on our current mission to assist our service members with needs they may have as they return home. Pfh has teamed up with carl hayden va hospital supporting their health care for the homeless vet program. We gather needed items and give them 80 care packages every month. Pfh participated in the 2014 arizona standown, we provided 1,200 care packages to homeless vets at this event.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

YOU GUYS ARE GREAT ..DOING THIS FOR THE VETS AND OUR MEN TAKING CARE OF OUR COUNTRY..THANK YOU..

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received care packages from Packages From Home while I was deployed to Iraq in 2006. They were thoughtfully packed, had the best brand name items from back home. Their impact was immeasurable. Keep up the good work everyone!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with Packages From Home. I think it’s great that all ages can work together to help our deployed troops. The staff is so kind, positive, and inspiring. They truly make me want to help our deployed men and women. I look forward to every event that I can attend. They do so much for our troops.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that we have volunteered with for many years. It has always been a very pleasant experience and I am always excited to volunteer again. Their events are well organized and the people running them are very sweet and helpful. I would recommend this organization to anyone in need of service hours or people who just wish to find a place to volunteer as a family, school, or community. They have a great mission that I am honored to participate in, and hope to encourage others to do the same.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Packages From Home is an amazing organization impacting our community and supporting our troops. Through fun and purposeful packing events, PFH raises awareness of the needs of our heroes while inspiring all ages to make a difference. We have volunteered with PFH for many years and each experience is rewarding. The entire staff is positive, energetic and willing to share stories of how these packages are appreciated by our heroes. PFH is also making a difference for the veterans in our community. This organization demonstrates a heart and passion for supporting our troops and veterans. We enjoy volunteering with Packages From Home and look forward to every event. Thank you PFH for inspiring all of us to help our heroes!

Donor

Rating: 5

A clear mission, a nimble, caring and experienced team and the communications skills to convey all. They are as good as a non-profit gets

JillDirks

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Packages From Home is an incredible nonprofit. Their commitment to supporting our veterans and active duty military personnel is making a difference in the lives of our heroes! They're also making a difference in the lives of those who volunteer for them. Their top notch packing party experience is uplifting and impactful. These parties are great for everything from corporate team building to church service projects. Participate with Packages From Home and support their mission. You will not only change the life of a hero, you'll change your own.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Packages from Home for more that 8 years and am proud to see that a very high percentage of all donations go directly to the troops.
Everyone works hard and has fun packing boxes and doing any of the needed tasks.

1 Nicole Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Packages from home is by far my favorite place to volunteer! The energy in the entire place is amazing and they do a great job at making you feel welcome & sharing how you are helping make a difference!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered with Packages From Home a couple of times, and they are wonderful. Easy to work with, organized, and informed. Probably the most impactful part of their facility is their memory wall, which is papered with hundreds of thousands of thank you notes, pictures, and momentos that servicemen and women and their families have sent to them. It makes you realize how impactful their work is!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has sent care packages to many of my friends and family across several military branches. My deployed loved ones were so appreciative and so was I. Love what PFH does for our heroes!