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Jessica's Hope Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Jessica’s Hope Project is a newly founded 501 c 3 non-profit organization that focuses on sending fitness-oriented care packages overseas to all branches to the military in many different parts of the world. It started with a simple email to the CEO of 24 Hour Fitness. We are now trying to raise money to cover the shipping of care packages overseas to our deployed military. The average deployed military individual loses 50 pounds of body weight per deployment (information from the United States Marine Corp). Our goal is to keep this from happening by providing protein bars, muscle milk and vitamin supplements to as many military individuals as possible to maintain their physical well being and mental sharpness. By doing so, we are increasing the odds of our military not only doing their physical and mental best as they fight for our country but also coming home to their families and loved ones in better shape than in the past wars when these products were not readily available.

Results: Total number of boxes shipped as of 5/4/13: 1429

Target demographics: our deserving deployed troops overseas

Programs: Fitness Care Packages Bam Bam's Feast

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nae T.


Rating: 5

I've known Jessica since she was 14 years old, and she has always been the kind of person to give back to her community without expecting anything in return. When she told me about her non profit and her plans, I knew it would grow into something amazing because of the dedication and devotion she has to doing great things for others. She has helped so many of our troops over sea's to keep fit, stay strong, and remember that there are so many of us back here in the states that love and support them besides their family and friends. The amount of time, effort, and love she puts into this project is inspiring, and there isn't a day that goes by that she hasn't touched someones life and heart because of this non profit. Whether it's $12 donated, products, time, or letters, it's easy to donate and she ensures that our troops get a package filled with love, fitness, and nutrition. Definitely the best non profit I've ever taken part of!

Will D.


Rating: 5

Jessica Maddin makes a difference. People support our troops by liking "support our troops" posts on Facebook or posting placards on their wall. This is not support. Jessica put together an organization that sends substantial care packages for troops overseas. She sent several to my son when he deployed to Afghanistan. Also, she asked me for the address of my school friend's son so she could send him packages also. All this while finishing college and working for 24 HR Fitness. I cannot give a higher recommendation for Jessica Maddin and her organization, Jessica's Hope Project. I grew up believing in the idea that one person can make a difference. Jessica Maddin proves such is the case.

Rebel M.


Rating: 5

Jessica's Hope does wonderful things for our military. We cannot show enough support for the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedoms here at home. Not only that, but when a group I am involved with needed some help, Jessica stepped in and offered her services. She is truly a very caring and giving person and deserves to win so she can continue her very important mission!



Rating: 5

This charity's role is to make sure than no American who serves abroad ever feels alone or that no one cares. So much thought goes into each package! This organization turns the words "support our troops" into actions that directly benefit those who serve us.