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Review for Operation Care Pckage, Inc., Joliet, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for Operation Care Package for 10 years and I can sum it up by saying THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Debbie Smothers, founder is the most positive & caring person. She has sent care packages to my closest friends while they were deployed & all the members of their units. She even sent a computer to a close friend when his broke down! Recently one of my friend's unit lost everything during a firefight, and she sent over 30 large boxes of supplies to help them out. Her efforts helping my friends & countless others has touched me in a way that words cannot express.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would hope that they could get a larger building & more donations. They would be able to do even more & would!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing - it has been 100% pleasure volunteering for them, and my most rewarding experience.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

OH YES!! Absolutely! When I first offered to do the website, it was out of necessity and I had only the most basic knowledge of html, graphics, etc. It has been so rewarding to me, because over the years I have learned so much while trying new things for the website. Not to mention, people who I've never met who I consider "best friends"!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This has been and continues to be probably the best and most rewarding experience of my life!

Role:  Volunteer & Initially, I sent cards, letters and items for the care packages, but have been volunteering handling the website, graphics, slideshows, some videos, etc.