Public, Society Benefit

MARINEPARENTS COM INC

  • Columbia, MO
  • http://www.marineparents.com

Mission Statement

Marine Parents provides support, information, and services for Marinesand their families, and encourages troop support through community awareness programs.  By providing personal, web-based, and community resources, Marine Parents unites the extended Marine Corps family andenhances their support system before, during, and after their loved one’s service.  Families educating, emotionally supporting, and encouraging one another daily are able to lead more mentally and emotionally balanced lives, empowering them to focus on supporting their Marine.  Together we can give strength to those who protect freedom by assuring no family goes without support.

Main Programs

  1. The Care Package Project
  2. Purple Heart Hero Support
  3. Operation Prayers and Letters
  4. MarineParents.com

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

ruling year

2006

chief executive for fy 2003

Tracy Della Vecchia

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

Marine, Marine Corps, Marine Parents, Marine Mom, Marine Dad, Care Package, Injured Marine, Injured Soldier, Combat support, Purple Heart, Deployment, USMC

Self-reported by organization

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

EIN

20-2294408

Physical Address

3208 LeMone Industrial Blvd Ste. B

Columbia, 65201

Also Known As

Marine Parents

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

As of February 2013, Marine Parents has sent more than 35,000 care packages to Marines and military personnel in combat zones, mailed more than 80,000 cards and letters from people all across America to injured troops, and served more than 27,000 meals to to injured Marines, service members, and their families at military medical facilities on the east and west coast. 
Team Marine Parents has raised over $64,000 to support the various outreach programs of the Marine Parents organization.  Our volunteers answer a weekly average of over 1,600 support requests through message boards, chat rooms, live online support, emails, and telephone calls.  The organization has over 700 outreach volunteers representing 36 states working to provide services and information for Marines and their families.

 

Marine Parents is currently working to expand Purple Heart Hero Support, an outreach program designed to aid Purple Heart service men and women and their families, to two additional hospitals with hopes of eventually taking the program international by providing services in Germany.  As more troops return home, the need for Combat Recovery aid increases, and Marine Parents is working to provide more information on PTSD, TBI, and combat recovery in general.  The organization is also creating new programs and web services designed assist families through combat recovery such as online chats with specialists and private forums for families to come together and express their concerns.  With the war in Afghanistan continuing, Marine Parents is always fundraising to make sure that troops overseas are receiving necessities and touches of home through the Care Package Project.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Self-reported by organization

Program 1

The Care Package Project

Send care packages to individual Marines and other service members in overseas combat zones four times each year.

Category

Military & Veterans

Budget

$270,200.00

Population Served

Military/Veterans

None

None

Program 2

Purple Heart Hero Support

Purple Heart Hero Support™ provides Purple Heart families with personal, web-based, and community resources designed to guide individuals and families on the road to recovery after a Marine or other service member is injured in combat.

Category

Health Care

Budget

$203,800.00

Population Served

Military/Veterans

Program 3

Operation Prayers and Letters

Operation Prayers and Letters (OpPAL) encourages the general public to write get well cards and letters to injured Marines, Navy Corpsmen, and other service members across the nation.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Budget

$9,700.00

Population Served

Military/Veterans

Program 4

MarineParents.com

Marine Parents provides support and education to families whose Marines are or have been deployed overseas to combat zones.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Budget

$27,000.00

Population Served

Military/Veterans

Adults

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Self-reported by organization

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Provide support to Marines and their families, Veterans and offering a place to connect and share.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Maintain websites with information and resources, reach out to Marines and their families and word of mouth by our volunteers and people we have helped.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We currently have hundreds of volunteers across the United States allowing us to have boot on the ground nearly nationwide and through online websites allowing people across the globe a place to connect and share.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    By the feedback we receive from those we assist, their commands and the community and through the vast number of awards we have received.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have provided over 35,000 care packages to troops overseas, ongoing support of our wounded heroes, honoring our Gold Star families among many other things. We have not been able to assist as many Marines as we would like to. We don't ever want to have to say no to a Marine in need.

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

Social Media

@marineparents

@marineparents

@marineparents

@marineparents

External Reviews

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits
Source: greatnonprofits.org

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

MARINEPARENTS.COM, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Knowledge Base Search
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

MARINEPARENTS COM INC

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Knowledge Base Search
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Tracy Della Vecchia

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tracy Della Vecchia

MarineParents.com, Inc.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?