PACKAGES FROM HOME

Proudly serving those who serve

Glendale, AZ   |  www.packagesfromhome.org

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.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Leavitt

Main address

5643 N 52nd Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85301 USA

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EIN

20-1124013

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Packages From Home seeks to elevate the morale of our US military troops while they're stationed or deployed overseas, at-risk veterans, and military K9 teams.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Packages From Home

Packages From Home serves Active Duty US military members stationed or deployed overseas (to include military working dogs & military K9 teams) as well as homeless, transitioning, and at-risk veterans by providing them with requested food, hygiene, and entertainment items to boost morale and quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Packages From Home works directly with our network of Packages For Hope partners, including the Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), PTSD Foundation of America, and other military support non-profits throughout the country to provide food and hygiene items to veterans who are in need. Packages From Home also provides thousands of hygiene kits to the annual Maricopa County StandDown, the Glendale Stand Up for Veterans, and other veteran-support events that provide needed products and services to thousands of homeless and at-risk veterans every year.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

In 2015, our Bones From Home program was created to serve the 2,700+ Military Working Dogs active worldwide by providing military-approved food, grooming, toy and training products to serve canines and their handlers. 90% of these items are not provided by the U.S. Military, so they are a welcome sight for the canine handlers who would have to purchase these items themselves. Bones From Home also extends its program to local veteran service dogs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Kathleen Lewis 2012 Recipent - Jill Dirks Nomnator 2012

2012 Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards Recipient

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Packages From Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Packages From Home wishes to grow each of our three programs (Packages From Home, Packages For Hope, and Bones From Home), allowing us to serve more troops and at-risk veterans. In addition to serving more beneficiaries, PFH seeks to increase transparency and brand visibility.

We seek to increase our volunteer and donor base, thereby increasing our budget for shipping care packages overseas and providing morale boosting activities for veterans in the local community.

We continue to add team members to help grow our programs nationally. New transparency initiatives are in place and a website redesign in 2022 will help funnel donors and volunteers towards brand advocacy.

Since we've started in 2004, we've been steadily shipping around 1,000 packages a month. In 2020, we expanded our Packages For Hope program, supporting veterans in our local community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PACKAGES FROM HOME

Board of directors
as of 02/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Schulte

Laureen Chischilly

Stacy Stolz

Nicole Kelly

Robert Richards

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/18/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.