Public, Society Benefit

Operation Turbo

Sending "boxes of home" to deployed U.S. military

Arlington, VA


Operation Turbo’s mission is to support the military by sending quality care packages to deployed U.S. service members with a focus on those that might not otherwise receive personal mail.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Dyan Smith

Main Address

PO BOX 41431

Arlington, VA 22204 USA


Military Support





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Many deployed U.S. military personnel do not receive any support while deployed. This could be because of financial limitations of family and friends at home or a variety of other reasons.

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Operation Turbo

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Our aim is to provide assistance by sending care packages or "Boxes of Home" to deployed military members that may not be receiving support from home to let them know that their mission is important to others and that their sacrifices are forgotten.

We collect goods for care packages and money for shipping and purchasing supplies. We strive to garner grass roots support from individuals as well as corporate sponsorship and donations whenever possible.

While we have no paid employees, we have a network of volunteers and fundraisers that have helped to send thousands of packages to military members that are in need of support.

When sending a package, we ask that the recipient send pictures or any thanks that they have for our supporters. Our social media accounts are full of pictures of happy recipients that let us know that we are making a difference for these people, if only a small one.

Thousands of "Boxes of Home" have been sent and the number is increasing every year. We find that there is no shortage of people that could use a little help while deployed nor is there a shortage of donors and supporters that are willing to assist with our goals.

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