Help others Benefit from our Services


Here at Marine Parents, we strive to help you navigate every stage of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps, beginning from when he or she is a poolee and still waiting to ship out to MCRD. 

We now offer a "Corps Kit Recruiter Heads Up!" option that allows you, the Marine Parents family, to order your own presentation kit to take to parent and poolee functions and give to your recruiter to share with that recruiter how Recruit Parents and Marine Parents has been beneficial to you in your journey so far. The recruiter will then be able to order a Poolee Kit for distribution at events via return postage with the included paid envelope.


Not only will this help expose more people to our organization, but to thank you for taking the time to do this, we'll include a Marine Parents key chain and Parent Packet for you to keep at no additional charge. Click here to order your "Corps Kit Recruiter Heads Up!" today.

TMP Active Duty Registration


On Monday, February 23, 2015, all Active Duty and Reserve service members will have the first opportunity to register for the 2015 MCM. Beginning at 12:00 pm (Eastern Time). There are a limited number of entries available, but those who take advantage of this opportunity will receive a 15% discount, paying only $106.25.


Every Purchase Supports Our Troops


For the last twelve years, you've been there for us and, more importantly, for our Marines. During that time, thanks to your love and support, more than 39,000 care packages have been sent to deployed service members, more than 93,000 cards and letters have been sent, and thousands of meals have been served to Wounded Heroes, and countless families and individuals have sought and found comfort, answers, and strength in the Marine Parents community. None of this would have been possible without your ongoing support, whether it be through donations to or by shopping at the EGA Shop, where 100% of the proceeds support the outreach programs and services of, Inc.  for supporting your fellow military families!

Sale: Marines Embroidered Hoodie


This black sweatshirt with a hood is embroidered with "Marines" in red with a white outline on the front and the Eagle, Globe and Anchor on the left sleeve.

Customer Review: 
This hoodie is amazing, really good quality, love the embroidery. My husband loved mine so much he asked me to order him one! We are going to wear them to my son's graduation next week, can't wait!

    Brand NEW EGA Shop Exclusive Design! Shop now.

When you shop, you support:
Marine Parents™ | Recruit Parents™ | What's After Boot™ | Care Package Project™ | Warrior Support Team™ 
Operation PAL™ | After the Corps™ | Gold Star Family Support™ | Luminary Initiative™ | Team Marine Parents™ 

Place to Connect & Share®

, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, founded on January 21, 2003, to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and to create opportunities for individuals to support our troops. In over 12 years of service, Marine Parents has made a huge impact in support of Marines, military personnel, and their family members.

Marine family members are encouraged to support one another through activities and networking provided by the organization and guided by trained volunteers. Outreach to injured troops is volunteer-centered with in-person contact. Additional troop-support centered programs are designed to actively engage individuals and communities across the United States while maintaining the privacy of military personnel. All services are offered free to family members, Marines, and military personnel.

In 12 years of service, has:
  • Invested over $6 million delivering direct support to Marines, their families and other military personnel.
  • Provided information and a Place to Connect & Share® to more than 311,000 family members through a network of communities and educational websites.
  • Collected materials and shipped over 39,000 care packages to Marines and military personnel in combat zones.
  • Involved thousands of Americans in sending over 93,000 cards and letters to injured troops.
  • Served over 40,000 meals to injured troops and their families at military medical facilities on the east and west coasts.
  • Planned and carried out recreational events for hundreds of injured troops and their families.
  • Delivered materials and resources to aid in the recovery process to hundreds of family members of injured troops.
  • Provided support and networking to hundreds of Gold Star families.
Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder and Executive Director, leads the operations from the corporate office in Columbia, Missouri with staff, volunteers, and a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to the moderated, OPSEC-compliant social media groups, chat rooms, and informative websites, several outreach programs to support Marines and families before, during and after the Marine Corps are provided by the organization. Funding for the programs is through donations, grants, fundraising and EGA Shop sales. In 2009, the 15-item online store began expansion, eventually becoming the EGA Shop. In 2010, the production facility was established on-site to design and develop custom product, dramatically boosting sales and providing additional funding for the outreach programs. The organization is an official Marine Corps Trademark licensee.

Statistics updated January, 2015.