April Pack Day & Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Here at MarineParents.com, nothing we do would be possible without so many dedicated volunteers across the country working on our behalf, especially with our outreach program, the Care Package Project™April 12-18, 2015 is National Volunteer Week, and to say thanks to the amazing volunteers who are the background of our organization, we'll be hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch immediately following our April 18 pack day. 


Pack day itself will run as usual, with volunteers arriving at our corporate office in Columbia, Missouri, around 8:00 am. The packing will finish around noon, and then it will be time for lunch. We strongly encourage all of our supporters to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, even if you're unable to attend pack day itself. Lunch will be catered by a local barbeque restaurant, and if this year's lunch is anything like it's been in years past, it's sure to be a great time!


To learn more about pack day, or to sign up to join us on April 18, please click here...  

Other Ways to Support our Troops

If you are not near our corporate office or are unable to attend pack days, there are still plenty of other ways to help out with the Care Package Project™. Click a link below to learn more!


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Fundraisers and Care Package Drives 

Eagle Scout Projects

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MarineParents.com, 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, MarineParents.com 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.