After Winnie Pritchett's oldest son, Wesley, a WestPoint '08 graduate who flies Kiowa Helicopters, was deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan she learned that many of our deployed warriors serve in remote regions and have very limited access to TV, internet, cell phones, and no way to carry heavy books or computers in their 110-lb rucksacks. It became obvious to her that the typical care package of candy and magazines wasn't enough. They needed something that allowed them to speak with their families back home, apps that could help them cope with strenuous situations, the ability to share photos with loved ones, watch movies, listen to music, read books, and even learn new skills and stay up to date on their training . . . what they really need is an iPad.
We are proud to say that our organization is run by an active volunteer-based community, meaning we do not deduct any administration fees. 100% of donations go directly to purchasing iPads. To date we have donated over 9,500 iPads. These donations have impacted thousands of soldiers and hasn't stopped there. In turn, thousands of family members and friends, as well as doctors and therapists, have greatly benefited. iPads for Soldiers is a charitable fund-raising operation, collecting donations to purchase iPads for US soldiers and shipping them throughout the year to our heroes who are deployed overseas, as well as deliver them in person to surprise the wounded heroes at Walter Reed Military hospital and other military hospitals in the US.
We are also asking you to donate to on behalf of a special forces group we have right now in Iraq as of October 20, 2023. This group of heroes in Iraq are conducting special operations and assisting women and children. They feel forgotten. Please help us help to help them during their deployment. We are looking for $10,000 to send them all iPads and help them stay in touch and communicate with their families, and help with their mental health.
Your generosity changes our troops lives! iPads For Soldiers' mission is to purchase and donate iPads to US Soldiers serving in foreign war zones as well as those wounded, recovering stateside in military hospitals. iPads allow soldiers to communicate with their families and friends as well as to read, learn, play, and meditate.