Just Our Soldiers' Helpers Inc., also known as J.O.S.H., is a volunteer led and operated 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We are a non-political, non-partisan organization located in Lake Mary, Florida, which is near Orlando.
J.O.S.H. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
How We Started
When Kathy Hewitt's nephew, Josh, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, she began shipping care packages to him. Kathy soon learned about the thousands of Soldiers who are serving in remote front line locations where there are no stores or PX's for them to purchase snacks and hygiene necessities. Upon learning this, she started adding more and more Soldiers to her shipping list.
Friends began donating care package items and volunteering to help pack boxes. Kathy then founded Just Our Soldiers' Helpers Inc. in April 2011. The name is affectionately abbreviated to J.O.S.H. in honor of her nephew.
When We Ship
We ship every day! This is an ongoing effort.
What We Ship
A list of the most requested care package items is included on this website.
To Whom We Ship
J.O.S.H. is honored to support U.S. troops who are deployed to to combat zones. Service members who need our support are encouraged to register on this website.
We specifically want to reach out to troops who do not have access to a PX or stores where they can purchase quality hygiene products and/or snacks and food.
We also want to increase the morale of those who do not receive mail and moral support from home.
Where We Ship
We ship care packages wherever there are members of the U.S. Military serving in harm's way.
Need more information?
Learn More About J.O.S.H. on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.
You can also see what volunteers, donors, and some of the recipients of our care packages say about us on Great Nonprofits by clicking here.
Just Our Soldiers' Helpers Inc.