The Stano Foundation’s mission is to support our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families through program based initiatives focused on enhancing their comfort and quality of life by providing them with a piece of home.
We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the troops of all branches, both Active Duty and Veterans. We are best known for our personalized care packages and Veteran Gratitude Gift Bags.
Care Package Program
When we founded The Stano Foundation, our primary and only program was our care packages. These care packages are sent out quarterly regardless of branch or where the military member is stationed/deployed.
We took on the motto of “We put the care back in care packages” and always ask our care package recipients what they need or want the most and try to incorporate at least three of their wants into their personalized package.
We also follow up with all of our care package recipients as much as we can to ensure that we’re not sending anything that they cannot use or will have to throw out.
Each care package contains approximately 46 “standard” items. Once a quarter we hold pack parties where we send 200 or more boxes to our troops and approximately 500-750 during the end of the year holiday pack parties.
These care packages provide our deployed service members a little piece of home while they’re away from their families, friends and loved ones.
Veteran Gratitude Gifts
Veteran Gratitude Gift Program has a goal to provide our Veterans with the comfort of home, no matter where they lay their heads.
As with our care packages for the troops, we want to provide our Veterans with the things they need the most.
We partner with community organizations that provide care to our Veterans to determine the best items for our gratitude gifts.
Through partnerships with organizations like Suncoast Hospice and Liberty Manor for Veterans, we hope to continue partnering with other like minded Veterans support organizations to provide comfort to our Veterans in care or transitional housing.
Suncoast Hospice has invited us to partner with them at their monthly Veteran’s pinning ceremonies where we will provide a gift to each Veteran as they are pinned.
If you’re a Veteran or Veteran based establishment and think The Stano Foundation can help, please contact us as we are continually looking for ways to give back and help support our Veterans.