RESTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) will benefit from Citi e for Education campaign initiated and launched by Citi™. This global initiative, which raised $428,000 for Fallen Patriots in 2015, significantly benefits Fallen Patriots' mission to send military children who've lost a parent in the line of duty to college. Citi's FX business will donate $1 for every $1 million of FX transacted electronically through November 18th.
We're sending more military children of the fallen to college thanks to Citi e for education.
In the past, the E for Education campaign has run on Citi's award-winning FX channels only - Citi Velocity and CitiFX Pulse. This year Citi™ has extended the campaign to include multi-dealer platforms to achieve maximum participation from its globally diversified client base.
Along with the help of financial partners like Citi™, Fallen Patriots is changing the lives of those left behind in the most positive way, allowing children to achieve a career path that they desire through a college education.
"We are honored to be selected and thrilled to be part of this initiative that has helped charities throughout the world," explains John Lindsay, Vice President of Operations for Fallen Patriots. "Not only will this campaign help us financially assist surviving families, but the exposure will also help these families learn about us and how we can assist their children."
Citi™ e for Education will help the growing demands on Fallen Patriots to ensure access to education by college-bound children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. In a study conducted by The Lucas Group in 2014, of those that have lost an active duty family member, 63% earn less than $50,000 in annual income and 60% have trouble making ends meet.
About Fallen Patriots
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $14 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting fallenpatriots.org.