EVENTS & Happenings

help support children of fallen patriots foundation by participating in one of our upcoming events and fundraisers.


October

Citi e for Education CAMPAIGN

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Date: September 4 - November 2, 2018

Details: Citi’s 6th e for education campaign will start on the 4th of September 2018. Over the next three months, Citi’s FXLM business will donate $1 for every $1 million of FX and LM Bonds traded with Citi via a broad range of electronic platforms.


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WEYERHAEUSER open house

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Location:  Weyerhaeuser Easton Distribution Center (4225 Braden Blvd East, Easton PA, 18040)

Details: You're invited to the 1st Annual Weyerhaeuser Open House, which includes a full day of activities:

  • Vendor Fair, Hands-on Demonstrations

  • Music and Live On-Air Broadcasts by 99.9 The Hawk FM Radio

  • Pig Roast and BBQ provided by Grumpy's BBQ Roadhouse

  • Door Prizes, VIP Celebrity Guest, 50/50 Raffle - proceeds benefit Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Fundraising Goal: $5,000

For more than a century, Weyerhaeuser has been growing trees and making forest products that improve lives in fundamental ways.  


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Photo courtesy: TAPS

Taps NATIONAL MILITARY SUICIDE SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP

Date: October 5-8, 2018

Location:  Innisbrook Resort (36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683)

Details: The grief that follows a suicide loss is often uniquely complicated. In addition to mourning, unanswered questions and strained relationships, you may find that when you most need the support of others you actually feel most alone.

But you are not alone. At the National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar, you'll be able to look around and feel the hope and healing. You'll meet other people walking the same road — suicide loss survivors from across the country who come to share stories, struggles, moments of reflection and loving support.

At the National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar, you'll be surrounded by people who, like you, are learning to live with unanswered questions and incomplete pictures. In this loving, supportive environment, you'll find information, empathy and brave companions — a family of survivors with whom to share the journey.

During our time together in Florida, you'll have the opportunity to participate in activities, workshops and small-group sharing sessions. We'll also connect you with leaders in the fields of grief, trauma and healing. Together we will gain an understanding of the complex grief journey we experience after losing a loved one to suicide, develop coping skills and learn to put some pieces of the puzzle together.

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November

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10th Annual Greenwich Gala

Date: November 3, 2018

Location: Riverside Yacht Club, Riverside CT

Details: This evening of patriotic generosity honoring Gold Star families will be nothing short of spectacular. Patriot Award recipient, General Raymond A. Thomas, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, will address the room followed by words from a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient.  The evening consists of: a cocktail hour, dinner, Fallen Patriots presentation, live auction, guest speakers and an unforgettable live appeal – the Fund-A-Scholarship.  Supporters can see their donations at work contributing to tuition, books, computers and more. To get involved, donate an auction item, underwrite an expense, buy ad space, purchase a sponsorship, buy tickets, or make a donation, e-mail greenwich@fallenpatriots.org.

At 2017’s event, a record-breaking $3.3 million dollars was raised by the 600 attendees who selflessly served the families of those who died for our country.


MILITARY TIMES CAMPAIGN

Date: November 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Details: Tis the season for giving. Starting November 1 through January 31, 2019, Military Times is helping spread awareness about Fallen Patriots by promoting how to donate to our mission on their website. Military Times is a trusted, independent voice for news about service members at home and deployed around the world.


 Joe Walsh makes some new friends at VetsAid 2017 (Sept 20, 2017 / EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA)

Joe Walsh makes some new friends at VetsAid 2017 (Sept 20, 2017 / EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA)

vets aid 2018

Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

Details:  Veterans and their wellbeing have always been important to Joe Walsh, a Gold Star family member himself.  His father was a flight instructor for the first US operational jet powered aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, and died while stationed, and on active duty on Okinawa when Joe was just 20 months old.

Joe has been involved with veterans’ related causes for years, supporting various charities, visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and offering free guitar lessons to the wounded veterans there.  He has campaigned for his good friend, (now) Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq War veteran.

It was for this reason that in 2017, Joe founded VetsAid, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and benefit music festival to raise and disperse sorely needed funds to veterans groups across the country that are serving the men and women who served our country with the dignity, compassion and honor they deserve.

Joe aims to use this platform to raise funds and awareness for the still urgent and significant needs of our returning soldiers. Through the establishment of VetsAid and its annual benefit concert, he wants to give back to those who have given so much in sacrifice for our country.

VetsAid plans to directly support a variety of established and tested veterans-based charities, namely those with a proven track-record that take care to provide complete and holistic care for veterans and their families, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


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2018 JGP Golf Classic

Date: Monday, November 12

Time: Registration: 7:00 a.m. | Shotgun Start: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Eagles Golf Club ( 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, FL 33556)

DetailsJGP Charities’ mission is to raise money and awareness for charitable non-profit organizations that focus on military veterans and their families.  Since 2007, The JGP Charities Golf Classic has brought together good friends from all over the country for golf, shenanigans, and a greater cause. 2018 will be no different as JGP Charities will be raising money and awareness for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. 

 


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Snowball Express 2018

Date: December 8 - 12, 2018

Location: Walt Disney World (Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830)

Details: Snowball Express's mission is to Honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another.

Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Providing hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. In December each year we bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more.

Nationally, Snowball Express provides comprehensive support programs for fallen families that are focused on transition and connections to community resources, healing and wellness, peer engagement, education and personal/professional development programs.

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ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

YES I DID! PARTNERS WITH CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS

Date: Ongoing

Details: Yes I Did! Is giving a portion of their proceeds to help fund scholarships and educational counseling for military children who have lost parents in the line of duty. Yes I Did  features unique and fun products on their online store that show support for firefighters, police officers, and members of the military.

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From Barefoot to Stilettos, LLC by I Adore Shoes and More support FALLEN PATRIOTS One stiletto at a time

Date: Ongoing While Supplies Last

Details: From Barefoot to Stilettos, LLC by I Adore Shoes & More are donating a portion of the proceeds from their Armed in Faith stiletto heel to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. These cameo pumps are adorned with Swarovski crystals, antiqued metal cross, and a customizable miniature dog tag charm.

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Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Date: May 13

Details: To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day.  This date shows appreciation for the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country.  Too often, this tremendous sacrifice is overlooked, which is why Children of Fallen Patriots Day was created to applaud their resilience and strength.

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