EVENTS & Happenings

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


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.


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.

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

  We are so thankful to R Simantov for creating this year’s Patriot Award!

We are so thankful to R Simantov for creating this year’s Patriot Award!


Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund Heroes in Hollywood Gala

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Date: November 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

Details: Don't miss this evening to benefit veterans and military family members. Cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction with Master of Ceremonies Mr. Jimmy Kimmel.

Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors military service and sacrifice by providing education scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nations's fallen and disabled.  Since inception in 2014, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded $7.5 million in grants for college scholarships for veterans, military spouses, and military children, with a special emphasis on college scholarships for children who have lost a parent in the line of military duty.

Colonel John (Johnny Mac) McHugh was a soldier, father, friend.  While serving our country, he made the ultimate sacrifice.  KIA in Afghanistan in 2010, he left behind a family of 5 children.  Now, Johnny Mac serves as our inspiration.  In his name, we honor all veterans and military families who have served and sacrificed, and we band together to give back.

 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.


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. 



dr laura giving tuesday boutique

Date: Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30

Dr. Laura family members shop early on Monday and Tuesday. Sale opens to general public on Wednesday.

Details: Dr. Laura Schlessinger, host of one of the most popular talk shows in radio history, is selling jewelry from her Designs boutique to help send children of fallen servicemembers to college. 



army vs navy game

Date: December 8, 2018

Location: Lincoln Financial Field (1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148)

Details: The rivalry between Army Black Nights and Navy Midshipmen goes back more than 100 years. Fallen Patriots team members will be in attendance to raise awareness for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

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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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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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