Reston Now | By: Catherine Douglas Moran
Reston’s Children of Fallen Patriots (Fallen Patriots) received a large donation raised from a radio talk show host’s jewelry sales.
Laura Schlessinger, the host of “The Dr. Laura Program”on SiriusXM and the artist in residence for this Fallen Patriots’ Foundation Boutique, raised $32,000 from selling jewelry through her holiday boutique.
The boutique includes original jewelry and glass designs all handcrafted by Schlessinger.
The donation will help send children of fallen servicemembers to college, according to a press release.
“It’s truly an honor to have her partnership and the amazing support of her listeners,” Fallen Patriots Co-Founder Cynthia Kim said in a press release. “The mission of Fallen Patriots would not be possible without wonderful patriots like Dr. Laura.”
Schlessinger started supporting Fallen Patriot in 2017. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots (1818 Library Street, Suite 500) has provided roughly $26 million for college scholarships and educational counseling to more than 1,280 military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
The currently closed boutique will reopen for Valentine’s Day. People can still makedonations online or by mail to the cause.
Photos via Children of Fallen Patriots