National nonprofit provides holiday support with its sixth annual Holiday Giving Initiative
The national nonprofit, Hope For The Warriors recently wrapped its sixth annual Holiday Giving Initiative assisting 50 military families in Colorado, Florida, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Oklahoma and Georgia.
The Holiday Giving Initiative provides families with basic needs like grocery store gift cards and children’s clothing, while brightening the holidays with more Santa-inspired items such as baby dolls, games, videos, bikes and more.
On average, it costs the organization around $300 to prepare and ship each granted wish through the Holiday Giving Initiative. In the past six years, the Hope For The Warriors Holiday Giving Initiative has assisted more than 230 military families across the Unites States.
“While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, it can also be an extremely stressful time for military members,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, president and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Hope For The Warriors strives to relieve a little of the stress by helping to carry part of the burden for Gold Star and wounded military families. In addition, this program provides a special opportunity for individuals and corporations wanting to make a difference in the lives of military members around the holidays.”
The national program is open to post-9/11 wounded or Gold Star military families that are struggling financially during the holidays. The nonprofit accepts referrals of service members and/or veterans that would benefit from the Holiday Giving Initiative and then matches each military families’ wish list with Hope For The Warriors’ donors.
Celebrating 10 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
To make a monetary donation to the Hope For The Warriors Holiday Giving Initiative visit hopeforthewarriors.org.
For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 157 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/, Facebook or Twitter.