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Honoring Our Spouses on National Spouses Day

January 25, 2019 | Folded Flag

National Spouses Day, observed each year on Jan. 26, is a day dedicated to recognizing spouses all over the world.

Today, we would like to pay special tribute and recognition to the surviving spouses who had a loved one die while defending our country and freedom.

Did you know that since 2001, nearly 10,000 men and women have died in the combat zone, leaving behind thousands of spouses and children?

These men and women have already lost so much. That is why The Folded Flag Foundation has made it our mission to help surviving spouses and children by providing them scholarships and grants to help cover all educational costs from K-12 and beyond.

In 2018, we awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships 205 recipients. 22 of those scholarships were awarded to spouses.

If you are interested in making a donation to help fund educational expenses for a surviving spouse or child, please visit our website here.

Happy Holidays From The Folded Flag Foundation

December 19, 2018 | Folded Flag

The Folded Flag Foundation would like to wish our many supporters a very happy holiday season.

Thanks to your generosity, we awarded more than $1.8 million in educational scholarships to 205 recipients for the 2018-19 school year.

As you spend time with your family and friends this holiday season, please remember the Gold Star families who had a loved one make the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for our freedom. The loss of a parent or spouse can be especially difficult this time of year, and we ask you to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

If you are looking for a way to support these families through The Folded Flag Foundation, consider using AmazonSmile. This website offers all of the same products, pricing and shopping features as Amazon, but when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase price will go to the charitable organization of your choice.

If you are a government employee or service member, another way you can support Folded Flag is by making a donation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the largest annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars a year. Pledges made by federal employees, postal and military donors support eligible nonprofits. 

You can also donate directly to Folded Flag through our website. Thanks to our underwriting sponsors – Black Knight, Inc., Fidelity National Financial, FIS and ServiceLink – 100% of your donations go directly to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children left behind.

Thank you for your continuous support, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Today is #GivingTuesday

November 27, 2018 | Folded Flag

Giving Tuesday, celebrated each year the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a day where people are encouraged to give, whether it be time, donations or gifts. After taking the time on Thanksgiving with friends and family to realize all you have to be grateful for, Giving Tuesday allows you the opportunity to turn around and give back to your community. Part of Giving Tuesday is also raising awareness for giving to others.  

This #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to give to The Folded Flag Foundation. 100% of all donations go directly to helping the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen heroes secure an educational future. Find out more about how Folded Flag is giving back to the community at: https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org/Mission.

Please share your Giving Tuesday story on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday!

Universal Children's Day

November 20, 2018 | Folded Flag

Today is Universal Children's Day! This holiday was established in 1954 by the United Nations. It is celebrated on November 20 because this date has been significant for children's rights around the world many times. On Nov. 20, 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which is an international document promoting child rights. Then on Nov. 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a human rights treaty called the Convention on the Rights of the Child which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. 

Universal Children's Day is a day to promote togetherness, awareness and support for improving children's lives across the world. It encourages all to take time to promote the welfare of children on a global scale and work to better the world for children. This year, Universal Children's Day is going blue to make sure all children reach their full potential by being able to attend school safely. 

The Folded Flag Foundation works to help ensure children of fallen heroes reach their full potential by offering educational grants and scholarships. #GoBlue today for Universal Children's Day and donate to The Folded Flag Foundation to support children in Gold Star Families getting an education that will help provide them with a better future. To learn more about how you can support Folded Flag, click here.

National Philanthropy Day

November 15, 2018 | Folded Flag

Today is National Philanthropy Day! 

This holiday was created in 1985 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals to honor those who make contributions and perform good deeds to make the world around them a better place. 

We would like to thank all of the philanthropists who have donated their money and time to The Folded Flag Foundation. Without your generosity and support, we would not be able to provide scholarships and educational grants to the spouses and children of our nation’s heroes those who lost their lives serving our country. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

If you would like to contribute to Folded Flag's mission, you can donate here.

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

November 10, 2018 | Folded Flag

The Folded Flag Foundation Wishes the United States Marine Corps a Happy Birthday! 

On this day, 243 years ago, the Continental Marines began in Pennsylvania. Like the Continental Navy, the Continental Marines were disestablished after the Revolutionary War. President John Adams signed the act establishing the Marine Corps on July 11, 1798.
 
Folded Flag greatly values the USMC's service and sacrifice, which is why we do our part to financially support the education of the spouses and children of fallen heroes. We would like to thank all members of the United States Marine Corps  – past and present – for 243 years of service.
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