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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:

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.

#MakeADifferenceDay with Folded Flag

October 27, 2018 | Folded Flag

In 1992, USA WEEKEND created National Make a Difference Day to improve the lives of others in their communities. National Make a Difference Day has been the largest national day of community service for over 20 years, and is held on the fourth Saturday of October each year.

So how can you make a difference this year?

By supporting The Folded Flag Foundation, you can help make a difference in the lives of the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen heroes. Thanks to our underwriting sponsors, Black Knight, Inc., Fidelity National Financial, FIS and ServiceLink, 100% of all public donations go directly to providing educational scholarships for our nation’s Gold Star Families. Visit the Hear Their Stories page to hear directly from the scholarship recipients and the difference Folded Flag made in each of their lives.   

You can make a difference by donating to Folded Flag today. Celebrate this day by using the hashtag #MakeADifferenceDay and tell your friends how you made a difference by supporting The Folded Flag Foundation. 

O'Charley's Give $5, Get $5 to Support Folded Flag

October 23, 2018 | Folded Flag

For the third consecutive year, O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar is partnering with Folded Flag for its “Give 5, Get $5” campaign. Customers will receive a $5 voucher when they donate $5 to The Folded Flag Foundation to provide scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen heroes now through November 4.

What can you do with that $5 voucher?

  • Start your meal off right with some Chips and Queso or Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Enjoy the soup of the day like Chicken Tortilla or Cream of Tomato Basil

  • Finish your meal with any of O’Charley’s tasty desserts

  • Get $5 off of your entree and have a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you purchase an entree

  • Get $5 off any of your brunch favorites like the Savannah Scramble or the Deconstructed Breakfast Taco

However you choose to use your $5 voucher at O’Charley’s, know that you are helping support a great cause by giving back to families who have lost so much. To find out more about how you can support Folded Flag or to make a donation, click here.

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