News 2013

December 24, 2013

GI Go Fund Distributes Thousands in Gift Cards to Veterans in Need in Time for the Holidays

Group hands out over eighty $50 Walmart gift cards to veterans, including many affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they prepare to provide for their families this holiday season

November 28, 2013

GI Go Fund Provides More than 500 Care Packages to Homeless Veterans and Active Duty Personnel for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Event held annually aboard the Battleship NJ helps hundreds of homeless veterans and active duty military personnel living in south Jersey; Care package Items include clothes donated by the late Senator Frank Lautenberg; Many packages were assembled by now Senator Cory Booker prior to his departure as Mayor of Newark

November 18, 2013

GI Go Fund and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Build Homes for Military Veterans

Two Organizations Develop Veterans Initiative to Link Homeless Veterans with a Place of Their Own; First Home Will Be Developed in Newark, NJ with Accommodations Included for Disabled Individuals

November 8, 2013

GI Go Fund Honors PSEG, South Jersey Leaders as "Veteran Strong" During 5th Annual Veterans Day Gala

Diana Drysdale of PSEG and Senator Donald Norcross among honorees; Congressman Frank Pallone Gives Opening Remarks about his work with the GI Go Fund and veterans

November 6, 2013

Hundreds of Thousands of Teachers and Employees from Across America Wear Jeans for Troops in Honor of Veterans Day

Over 1,100 Companies and Schools from coast to coast repeat their great support efforts on Memorial Day by raising funds for the GI Go Fund

October 24, 2013

GI Go Fund Director Jack Fanous Joins Senator Menendez in Fighting for Disability Rights Worldwide

Fanous was part of US Senator Robert Menendez’s roundtable focused on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its impact on Americans, including Disabled Military Veterans.

October 12, 2013

Despite Government Shutdown, Annual “Stand Down For Homeless Veterans” Open Thanks to Volunteer Support

Number of Veterans in attendance down drastically from previous years thanks to efforts of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, The GI Go Fund, and countless others

october 1, 2013

More than 400 Military Veterans attend South Jersey Job Fair Despite Government Shutdown

The GI Go Fund hosted a job fair for more than 400 active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families on same day that Congress shut down the Federal Government and cut off support services to current and former members of the Armed Forces

September 28, 2013

GI Go Fund Hosts Military Career Workshop for nearly 100 Veterans with Johnson & Johnson, Ernst & Young, and Citi Employees

More than 50 former members of the military currently working for Fortune 100 companies provide job mentorship and employment assistance to hundreds of unemployed military veterans; Workshop was the third of its kind this year

September 11, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, GI Go Fund Pay Tribute to 9/11 Attacks with Day of Remembrance and Service

Event honors emergency responders and remembers victims of the attacks of September 11th, 2001; Volunteers pay homage to military members who fought for our country with a service project developing care packages for homeless veterans

august 12, 2013

5th Annual Foodtown Donation Drive for Our Veterans Begins Throughout the Tri-State Region

Stores throughout the area look to add to the over $200,000 raised for the GI Go Fund in the last half decade

July 29, 2013

More than 250 Veterans, Military Personnel, and Families Affected By Hurricane Sandy Pack the GI Go Fund's “Rebuild the Shore” Veterans Job Fair In Long Branch

Over 70 employers were in attendance to offer opportunities to veterans whose lives were devastated by Sandy

july 1, 2013

Father Bishoy Youth Group of St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunswick, NJ Comes to Newark to Assemble Hundreds of Care Packages for the GI Go Fund

july 1, 2013

GI Go Fund Teams Up with Goldman Sachs and the Mission Continues to Assemble Hundreds of Care Packages for Homeless Veterans

June 4, 2013

GI Go Fund Completes Midnight Mission for Homeless Veterans at Newark Penn Station

Group works with local and national partners to make event successful for dozens of homeless veterans in Newark

may 30, 2013

GI Go Fund and City of Newark Recognized by the Brookings Institute for Expanding Manufacturing Opportunities for Veterans

may 26, 2013

City of Newark and the GI Go Fund Posthumously Honor Staff Sgt. Jorge Oliveira of Newark with a Street Dedication in Newark’s East Ward

Staff Sgt. Oliveira, an East Ward resident, was an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer for 11 years

may 23, 2013

Nationwide “Jeans for Troops” Fundraising Drive Has over 1,000 Schools, Companies, and Government Agencies Supporting Returning Veterans in Honor of Memorial Day

Over 140,000 Employees from coast to coast participate in program benefiting the GI Go Fund to help them in their efforts to assist veterans with their needs

May 11, 2013

GI Go Fund partners with Ernst & Young and Johnson & Johnson Staff to Help Mentor Veterans into Finding Employment

Corporate Mentors from companies work with military veterans to improve their employment skills in the heart of Manhattan

may 6, 2013

World War II Veteran and Newark Resident Reunited With His Lost Dog Tags after 69 years on Anniversary of VE Day

Veteran who lost his dog tags in France during WWII receives lost tags during ceremony with GI Go Fund, Mayor Cory Booker, and French Consul-General Bertrand Lortholary

may 2, 2013

Jack Fanous, Creator of Innovative Model for Veterans’ Services, Receives Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference

Fanous accepts award on behalf of the veterans he serves and vows to pledge all of his award earnings towards his organization to help returning veterans and those affected by Hurricane Sandy

march 23, 2013

Johnson & Johnson, Along with Ernst & Young and Citi Partner with The GI Go Fund to Help Veterans Improve Their Resumes and Build Their Skills During Workshop

Veterans receive resume coaching and skills training at the Johnson & Johnson Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ

march 18, 2013

Over 500 Veterans Searching for Work After Sequestration and Hurricane Sandy Fill GI Go Fund’s 5th Annual Veterans “Job and GI Bill Fair” in Newark

Job Fair Hosted by Mayor Cory Booker and The GI Go Fund featured over 75 companies, colleges, and support services, as well as over 500 veterans looking for work

February 6, 2013

As Veterans and their Loved Ones Recover from Hurricane Sandy, The GI Go Fund is there to Help

Organization does all it can to help veterans and their loved ones affected by the storm restore their lives as best as possible

january 28, 2013

Record-breaking “Jeans for Troops” Fundraising Drives in 2012 Raise over $175,000 for Returning Veterans

january 5, 2013

General William Greenberg, recipient of GI Go Fund’s 2012 Justice Award, Appointed By President Obama to Serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Partner at McCarter & English Law Firm and former NJ National Guard General now joins federal claims court for Veterans