December 23, 2016

GI Go Fund Celebrates the Holidays with Thousands in Gift Cards and Presents to Veteran Families

Nonprofit Organization provides hundreds of gift cards to veterans in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season, as well as dozens of toys for children of veterans

GI Go Executive Director Jack Fanous (l) and Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau Director John Dorrity (r) give out one of hundreds of gift cards for the holidays

Go Fund once again lent a helping hand to hundreds of America's veterans who are struggling the most by distributing thousands in gift cards and dozens of toys to veteran families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Each Visa gift card could be used by veterans use towards the purchase of food, clothing, and presents for their families.

In addition to the gift cards, Panasonic partnered with the organization to provide thousands in electronics presents for veterans and their families. GI Go also provided hundreds of care packages to families assembled with by the St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church and the Mercer County Association of Realtors.

"We are so thrilled to have the support of so many individuals and organizations every year during the holiday season" said GI Go Executive Director Jack Fanous. "These supporters recognize the tremendous issues facing our veterans, and we are so grateful to have the support of companies like Panasonic who are so willing to step up to the plate and give these veterans the opportunity to provide presents this holiday season.“

The organization was able to distribute these cards to needy families thanks in large part to the record-breaking Jeans For Troops fundraising drive during Veterans Day 2016. The nationwide movement featured employees at thousands of companies and schools donating $5 and wearing Jeans to work to honor our military veterans. After five years, the drive has been able to raise nearly $3 million for military families.

In addition to the funds distributed this holiday season, the organization is planning on handing out thousands more in aid to veteran families in the coming year.

About GI Go Fund

GI Go Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance to all military veterans by helping them find employment, access housing, and secure their educational and health benefits. Having partnered with great corporate leaders like PSEG and Panasonic, as well as innovative employment services like JobPath, to help veterans train, connect to mentors, and find work, the group has helped thousands of veterans across the country and is paving the way for the next generation of veterans to get back on their feet. For more information, visit www.gigo.org.