November 8, 2017

Jeans For Troops Day in Honor of Veterans Day Breaks All-Time Participation Record 

Employees at over 2,500 Schools, Companies, and Government Agencies all across America honored our men and women in uniform during nationwide dress down day, marking the highest participation in Jeans for Troops day in the program's history

Teachers and staff from Northside Elementary School in Dallas, GA participate in the Jeans for Troops drive honoring Veterans Day

NEWARK, NJ--Hundreds of thousands of Americans from coast to coast worked to help their fellow troops and their families by participating in the GI Go Fund's Jeans For Troops fundraising drive. More than 2,500 schools, companies, and government agencies from all across America took part in a nationwide movement to support returning veterans this Veterans Day, by far the most amount of organizations participating in Jeans for Troops Day in the program's history.

During the “Jeans for Troops” program, schools, companies, and all other employers that choose to participate allowed their employees to wear jeans to work on November 8th in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting all veterans with their needs upon their return home from combat.

GI Go Fund is an organization on the cutting edge of offering support to veterans, providing veterans with innovative ways of finding employment, securing their educational and health benefits, as well as providing aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans. Since their founding, the organization has helped tens of thousands of veterans improve their lives and give them the capacity to provide and care for their loved ones.

“This Jeans for Troops drive was truly special,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “We have always been proud to see so many Americans join together over the years to support our veterans through this program. However, this drive was incredible. The enthusiasm and determination of all of the people participating was seen throughout the country. I am honored that they choose to show their dedication and gratitude by supporting our cause, and we hope to make both the participants and our veterans proud.”

The organization is committed to providing support to veterans from all across America, and is committed to taking funds raised in local communities and directing them to supporting veterans in their area and across the country.

The organization would like to thank all of the employees from across the United States for making a difference this Veterans Day. Your efforts will likely surpass any that we have seen since the drive started over six years ago, and we will be able to achieve great things for our veterans thanks to your support!