may 24, 2018
Thousands of Organizations Host Jeans for Troops drive to Support Veterans and Honor Memorial Day
Employees at over 1,500 Schools, Companies and Government Agencies honored our men and women in uniform during nationwide dress down day; NJ State Assembly Declaring May 24 to be “Jeans for Troops Day”
(TRENTON, NJ) – For an incredible seven straight years, 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. Over 1,500 schools, companies, and government agencies took part in a nationwide movement to support returning veterans this Memorial Day and help them get the assistance they need as they come home.
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 May 24 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 year marks the 7-year anniversary of the Jeans for Troops drive, which began as a dress down day with only a dozen participating companies the first year. It has since swelled to thousands of companies and schools and millions of participants nationwide celebrating Jeans for Troops Day twice a year in honor of Memorial day and Veterans Day.
We have received amazing support over the past several years,” said GI Go Fund Deputy Director Alex Manis. “Millions have joined uson this simple dress down day to show how much veterans mean to them. From all of us here at GI Go, we are honored and humbled for the level of support we have received, and we look forward to using this support to help more veterans.”
The drive has received strong support from all levels, including statewide government. The NJ State Assembly issued a proclamation designating May 24 as “Jeans for Troops Day”, calling on all New Jersey businesses, schools, and organizations to support our troops in honor of this Memorial Day.
The organization would like to thank all of the employees from across the United States for making a difference this Memorial Day. Your efforts will likely surpass any that we have seen since the drive started over few years ago, and we will be able to achieve great things for our veterans thanks to your support!