Frequently Asked Questions
What is Red, White, & Blue Day?
The Red, White, & Blue program is a dress down day that employers hold to benefit the GI Go Fund. Simply put, employers collect $10 or more in donations from employees who would like to participate. Each participating employee will wear patriotic colors on Red, White, & Blue Day to show their support of our armed forces.
When was this drive created and who has participated in the past?
Since 2011, we have promoted our dress down day honoring our military men and women all across America. We have had over 5,000 companies, schools, and government agencies participating in the program, including Panasonic, Johnson & Johnson, Realogy, Teleperformance, Paychex, PSEG and more.
How do we register and get involved?
In order to register to be a part of Red, White, & Blue Day, employers can simply register online at www.gigo.org. Provide us with your company's information, as well as the expected date you will be hosting the Red, White, & Blue Day at you facility. When you complete your registration, we will provide you with a kit that includes a program flyer to promote the event.
What type of organization are you? What do the funds go towards?
GI Go Fund is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. If you need documentation of our Tax Exempt Status, please download our IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter. All funds will go to our organization to further support our mission of helping veterans find employment, go to college, find their benefits, and link to housing assistance. For information about GI Go Fund, please visit our How We Help page and our Newsroom.
I want to register my School or School District. Can students be a part of the Red, White, & Blue program?
Encouraging students to participate in Red, White, & Blue Day is purely optional. Some schools in the past have included students and collected anywhere from $1 to $5 from each student. The amount you collect per student is also up to you.
Where can I find the Program Flyer? What other important program materials are available?
Both the Program Flyer and the Contribution Submission Form which needs to be filled out when mailing your donation to GI Go Fund can be found at the bottom of this page under Materials. If you created a Team Page and did not collect donations made in checks or cash, you can simply submit the Contributions E-Form.
Can we choose the date we host the Red, White, & Blue day?
Absolutely! You can indicate when signing up what day you wish to honor our military personnel. You can even generate a customized flyer through your team page that will include your desired date for the event.
Who do we make the checks or money orders out to and what address do we send the funds to?
Make all funds payable to: GI Go Fund
Send all funds to: GI Go Fund, PO Box 96786, Washington, DC 20090
We need a signed voucher before we can send or release any funds. Who and where do we send the voucher to and how long does it take for us to receive a signed voucher?
Please address all funds to: The GI Go Fund. The organization's phone number is 1-866-389-GIGo (4446).
There are 3 ways you can submit your vouchers to us:
1. You can email your payment vouchers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You can also fax them to 202-318-3023
3. You can mail them to the following address: GI Go Fund, PO Box 96786, Washington, DC 20090
Please have clear instructions detailing how the voucher should be returned to you.
Is there a phone or email that I can contact with any questions?
For any questions you can contact a GI Go Representative at 1-(866) 389-GIGo (4446) or email@example.com
How long do we have after running the program to submit the funds to the organization?
We ask that you submit your funds to the GI Go Fund as soon as possible and within a 30 day period. For schools that process this payment through their local Board of Education or other methods this may take longer. For companies and other organizations, it usually takes less time.
Should we release this story to the media? Do you provide any materials that we can use to submit this story to the media?
This is completely optional. We encourage all participants to release their involvement in the drive to all local, state, and even national media. We can provide participants with a Press Release Template for our Red, White, & Blue program to simplify this.