Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you are part of a Christian faith or not, the season has come to be a time of good wishes, joy, and hope. These are three things we can all do with more of for the upcoming year.
The year 2020 has been unique, challenging for many, and one unlike any of us will ever see again in our lifetimes; hopefully. The year has been challenging for MarineParents.com, too. We've held on and look forward to providing direct support to Marines around the country for the year 2021. We appreciate your ongoing support and commitment to supporting our troops and the organization that supports you.
On this holiday, let us keep the good wishes for our Marines serving around the world, joy for those who can be with family, and hope for a peaceful new year. Whether you can be with your Marine or Veteran on this day, we extend good wishes, joy, and hope to you and your families.
On behalf of our volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors, Merry Christmas.
Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder and Executive Director
Midnight Thursday, December 31st is the deadline for charitable donations to be deducted from your 2020 Federal Income Tax Return. Please consider making your donation to Marine Parents. Click here to donate online and help us start the new year in the best way possible: in support of our Marines and their families at home!
MarineParents.com is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations will receive a receipt via email or US Mail. Our federal forms 990 are available for your review.
It is an honor and a privilege to support those who serve, and your unwavering support is the reason Marine Parents has been able to do so for the past 18 years. We look forward to seeing what 2021 has in store for our outreach programs and services.
Thank you again for your continued support.
Our Outreach Programs
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for some of the work you helped us accomplish with our outreach programs this year.
Gold Star Legacy™
Gold Star Legacy strives to provide support, information, and services to Gold Star family members, to help promote events, memorials, and foundations in memory of their loved ones, and to encourage the public to honor and remember our fallen heroes. This year helped by providing materials for remembrance at funerals and promoting Gold Star family causes and memorials. GoldStarLegacy.com
Warrior Support Team™
Our Warrior Support Team strives to provide resources and fellowship to wounded, ill, and injured troops and veterans, including those living with post-traumatic stress, as well as to provide resources and support to family members. Our volunteers served meals to injured troops and their families prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to starting again in 2021. We also distributed the "Warrior Reintegration Bag" which provides books and resources to veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life. WarriorSupportTeam.com
The Luminary Initiative™
The Luminary Initiative promotes awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urges organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes. We are humbled to announce that over 4,000 individuals participated in luminary lighting events representing all 50 states in 2020. LuminaryInitiative.com
Every Stage of the Corps
In addition to our outreach programs, MarineParents.com provides informational websites for every stage of the Corps as well as a Place to Connect & Share® in our Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups. Our informational websites include: MarineParents.com, RecruitParents.com, WhatsAfterBoot.com, AfterTheCorps.com, the Deployment Center, and our Unit Information Database™.