For the season of giving, UPPAbaby is officially launching UPPA Gives Back. We are partnering with the TODAY Show Toy Drive for the 18th Annual Holiday Toy Drive to donate more than $200,000 in strollers to families in need. We encourage you to get into the holiday spirit and contribute to this worthy cause by going to Amazon.com/Today or by sending a check made out to the Today Show Charitable Foundation to: Sam Sagenkahn, TODAY, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112. In addition, UPPAbaby retailers are getting into the holiday spirit and joining the UPPA Gives Back cause by contributing a percentage of UPPAbaby sales during the month of December to the TODAY Show Toy Drive.
Please go in-store and help out a family in need!
Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and financial assistance to military families and wounded warriors. They help the American military personnel and their immediate family, who have financial struggles, death, injury or mental impairment, due to their service overseas. This includes the Reserve, National Guard or veteran service who been in active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Sadly, around 75% of this diverse group of men and woman “live at an income level 80% below the median income for the communities in which they reside.”
Operation Homefront provides services to assist these poverty stricken families through emergency financial aid and support through counseling and recovery assistance. They send monetary payments to “mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists” and others to provide for these families. Additional support includes emergency food, home repairs, critical baby items, moving assistance, and much more.
Their mission is made possible through the generous public support of staff and volunteers. If you too would like to become part of this team, please visit http://www.operationhomefront.net/volunteer.aspx for volunteer opportunities and here http://www.operationhomefront.net/donate.aspx for monetary donations to give back to the thousands of selfless men and woman who fought for our country and have suffered post-war injuries and hardships.
Our support doesn’t stop at our monetary donation. Every summer UPPAbaby employees participate in the local Run To Home Base held at Fenway Park, to support the Home Base Program, http://www.homebaseprogram.org/general-information.aspx. This charity provides clinical care and support to service members, veterans and their families right here in New England. To get involved on a local level, please visit the Run To Home Base website for details, http://www.runtohomebase.org/.
Here at UPPAbaby we are proud to support Operation Homefront and all their endeavors to continue to care for the troops, the families they leave behind and the wounded warriors who have fought for our country. Your donation will make a difference for our heroes!