I never served in the Military, but I know enough to never wish someone a “happy” memorial day. Many people take this holiday to kick off their summer with BBQs and beach parties, but the meaning behind this holiday is not a celebratory occasion. It is a reminder to take time to remember all those who lost their life fighting for this country. This is one of my favorite quotes:
In honor of Memorial Day I am hosting a fundraiser to benefit veterans. I came across an all-volunteer organization called Dog T.A.G.S. This is an excerpt from their website:
Dog T.A.G.S. (Train Assist Guide Serve), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and/or MST (Military Sexual Trauma). The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. We have veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to present day Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can learn more at their website, http://www.dogtagsprogram.org/.
As you may know, I am a designer with a company called Origami Owl. Part of our mission statement is to be a Force For Good so I wanted to do something to give back. So for every Dog Tag or Inscriptions dangle sold I will donate $10 to this organization. Here is what they look like.
Our new tags and dangles can be inscribed with your favorite MLB team logo or you can inscribe a custom message. These are great for father’s day gifts or graduation gifts. The tags can also be worn on a key chain. I actually did that for my dad for Christmas. 🙂 For any other items purchased, 10% will go to Dog T.A.G.S.
Simply visit my Origami Owl website to place your order. All orders placed on my site this weekend will count towards the fundraiser. As a thank you, I am also offering some prizes to those who participate.
Please let me know if you have any questions.