Dear Tuesday's Children's Families, Friends and Supporters,

This year's Memorial Day was unlike any we've experienced parades and picnics were cancelled and family get-togethers were few and far between. Nonetheless, like Memorial Days gone by, our pride in our military and our unending gratitude to the Families of the Fallen, whose loved ones have served and sacrificed, remains wholeheartedly unchanged. We truly live in the land of the free due to the sacrifices of the brave. Please learn more about one of those amazing Gold Star families by reading Alexa's story at this link or below.

As we all grapple with adjusting to this new normal, we are acutely aware that some days and moments are more challenging than others. And with an uncertain time frame for a return to our lives as they existed pre-pandemic, we seek guidance and connection. CLICK HERE to read Finding Your Zone of Safety and learn about ways to sooth your soul during these uncertain times.

This past month our families, partners and supporters have demonstrated the strength of the Tuesday's Children community. Even in these challenging times, our programs have been extremely well attended, we have made meaningful new e-Mentoring matches, and we continue to plan innovative new programs and ways for our families to remain connected. Please explore the links below to experience some of our online programs firsthand. We are incredibly excited to host our first virtual Project COMMON BOND, which will be held over two weeks in July one week for teenagers impacted by terrorism, mass violence and war, and the second week for the international chaperones. Thus far, we have attendees registered from 13 nations... and counting!

Last, stay tuned for our September Virtual Gala, which you will be able to enjoy from the comfort and privacy of your living room. It promises to be an exciting and memorable event!

With warmest regards,
Memorial Day: A Reflection on Honor, Service, Family and Community
By Alexa Ruiz
Alexa Ruiz is a Gold Star wife. Her husband, Jose Ruiz, was killed in Iraq. Alexa and her daughters, Liana and Analeigh, have found hope, healing and community through Tuesday's Children.

CLICK HERE to read Alexa Ruiz's story and donate now.
New Director of Development: Lucy Wells

Lucy is a certified fundraising professional with a decade of international experience working in both development roles and fundraising management. She began her career in government working in National Security for the British Intelligence Community. She spent six years in intelligence officer, cyber security and linguist roles, often working alongside military counterparts, before transitioning her career into the nonprofit sector.

Lucy has worked for a range of nonprofits, from establishing new charitable foundations for schools and universities, to larger national NGOs including JDRF (Aus) and RNIB (UK). She is a specialist in individual giving, with expertise in multi-channel campaigns, direct mail, major donors, planned giving and philanthropic best practices. She also provides pro bono support to small charities and new boards to assist in scaling and revenue diversification.

Lucy is a dual UK/Australian citizen, with a First Class MA in Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies from Oxford University and a Fellow of the On Purpose Leadership Program (UK). She is deeply passionate about the work of Tuesday's Children and honored to have the opportunity to join the team.
Guest Blog: Finding Your Zone of Safety
By Monica Meehan McNamara

Thank you to Tuesday's Children Director of Curriculum for Project COMMON BOND, Monica Meehan McNamara, for contributing a guest blog. Your uplifting words are greatly appreciated. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media as new guest blogs will be posted soon!

CLICK HERE to read Finding Your Zone of Safety now.
THANKS FOR JOINING US: Virtual Creative Insight

Thank you to all who joined us for our eight-week Virtual Creative Insight class. We hope all participants were able to unlock self-confidence, quiet the mind and relax the soul. Looking forward to seeing you again at a future program!

Stay tuned to our website and social media for full recordings of each class.
APPLY NOW: Virtual Project COMMON BOND Summer 2020

Tuesday's Children is excited to host our first VIRTUAL session of Project COMMON BOND. This unique international initiative is a peacebuilding program for teenagers and young adults. Eligible participants are those ages 15-20, at least two years post-loss, who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to terrorism, violent extremism, conflict or U.S. military service.

CLICK HERE for more details and to register now.
Mentor Spotlight: Owen and Finn

Just over a year ago, Finn told his mom he wanted a mentor for his sixth birthday. Last month, in between his class Zoom party and neighborhood birthday parade, Tuesday's Children made that possible.

Finn watched his older brother, Kai, form a strong bond with his very own youth mentor, Brian. The kindergartener eagerly wanted this positive experience for himself. When we broke the wonderful news to Finn, he excitedly jumped up and down on the couch while preparing to meet his mentor, Owen, via FaceTime.

Although he wasn't falling off the furniture like Finn, Owen was equally thrilled to virtually "meet" Finn and begin this amazing journey together. Owen is married to a 9/11 Surviving Spouse and is a professional sheet metal worker who helped build the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. A proud father and stepfather, Owen and his wife live on Long Island, NY and are heavily involved in the Tuesday's Children community, including participating in several fundraisers.

Eager to take his commitment to our organization a step further, Owen decided to become a Youth Mentor. He and Finn are a perfect match as they both love the beach, paddleboarding, surfing, fishing and hiking. The pair plan to text regularly until they are able to see each other in person.

To get involved in our Youth Mentoring Program, please email .
Want to make a difference in the life of a child?
Screening required. Training provided. Lives changed.

CLICK HERE to learn more about in-person and virtual Youth Mentoring.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Career Mentoring.

To get involved in our Mentoring Programs, please email .
Recent Programs and Family Engagement Events
Navigating the College Process Career Advancement Workshop
Thank you to all who attended Navigating the College Process, a virtual career advancement workshop hosted via Zoom. Participants learned about the college admissions system and were taught some secrets to success during these challenging times.

Missed the program? CLICK HERE to watch it in full.
Kids Cooking with Chris
Thank you to Long Island-based professional Chef Christopher Robbins for hosting a virtual cooking workshop for members of our community. Parents and children alike enjoyed spending time together making an apple crisp.

CLICK HERE to download Chef Chris' apple crisp recipe.
Discovering Strength with Beth Segaloff: Adult Sessions
Thank you once again to Tuesday's Children program facilitator, Beth Segaloff, for hosting an altered version of her virtual Discovering Strength session for adults. The class provided a safe space for participants to express and process their experience and move through trauma.

This program was so popular, we will be offering it again this summer. CLICK HERE for more information and to register now.
The Creative Connection with Marianne Richmond
Thank you to bestselling author and artist Marianne Richmond for helping our families celebrate, connect and converse through weekly live book readings and inspired creativity. Each session also included a fun art project and prompts for family "dinner time" discussion!

Stay tuned to our website and social media for full recordings of each class.
The Tapping Solution with Alex Ortner
Thank you to Alex Ortner of The Tapping Solution for hosting a free virtual workshop for our families. Participants learned how to calm their minds and boost immunity through various tapping meditations.

Missed the program? CLICK HERE to watch it in full.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Rise Up For Resilience Gala

Save the date for our annual Rise Up For Resilience Gala. Additional details to follow.

Honoree announcements, tickets and sponsorship information coming soon.

Contact for more information.
Annual Military Golf Outing

Join us for our 6th annual Military Golf Outing on Monday, October 5th, at the Forsgate Country Club. This year we are proud to honor Stephen McGann, Senior Property Manager - Brookfield Properties.

Foursomes and sponsorship information coming soon.

Contact for more information.
Support Tuesday's Children through Amazon Smile!

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Visit and select Tuesday's Children as your charity of choice today.
Fundraise Through Facebook

CLICK HERE to create a Facebook Fundraiser and share it on your timeline. Encourage others to support us and make a difference to families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.

Questions on how to launch a Facebook fundraiser/support Tuesday's Children through social media? Please contact .
Upcoming Programs & Family Engagement Events
Check out our website calendar for information on all future events.

July 13 - July 17 - Virtual Project COMMON BOND
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About Tuesday's Children
Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence. Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children programming serves and supports our nation’s military Families of the Fallen; builds resilience and common bonds in communities worldwide recovering from tragedies; and keeps the promise to support all those impacted by Tuesday, September 11th.