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

As we wrap up 2020 (and our holiday goodies), we at Tuesday's Children have been reflecting on silver linings amidst this strange and unpredictable year. I want to take a moment to thank you for being part of our Tuesday's Children community!

This year has tested us all in so many ways–our patience, our resolve, our resilience, as individuals and as a community. I can say with conviction that our community has responded with positive results and victories. The connections between our mentors and mentees have endured and strengthened this year through e-mentoring. Since March, we have offered more than 50 virtual programs, allowing us to meet the needs of families with an expanded geographical reach. Our friends, partners and donors have met us with understanding and stepped in to help us navigate throughout.

In 2021, we will surely encounter new challenges related to the pandemic, the much-anticipated 20th anniversary of 9/11, the long-term impact of traumatic losses our families have suffered. But this is certain: we will remember, we will honor and we will rise up with resilience.

I know this to be true, because the silver lining that has carried us through this year is you, our Tuesday's Children community. This holiday season, though we all may be distant, please know that we are here for you, always.

With warmest regards and silver linings aplenty,

Terry and the Team at Tuesday's Children
Virtual Rise Up for Resilience Gala Highlight Reel
This past September, Tuesday's Children hosted our first virtual Rise Up for Resilience Gala which was met with resounding success. Your collective outpouring of support raised $385,000 for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.

Your generosity allows Tuesday's Children to provide:
  • Long-term youth mentors to Gold Star children
  • Project COMMON BOND to global youth impacted by terrorism, violent extremism, conflict or military service
  • Career counseling workshops and one-on-one career mentoring to young adults
  • A community of support, and so much more!

Didn't get a chance to tune in on the night of the Gala? Looking to relive some of your favorite moments from this memorable evening? CLICK HERE to watch the highlight reel.
New Mentor Match: Penny and Erin
Penny, a Gold Star child who will be 6 years old soon, loves drawing and playing with Play-Doh. She and her mom, Marlene, live in Westchester, NY, and are extremely active in the Tuesday's Children community, having attended several family engagement events. While these outings are a chance to create connections with other families, Marlene was looking for a one-on-one adult role model for her daughter.

This is where Erin, Penny's new mentor, comes in. An avid skier and former captain of the Syracuse University lacrosse team, Erin currently works in the insurance business and resides in Manhasset, NY.

Both Penny and Erin are no strangers to Tuesday's Children, Penny having engaged in our programs and Erin serving on our Junior Board, but this isn't the only thing the pair has in common. During their virtual match meeting, Erin and Penny did show and tell with their dogs, talked about their shared love of swimming and discovered they have the same two favorite Disney princesses, Cinderella and Ariel.

The more they spoke, the more obvious it became how compatible Erin and Penny were. They're already looking forward to doing tie dye art.

We're excited to follow their journey and hear about the wonderful memories they create together!

Are you interested in being a guiding light for a child who lost a parent who served in our nation's military? Are you a Gold Star family member looking for an additional positive influence in your child's life? Email [email protected] to learn more.
Tuesday's Children's Youth and Career Mentoring, a silver lining of support for our families this year and always, is made possible by the generous support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the NFL, State Farm, the New York Yankees, Morgan Stanley, MENTOR New York, TATA Consultancy Services, KPMG and contributions from donors, partners and friends like you.
Career Corner: Mentoring Program with KPMG
Tuesday's Children has been working closely with employees at KPMG and their Local Action Council to establish a long-term Career Mentoring relationship. The partnership began with Connor Murphy, a 9/11 family member, and Marty Plevel, his KPMG mentor. From there, the program has expanded to include 40 career volunteers. KPMG mentors are excited to share their experience in a variety of career areas such as accounting, audit, communications, risk management, marketing, human resources, law, global economics, data analysis, consulting and advisory.

Career Mentors are an important component of Tuesday's Children's Career Resource Center. Career Mentoring allows us to create 1:1 matches between professionals from a wide range of industries and our young adults who are navigating through the career process.
  • Review your resume and cover letter
  • Conduct mock interviews with you
  • Strategize and support your career goals
  • Offer experience and guidance
  • Answer questions related to your career development
  • Gain clarity in defining career goals
  • Receive guidance and support
  • Be open to advice and applying it
  • Follow through on action items
  • Have a cheerleader in your corner
Career Mentoring is open to any registered family member age 18+. For more information, please contact [email protected].
Online Store

The Tuesday's Children online store is officially live! From baseball caps and hoodies to tank tops, pins, travel mugs and more, there's surely something for everyone. Every purchase helps make our work possible.

CLICK HERE to shop now.

The Tuesday's Children online store is proudly powered by Still Serving Promos, LLC. They are a disabled veteran-owned company staffed entirely by veterans and military family members. To learn more about Still Serving Promos, and the vast array of products and services offered, please CLICK HERE.
Morgan Stanley Lights on Broadway Recap

This past September, our mission and logo were displayed across 13,000 square feet of signage on Times Square as part of Morgan Stanley's Lights on Broadway initiative. This month, we are honored to be featured once again as part of their yearly recap.

The sign will be running throughout December between 47th and 48th Street on Broadway for those who want to see it live!
Day of Service with The Nature's Bounty Co.

Tuesday's Children recently teamed up with The Nature's Bounty Co. for a Day of Service. Colleagues from both organizations assembled 500 care packages (in a safe and socially distant manner, of course) for our nation's heroic Veterans, which were then delivered to the Northport VA. Tuesday's Children was honored to partner with The Nature's Bounty Co. on such a meaningful initiative.
Recent Programs and Family Engagement Events
Community Evening and Virtual Tour with the 9/11 Memorial Museum
The Tuesday's Children community enjoyed two exciting opportunities made possible by collaborative efforts with the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Some gathered, in a safe and socially distant manner, at the Museum for an in-person Community Evening and others tuned in from home for a virtual tour of the Museum.
Upcoming Programs, Fundraisers & Family Engagement Events
Check out our website calendar for information on all future events.

Please support our work.
Help us continue to build resilience and promote healing in all those impacted by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.
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.