Dear Friends,

This 19th anniversary of Tuesday, September 11th will be different in many ways, but one constant all our families can count on is that we are here to support them every day, for a lifetime of healing.

Even as this global pandemic continues to affect our day-to-day lives, we are pleased to highlight some of the incredible ways our community came together this summer through dozens of virtual programs and workshops, e-Mentoring connections and more.

Through these programs, Tuesday's Children is addressing some of the acute needs we have been hearing from our families. A survey we conducted last month showed that the COVID-19 crisis is taking a heavy toll on Tuesday's Children families—while 81% say they have experienced anxiety or isolation as a result of the pandemic, 90% reported that our virtual programs have helped with social connection.

We know this crisis is not over, and with the upcoming school year and the uncertainty so many families face, we will continue innovating with new virtual programs and supportive services that can ease the burden on parents and keep kids active and engaged.

See below for details on some of our upcoming events to keep our community connected and grow our organization, from a month-long feature on Times Square, to the Rise Up and Remember Virtual 5K and our first ever Virtual Rise Up for Resilience Gala. We encourage all our families, friends, partners and supporters to join these events and stay tuned as we add new opportunities to our program calendar.

Help us continue to provide vital resilience-building programs to families impacted by terrorism, military conflict and mass violence.

With warmest regards,
Terry
NEXT MONTH: Rise Up for Resilience Gala

Join us for our Rise Up for Resilience Gala, a truly engaging, moving and entertaining virtual experience featuring attendees from around the world. This year we will be honoring General Maryanne Miller, USAF, Commander, Air Mobility Command, and Robert Greifeld, Chairman of Virtu Financial, Former Chairman and CEO of NASDAQ. Our emcee will be Brooke Baldwin, host of CNN Newsroom.

Contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
Morgan Stanley Lights on Broadway

Tuesday's Children is honored to be the featured nonprofit for Morgan Stanley's Lights on Broadway initiative this September. Our messaging will be displayed across 13,000 square feet of signage on Times Square between 47th Street and 48th Street on Broadway, running continuously throughout the month.

Unable to see this feature in person? Stay tuned to our social media for highlights.
Survey Results: How the COVID-19 Crisis is Impacting Our Families

This summer, we surveyed Tuesday's Children families about the impact the pandemic was having on them, families who have already endured great trauma and loss due to terrorism, military conflict or mass violence. The results are devastating.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday's Children shifted to virtual service delivery and has hosted more than 30 online programs since April of 2020. We are proud to report it is making a difference for those we serve and is a desperately needed source of connection during this socially distanced time.
Now, more than ever, your support is vitally needed to help Tuesday's Children continue to provide these life-changing programs.
Mentor Spotlight: Lindsay and Eva

Eva, a Gold Star child, lives in Teaneck, NJ with her mom and sister. She loves card games, puzzles and her two hairless cats. Eva coped with her father's many deployments and then his passing in service to our country last year. Eva's mom was looking for someone who could offer Eva a safe space and the chance to share her many talents and interests. That's where Lindsay comes in.

A second grade teacher who also lost her father at a young age, Lindsay loves theatre, reading, cooking, museums and, like Eva, puzzles. While she has been eyeing the Tuesday's Children Mentoring Program for a while, she felt her unique summer break granted by the pandemic was the catalyst that prompted her involvement.

If there's one positive that has come out of these unprecedented times, this match might be it! The two formed a quick bond during their initial virtual introduction and plan to pursue a "hybrid" match going forward that includes both in-person and digital meetings. When it is safe to do so, they will get together for a puzzle visit!
We are also celebrating a match anniversary this month!

We are excited to highlight Christian, a Gold Star child, and Ron, his volunteer Mentor, who celebrated their one-year match anniversary on August 1st. Ron has introduced Christian to so many new adventures, including their shared passion for the volunteer fire department in their local community.
We're always looking for in-person Youth Mentors, online e-Mentors and Career Mentors. To get involved, please contact mentoring@tuesdayschildren.org.
Recent Programs and Family Engagement Events
Shark Zone Virtual Tour
In August, Tuesday's Children and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (MOTE) collaborated to host a virtual tour focused on shark research and care. Participants enjoyed a live shark training and feeding session complete with an informative Q&A with ocean experts.
Our Upcoming Fundraising Events
Rise Up and Remember: Virtual 5K

Registration is now open for Tuesday's Children's first annual Virtual 5K. Supporters from all over the nation will come together virtually to walk or run a 5K (3.1 miles) on September 11, 12 and 13.* Join us and help Tuesday's Children "Rise Up and Remember."

*Registrants can participate in the race on any of the above dates.
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.

Contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
Upcoming Community Fundraisers
Submissions on the Shore

Submissions on the Shore is a Southern California-based professional grappling promotion whose main interest is in supporting women in grappling.

On September 11th and 12th, Submissions on the Shore will be in Spring Valley, CA with two nights of women's submission only Jiu Jitsu. The event will be in support of Tuesday's Children.

CLICK HERE for more information/to get involved.

Follow Submissions on the Shore on social media: Instagram
Feltman's of Coney Island: Jimmy Quinn Mets Game

Jimmy Quinn, who was killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, was the ultimate #1 die-hard New York Mets fan. Every year since his death, the Quinn family (the owners of Feltman's) have gathered at Citi Field for the annual Jimmy Quinn Mets Game.

On September 11th, 2020, tune in at 6:37 pm EST to the New York Mets game and help Feltman's of Coney Island support Tuesday's Children and celebrate their brother's life and greatest passion.

CLICK HERE for more information/to get involved.

Follow Feltman's on social media: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram
9/11 Memorial Car Meet

Field Life Inc. is proud to collaborate with Tuesday's Children to bring people together on the Carolina Coast for a day of remembrance, racing and more! This completely sanctioned car meet will be held at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC at Noon EST on Sunday, September 12th.

The family-friendly event will include music, concessions, events and some old fashioned drag racing, all in support of Tuesday's Children.

CLICK HERE for more information/to get involved.
9/11 Memorial Ride

American Legion Riders Spokane 9 are hosting a 9/11 Memorial Ride benefitting Tuesday's Children. Join them for a four-hour ride around Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, with a few stops along the way for fuel and a visit to the Veterans' Memorial in Oldtown. Registration includes an event t-shirt and patch to commemorate this impactful day.

CLICK HERE for more information/to get involved.
911s on 9/11

Rob Jantelle is a long-time Porsche driver and enthusiast who is heavily involved in the Porsche community. In addition to his love of luxury cars, Rob is interested in charity work. He combined these two passions to create the 911s on 9/11 fundraiser.

Last year's inaugural event, a partnership between NorthEast Drivers Club and AIM performance, was a resounding success that raised $1,500 for Tuesday's Children. Rob hopes to double that figure for this event and continue to grow it in the years to come.

CLICK HERE for more information/to get involved.

Follow 911s on 9/11 on social media: Instagram
Interested in holding a community fundraiser to support Tuesday's Children? Please contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
Upcoming Programs, Fundraisers & Family Engagement Events
Check out our website calendar for information on all future events.

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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.