To all in our Tuesday's Children community,

As we pass the midway point of 2021, a year where Tuesday's Children is honoring 20 Years of Service, we reflect on how much we've accomplished thus far. We held a virtual summer session of Project COMMON BOND, our international peacebuilding program, which, to date, has served nearly 900 participants from 34 countries. We continued to provide career-oriented workshops courtesy of generous partners and connected Gold Star children with e-Mentors. We still have children waiting for mentors and could always use your help with these virtual and in-person connections. CLICK HERE to learn more about this life-changing program and get involved today.

While this year has already been a whirlwind, there's still much more to come. This September, we will host our 20 Years of Service Gala both virtually (free!) and in-person. As with everything Tuesday's Children does, this is with the best interest of our families at heart, and a chance to honor the children we've seen grown into successful young adults, many of whom now have their own families. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Gala and to register now.

We hope you can all join us at our Gala next month, whether that's from your computer screen in Texas or in person at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, in Queens, NY. If you can't do either, rest assured there will be plenty more opportunities to get involved with Tuesday's Children, including our Rise Up and Remember: 9/11 5K. CLICK HERE to register now.

Together, we can continue providing a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence for the next 20 years and many more after that.

With much gratitude for your continued support,
Terry
Two Decades of Tuesday's Children
Tuesday's Children is proud to have provided a lifetime of healing for two decades, and it's due in part to your support. Whether you opened your office to our community on Take Our Children to Work Day, offered insight to young professionals via a career workshop, mentored a Gold Star child, sponsored a golf outing or simply made a financial contribution, you did your part to keep Tuesday's Children thriving.

This September, we will pause to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the foundation of Tuesday's Children, and look back on 20 Years of Service. On September 12, we will look ahead to the future and another decade of offering programs and services to Military Families of the Fallen, communities impacted by mass violence and those forever changed by 9/11.
Mentoring Match Spotlight: Connor and Brian
Connor, a Gold Star child, was first paired with his mentor, Brian, who lost his father on 9/11, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the resourceful duo was able to get creative and find a safe, socially-distanced way to begin building their bond: drive-by visits.

These first few meetings were a chance for Connor and Brian to get to know each other. Like Brian, Connor lost his father and it was comforting to spend time with someone who understood exactly what he was going through.

They also discovered a shared interest in hobbies. Sports are a huge passion for Connor and Brian feels the same. When they start chatting about their favorite teams, time just seems to fly! It flew by so fast that before they knew it, the world was opening up and with it came more opportunities to create new memories.

Brian jokes that he needs to come up with more ideas than taking Connor out for burgers and ice cream, but the duo get along so well that something as simple as heading out for a meal is all they need. The location might be the same, but the conversation is always new.
New York City Fire Dept. Lieutenant Joseph Leavey, Brian's father, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Brian recently spoke to USA Today about how the feeling of loss lingers nearly 20 years later, especially now that Brian is a father himself.

CLICK HERE to read the article now.
Connor and Brian recently celebrated their one-year match anniversary this past July. If they were able to create a connection during a pandemic year, we can only image what these next twelve months have in store!

Looking to support our Youth Mentoring program and help Gold Star children find long-term adult role models? CLICK HERE to learn more.
Celebrating 20 Years of Service Gala
The Celebrating 20 Years of Service Gala will be held both virtually and in person this year. CLICK HERE to choose a ticket option that meets your needs.

The New York Mets, a long-standing partner of Tuesday's Children, are opening up their home at Citi Field for a truly memorably evening. Held outside, on the field, guests will enjoy a VIP experience complete with live entertainment and a cocktail reception.

This year we are proud to honor The New York Mets Organization and New York Mets Alumni Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco, Al Leiter, Bobby Valentine, Robin Ventura and Todd Zeile and General Stanley McChrystal, USA, Retired.

Contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
7th Annual Military Golf Classic
Join us on Monday, October 4, for our annual Military Golf Classic at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ. This year we are proud to honor Thomas Flaherty, Senior General Manager - Related Management Company.

Contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
Saks OFF 5TH x Tuesday's Children
On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Saks OFF 5TH will be donating 5% of net proceeds from its stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to Tuesday's Children. In addition, Saks OFF 5TH has created a custom shop accessible through its Instagram and Facebook channels, and it will be donating 10% of net proceeds from the shop from September 10 through September 12.

Reflecting on the partnership, Saks OFF 5TH President & CEO, Paige Thomas, shared, "In recognition of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, Saks OFF 5TH is extremely proud to partner with Tuesday's Children and support their healing efforts. As a New York-based company with offices across the street from One World Trade, we are reminded daily of the sacrifices made on that day. We remain steadfast in our mission of reflecting and supporting the communities we serve."
Donor Hall of Fame

Thank you to our corporate donors whose contributions make a difference to the families we serve. Because of your generosity, Tuesday's Children has been able to provide vital programming such as Long-Term Youth Mentoring, career-oriented services, peacebuilding programs, retreats and more.
TATA Consultancy Services

TATA Consultancy Services has been a longtime supporter of Tuesday's Children's mission and a dedicated program partner.

From welcoming children to their office for Take Our Children to Work Day and participating in a Day of Service to designing Stars of Hope for communities impacted by mass violence, TCS is deeply committed to the mission of Tuesday's Children.

The partnership continues this fall, as they will be sponsoring our Rise Up and Remember: 9/11 5K, a weekend-long virtual event where participants from all over the country will walk and run in support of Tuesday's Children. CLICK HERE to learn more and register now.

Thank you, TATA Consultancy Services, for your constant generosity. We look forward to what the future holds.
H-E-B

Tuesday's Children recently hosted 120 Gold Star families at SeaWorld San Antonio for a day of fun and friendship. Whether it was laughing over lunch, riding roller coasters or cooling off at SeaWorld's waterpark, Aquatica, every moment was a chance to smile and make memories.

"For me, this day is really about seeing my kids having fun with other kids who also lost their Dads. Please have more of these events!"
-Gold Star Mom

We are extremely grateful to our generous supporters at H-E-B who helped make this day possible and look forward to future collaborations.
NFL

The National Football League has provided endless opportunities for Tuesday's Children families throughout the years. From allowing us to unfurl the American flag at MetLife Stadium during the New York Giants home opener to sending a Gold Star family to Super Bowl LII and various ticketed events across the country, every year has truly been something special. In addition to these efforts, their ongoing financial support has allowed our long-term youth mentoring program for Gold Star children to blossom.

There's more in store as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and we're grateful to the NFL for providing families forever changed by the events of that horrific day with the chance to create new memories. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
DIY Fundraiser Spotlight:
Dexter and The Merrick Inn
While the Merrick Inn, a Lexington, KY restaurant, might be known locally as a cozy spot to indulge in Southern staples, it's known to all of us at Tuesday's Children as a valued and appreciated supporter. More specifically, Dexter, an employee, is.

Dexter, who works at the beloved manor house-turned dining establishment, is closely connected to the foundation of Tuesday's Children's work. His mother's close friend was killed on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and he was eager to find a way to honor her legacy.

For several years, Dexter has been selling 4 Roses Distillery Bourbon at The Merrick Inn's bar and donating the proceeds back to Tuesday's Children. Every sip, shake, stir and pour has made a difference to the families we serve, and we applaud Dexter's creative way of giving back to a community he cares so much about.

CLICK HERE to learn more about The Merrick Inn.

Interested in fundraising for Tuesday's Children? CLICK HERE to learn more.
August is National Make-A-Will Month
You can feel great about taking care of this important task, provide for the people you love AND see your legacy live on in the hearts of surviving children and families.

In doing so, you'll also be welcomed into our highly-valued community – our Visionary Leaders Legacy Circle. CLICK HERE to learn more about how a gift that costs nothing today will transform lives tomorrow.

If a will isn't right for you, or you already have one and want to easily incorporate Tuesday's Children into your long-term plans, there are many ways to get involved.

Thank you for always being there for the families Tuesday's Children serves, and for making sure the loved ones lost continue to be remembered and honored.

To learn more about making a will, or other ways to leave your legacy for Tuesday's Children, contact Julia@tuesdayschldren.org.
2020 Annual Report
We anticipated that 2020 would be a year full of community programs, peer support and continued growth, but we could not have predicted the challenges we would face as an organization, as a community, and as a society with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a year that tested us all in so many ways, but what proved constant and true was the strength of our community, our families and the need for flexibility and connectedness. This Annual Report represents Tuesday's Children's ability to lean into a new virtual – and now hybrid given how successful it has been – environment and continue to provide a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.

CLICK HERE to read our 2020 Annual Report.
Tuesday's Children Junior Board Presents:
The Remember Resilience Gala
Join Tuesday's Children's Junior Board at Torch & Crown on Saturday, September 18, for The Remember Resilience Gala: Twenty Years of Tuesday's Children.

This charity benefit, held in support of families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence, will include live music, an auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, as per NYS regulations.

Contact Matt@tuesdayschildren.org for more information.
Junior Board Member Spotlight: Katie
While we can't bring back the loved ones we lost, we can do our part to honor their legacy. Katie's father, a NYPD Sergeant and 9/11 First Responder, made it his life's work to serve others. As a member of Tuesday's Children's Junior Board, Katie is able to do the same.

She has been part of this community of leaders since 2014 when she ran the Hamptons Half Marathon in honor of her father and donated the proceeds to Tuesday's Children. Shortly after, Katie was introduced to members of the Junior Board and has been actively involved ever since.

In addition to running several other races for Tuesday's Children and being a career mentor, she has co-chaired multiple Junior Board events and is currently spearheading our first ever esports tournament this September. A fun, interactive event that will pair Tuesday's Children family members with influencers, athletes and notable esports stars to compete in Rocket League, it's sure to be a memorable day for all. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Although the esports tournament is in Brooklyn, Katie currently lives in Los Angeles and we're so impressed with her ability to not only pioneer East Coast events, but to balance her Junior Board work with her very busy life.

Katie is a marketing executive, who most recently worked at Dollar Shave Club, and is also a member of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Media's Alumni Board (Go Heels!) and AdWeek's CMO Mentorship Program.

We're not sure where Katie's journey will take her next, but we're thrilled to be there every step of the way. Thanks to ambitious young professionals like Katie, Tuesday's Children has been able to provide a lifetime of healing for two decades, and will continue to do so for many more to come.
Rise Up and Remember: 9/11 5K

Tuesday's Children is excited to bring back our Rise Up and Remember: 9/11 5K. Supporters from all over the nation will virtually come together to walk or run 5K (3.1 miles) on September 10, 11 and 12* as we honor 20 Years of Service. Join us (again or for the first time) and help Tuesday's Children "Rise Up and Remember."

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

CLICK HERE to register as a participant in our Rise Up and Remember: 9/11 5K
While the deadline has passed to receive your race materials in time for the event, you will still get your commemorative items later in the month!

CLICK HERE to download our official social media tool kit and spread the word.

For questions regarding the 5K and other fundraising events, please contact Kristen@tuesdayschildren.org.
Volunteer with Tuesday's Children

From signing up to be a long-term youth or career mentor, to hosting a community fundraiser, making an online donation and more, there's plenty of ways to support Tuesday's Children and the families we serve.

For questions about volunteer opportunities with Tuesday's Children, please contact info@tuesdayschildren.org.

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Fall Fun with Tuesday's Children Swag

As sad as it is to see the summer go, fall brings a new chance to show off your exclusive Tuesday's Children merchandise. Need a comfortable hoodie to stay warm during chilly nights? A hat to keep the sunset out of your eyes? Maybe a new reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated on an October morning hike? Find all of this and more at our online store.

As always, shipping is free and all items are discounted by 20% in honor of our 20 Years of Service.

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.
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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.