Early in the COVID-19 pandemic we found ourselves struggling to balance the stress of our professional lives with our most important commitments to our children. With schools closed it seemed impossible to give them the support they needed. On top of that, we rode the emotional rollercoaster of questions of job security, remote working, buying groceries and EVERYTHING else parents deal with. These experiences have the unique benefit of giving us perspective...often perspective that make us better people.
We quickly found ourselves valuing our school teachers more than ever. Not only did we experience a greater appreciation for the selfless and patient work they do, but also the immense challenges associated with resourcing and creating the many items needed to effectively educate children. This feeling of gratitude became the basis for our committed partnership with the incredible education focused charity DonorsChoose.
"Founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx, DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. Right now there are thousands of classroom requests that you can help bring to life with a gift of any amount." (DonorsChoose)
They essentially serve as a crowdsourcing platform where teachers are able to post their needs and be matched with generous contributors. Since our founding, we've dedicated ourselves to transforming our service in the military into service at home through giving back. We are proud to support DonorsChoose, our American teachers, and our school children.
Looking for an activity for your kids or classroom? Check out the Flags of Valor Kid's Flag Build Kit.