We’re Proud to Support Enhancing the Lives of Military Families
We’re thrilled to announce that Little Patriots Embraced is our Charity of Choice for May. Little Patriots Embraced is a national charity, headquartered in Kirkwood, MO, that serves the children and families of our military.
Their mission is to enhance the lives of our military families in need, while their loved one is protecting our freedom. They have programs that address a multitude of needs that the children of deployed parents will experience. Their Military Dependent Tuition Fund provides tuition for summer camps, emergency assistance in times of family crisis, and funding for child care.
Their Military Youth Tour consists of the Project Bear Essentials program, anti-bullying program & Military Kids Fit for Life program.
Younger military children often experience extreme stress due to frequent moves, deployments, and even death of a loved one. The Project Bear Essentials program was designed as a resource to help offset that stress and help little ones deal with the curve balls. This program is for children between age 2 and 12 that are experiencing stress for various reasons. Children get to listen to someone read a book called “We Serve Too!” which recognizes the sacrifices that these children make and thanks them for their service. Children are then asked to discuss their feelings about having a parent that serves, how it feels to be a military kid, and whatever else is on their minds. The kids go home with a Little Patriots Embraced teddy bear and parents go home with the tools necessary to better communicate with their young child and help to change acting out behavior caused by extreme stress that was not recognized before.
Military Kids Fit for Life & anti-bullying program is for children ages 6 through 17 years old. The programs emphasize the importance of respect for yourself and respect for others. Kids get to discuss how proper nutrition and fitness positively impacts your life.
Through Little Patriots Embraced and our monthly Charity of Choice program we get to play a small part in stories like these:
A soldier from Fort Campbell, KY was at St. Louis Children’s Hospital with his wife and 6 children while his 8 year-old received proton radiation treatment for a brain tumor. LPE assisted the family with food, transportation and entertainment/activities while their daughter received treatment. She is now in remission.
A soldier’s child who has a respiratory illness and needs oxygen for any physical activity, was provided with a portable oxygen tank that the family’s insurance would not cover. This allowed the child to be able to participate in activities outside of the home.
LPE is bringing their programs to Military bases across the country with the Military Youth Tour. This includes a youth concert to recognize and thank the children for their service to our country. You can learn more about the tour on LittlePatriotsEmbraced.org.
Join Little Patriots Embraced for “Million Dollar Evening”
On Saturday June 4, 2016, LPE is producing “Million Dollar Evening” at a beautiful 40,000 square foot mansion on Lake St. Louis. Josh Flagg, a realtor, author, and star of the television series “Million Dollar Listing: LA” on the Bravo channel, will be in attendance as the night’s special guest. Other guests include local St. Louis Fox 2 News on-air television personalities, various sports athletes, and local radio personality Jamie Allman. Emceeing the event is Asher “The Smash” Benrubi. Scott Moore will be serving as the night’s DJ. Steve Davis, masquerading as Elvis Presley, will also be making a special appearance.
A donation for tickets to the event is set at $200 per person. Contact Little Patriots Embraced at (314)821-5800 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Patriots Embraced currently has thousands of Military children on their Program waiting lists on bases across the country. Perhaps you’d like to join us in helping them achieve their mission of enhancing the lives of our military families in need, while their loved one is protecting our freedom.
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