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COMMEMORATIVE MILITARY T-SHIRTS, HOODIES AND CAPS
As we enter our 17th year in business, customers have enabled D-Day Wear® to donate over $75,568.00 to various organizations, through products sales of our unique line of Baseball Cap, Sweatshirt, and T-shirt designs. Initially $54,250 went to the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France. Where we participated in honouring every fallen Canadian soldier from the D-Day Invasion with their Name on a memorial pillar on the very beach where they gave their all. We were able to have everything in place for the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014 and for that we thank you.
Since then, we have changed our current philanthropic direction and we are now donating to programs which serve war veterans that deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.). The way we look at it is we have dealt with the past, now we are dealing with the present, so people can have a future.
After dealing with the past, now it is time to deal with the present, so that our soldiers have a future. In the United States alone, over 22 Veterans take their lives each day, this doesn't even take into consideration the number of First Responders that have taken their lives. One can only wonder what the worldwide total is. It is time for us a s a society to stand up and look after those who stood and went where we could not to protect our freedoms and keep us safe.
From your purchases and donations $1,500 has been donated to VETS Canada's Guitars for Vets program, which is based on a simple concept: Veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP who suffer with PTSD or other service-related injuries or disabilities will be provided with a new or gently used guitar.
In 2019, we made a donation in kind of $8405.00 of idle and discontinued stock to the Friends of HMCS HAIDA gift shop for their fundraising initiatives, with an additional $2,000 donated to National Service Dogs.
2020 was a challenging year for all us, we were able to secure a retail location in the Peddler’s Village at the St Jacobs Farmers' Market where we were able to work a few days a week and were able to salvage part of the year.
This year D-Day Wear was able to donate $750.00 to National Service Dogs (www.nsd.on.ca/) for their P.T.S.D. puppy program and we made a donation in kind of $663.00 to the Seeds of Promise for Women International for their Christmas Basket Campaign, which were distributed to the needy and some homeless residents of the Kitchener Waterloo area.
It costs up to $30,000 to train a P.T.S.D. service dog and that there is a waiting list for those who require one. Over the last three years, through the gracious support of our customers, we have been able to donate $10,750. to National Service Dogs located in Cambridge, Ontario.
The song we released a song called 'This Flag Flies Free' to raise funds for World-Wide Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Organizations is available to download and funds raised from it will be donated to organizations that train service dogs for Veterans and First responders that suffer from PTSD. So please listen to the song, download it and share it with your friends. The song and video are here at www.thisflagfliesfree.com
Let's see what the next sixteen years will bring.
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