Summer Newsletter

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Full Circle Home

Honoring Celebrating and Connecting our Troops and their Heroes at Home

15,000 boxes, 15,000 stories

As of Father’s Day, Full Circle Home has sent out almost 15,000 gift sets!  They’ve gone to every state in the nation and to bases around the world.  We’ve helped troops deployed to 27 countries, on 21 ships, 6 cutters and 1 submarine.  We’ve sent gifts in their names to moms and dads, wives and husbands, fiances, girlfriends and boyfriends, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, teachers, a nanny and a gold star mom.  There are so many stories behind why they want to send their love home - stories of parents setting an example, or a daughter stepping up to be the adult while her mom is deployed, a wife who has been someone’s “beacon in a storm” or the father who takes care of their special needs children.  There are so many stories of strength under fire, grace in adversity and selfless love.  It’s an honor to serve them.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Once again FCH distributed gifts to the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed.  94 Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts were passed out with the help of 3 from Exelis Corp along with Evie Archer (the recording artist who put her song, “On Christmas Day” to our photos) and her mother - so appropriate for Mother’s Day!   We were excited to see some of our Warriors progressing from the in-patient to the out-patient side!

Wrapping at the Naval Observatory in Washington DC

75 friends came together at the Naval Observatory to wrap Mother’s Day gifts.  Sponsors and supporters, Congressional Spouses, ROTC Hoya Battalion, friends and family prepared 500 boxes (1,500 gifts) in 2 hours!  We then got some help unloading them all at the Post Office.

Christmas Starts in June!

This Christmas holiday Full Circle Home will send out 1,000 gifts boxes.  That means, with the help of an army of volunteers, we will wrap 12,000 individual boxes!  We will be wrapping in Rochester starting in June with Morgan Stanley.  Over the upcoming months, we’ll be in Williamsville, Washington DC, New York City and more!  We’ll be taking our ribbon, shred and gifts on the road.

Many businesses and organizations (from craft groups to fraternities) will set up what is known as a Sponsored Wrapping Event as a team building program.  They let us know how many people will be attending, we bring enough gifts to keep them busy for a couple of hours and the group underwrites those boxes.  We gave been so excited by the popularity of this program!  

Coming together, making a difference, wrapping gifts (yes, there are even things to do for  someone who is all thumbs!), and stories from the troops - all in 2 hours!  People love it!

Contact FCH for more information on our team building Sponsored Wrap Program.

A special thanks to our corporate and organizational sponsors!

Exelis Corp.

Vertex Inc.

Webster Thomas Titans Cheerleading

Paul Miller Family Foundation

Delta Gamma, Zeta Delta Chapter

George Mason University Greek Life 

Morgan Stanley

M&T Charitable Foundation

Louis and Molly Wolk Foundation

Kilian J and Caroline F Schmitt Foundation Inc

Bergmann Associates 

Nimble User

Del Monte Hotel Group