To all in our Tuesday’s Children community,
This year marks 20 years since the devastating attacks of Tuesday, September 11th, the event that created Tuesday’s Children as an organization to walk side by side with the 3,051 children who lost a parent that day.
Over the past 20 years, that mission has grown to provide services to some of our nation’s, and the world’s, most vulnerable populations. More than 42,000 people have benefited from our programs and today, we proudly serve America’s Gold Star families, those who answered the call to serve after 9/11.
In this extraordinary year, marking 20 Years of Service to our community, Tuesday’s Children is proud to honor and celebrate the children we’ve had the privilege to grow up with.
As the youngest reach the landmark of adulthood, we pause to reflect on all they have achieved. Throughout the year, we will be showcasing 20 inspirational stories from our community – stories of children, devastated, who have turned that tragedy into peace, hope and giving back – stories of mentors, advocates and peacebuilding leaders.
There will also be a full calendar of special events, and we hope everyone in our community will have the opportunity to get involved – from our Virtual Gala, to running and raising critical funds, to the simple act of lighting a light in memory of a loved one. Please keep an eye out for updates coming to your inbox on this and more, with our inaugural Memorial Day Virtual 5K launching next week.
Our families remain at the core of everything we do, and this year we look forward to continuing our journey together. We declared it two decades ago and the statement stands true today: we will #NeverForget.