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Join ClearedJobs.Net in Supporting Operation Jump Start

Posted by Rob Riggins

Please join us Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, VA from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm to support Operation Jump-Start VIII. Operation Jump Start is a charity event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers. The price of admission is a donation to support the solders as they “jump start” their new career.

Here’s How You Can Help

All Phases: Cash donations

Cash donations will go into a special, non-profit, tax-exempt fund established for the soldiers and their families. Make checks payable to the 501(c)3 organization The Aleethia Foundation, Tax id #51-0529300.

This fund is used to support special needs for the recovering soldiers and their families as they work to build new lives, whether it is a “first month/last month” deposit, bills forgotten while recovering, or to meet other educational/emotional needs.

Phase 1: Still in the hospital, keeping in touch, building strength

  1. Gift cards in $5 increments Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s or Subway.
  2. Gift cards for a nice meal out with the family – Baja Fresh, Café Deluxe, California Tortilla, Chipotle, Macaroni Grill, La Madeline, Maggiano’s, Mamma Lucia, Mon Ami Gabi and Pot Belly Sandwich Works – increments no larger than $25 please.

Phase 2: Transitioning to the work force, moving up and out

1. Dry-cleaned mens and ladies suits, coats, ties, etc. for office wear. This is not a clothing drive; emphasis is on mint quality, not quantity. Donate only what you would be proud to see our soldiers wearing as they dress for success on the way to a new career. Please mark clothes with a tag indicating the size of the item (makes disbursement easier). There is a particular need for larger sizes, 44 and up. 

2. Gift Certificates in increments of $15-25
            Coffee Places: Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Dunkin Donuts
            Grocery Stores: Giant, Safeway, Trader Joes, Honey Baked Ham,
            Drugstore: CVS

3. Thumb drives

4. New Laptops

If you are unable to attend the event but have donations to offer, please give them to a colleague who is attending as there will be no pre-collections.

For driving directions: http://custom.1105govinfo.com/events/operation-jump-start/information/travel-info.aspx.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:55 pm

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