Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fatigues To Fabulous


- Give an Hour and the Society For Women's Health Research Unite to Support 1.8 Million Women Armed Forces Veterans via a Commemorative Watch by DKNYC to be Sold Exclusively at HSN-
-Fashion Event to be Held during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Featuring Distinguished Women Veterans, Top Designers and Celebrity Friends-

DKNYC has designed the exclusive watch, featuring traditional military "dog tag" imagery with a stylish feminine twist.      

The watch will be available in multiple color-ways (red, white blue, beige camouflage and brown camouflage) for $ 59.95 exclusively through starting August 19th and on HSN September 8, 9 and 11.

Give an Hour will receive a portion of the proceeds for each watch sold.

The inaugural F2F fashion event will be held at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) in Lincoln Center's Courtyard on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 12:30 pm ET. This is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the power of fashion week with its glamour and media attention to shine a spotlight on the unique issues affecting these deserving women.

The event will feature six women veterans, including Give an Hour's own Jennifer Crane, dressed by top American designers including Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. The event will honor their service to our country and recognize the challenges they face as they come home. These veterans will share their stories - so that our country will better understand their experiences and their needs. The event will end with a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace" by Anne Marie Faison, a U.S. Army veteran who served for 20+ years and retired in 2009 as a wounded warrior.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Give an Hour Partners with LHI to Better Serve our Nation’s Heroes

Give an Hour and Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI), a company which provides health care to U.S. Service members, recently teamed up to better address the needs of our nation’s heroes. The partnership allows Give an Hour to tap the marketing expertise and organizational resources at LHI to reach a wider audience of potential volunteer providers. Meantime, the arrangement allows LHI to extend an opportunity to Give an Hour volunteers to deepen their commitment to Servicemen and women by joining LHI’s nationwide provider network.

Based in La Crosse, Wis., LHI is dedicated to providing care for mission critical; offering the best in health care services to the men and women who keep America safe and running. With a nationwide provider network of more than 25,000, LHI offers both on-location and in-clinic services, and is currently looking for behavioral health providers to add to its workforce. Providers are compensated for their time and enjoy flexible scheduling and the opportunity to give back even more to our military.

LHI shares the same deep-seated commitment Give an Hour has to Service members who encounter difficulties post-deployment. LHI providers help identify potential Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, behavioral health and chemical dependency issues and refer Service members in need of follow-up care. Last year alone, LHI identified more than 300 Service members who indicated they had immediate plans to harm themselves or others, potentially saving hundreds of lives.

LHI has been awarded the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Defense to an employer, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award. In addition, LHI supports Veterans’ causes through generous planned giving, and is a proud supporter of Give an Hour. To learn more about LHI and how to join their provider network, go to

Source: LHI

Monday, August 1, 2011

GAH Global Giving Challenge!!

Give an Hour is participating in a donations "challenge" for the month of August 2011 as part of a web based giving campaign called Global Giving. If we receive $4,000 or more in donations through the Global Giving website from a minimum of 50 individual donors, GAH will become a regular member charity at Global Giving. This membership will lead to additional exposure to donors and additional donations for our organization.

All donations raised in August will benefit GAH - but we believe that we can exceed our minimum goal if you and others support this effort. If you are a member of our volunteer network of providers, you are already donating your time and we thank you. Please assist us in this effort by sending this notice to 5 friends and ask them to consider making a donation. All donations of $10 or more are accepted.

The GAH project described on Global Giving's website is an expansion of our outreach program. Please take a moment to review it. It will allow GAH to reach more providers and assist those in need – especially those who live in rural or remote areas where services are limited or unavailable.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by contacting Lisa Calixto ( or Katherine Wilkins ( We are counting on all of our friends to help us in this critical effort. You can donate, ask your friends to donate, or do both! You can access GAH's project page by clicking on the following link:

Thank you for your compassion and generosity.