Someone once said, “A Dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.”
Fathers’ Day is a day set aside for honoring Dads and celebrating all that they mean in our lives. For military children it can be a sad day when Dad is an ocean away deployed to a foreign land. Special days like Father’s Day, Christmas and Birthdays are especially hard when a parent is deployed. Operation Hug-A-Hero seeks to pay tribute to these special kids as they cope with separation. Military children go through a range of emotions when Dad is away, everything from fears about his safety to worrying about the reunion when he returns. While the deployed or fallen parent can never be replaced, a Hug-A-Hero doll can offer solace during their most trying times such as a holidays and special occasions.
The Hug-A-Hero doll features the head-to-toe photograph of the child’s active duty parent (usually dressed in uniform), with a pocket in the back to save pictures or letters from their loved one. This one-of-a-kind doll is incredibly durable and washable so it can survive many deployments.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Operation Hug-A-Hero today. Your $20 gift can alleviate the worry and suffering of a small child missing their deployed or fallen parent. These brave children deserve the admiration and steadfast support of all Americans.
Individuals who wish to donate directly can do so via the Operation Hug-A-Hero website: www.operationhugahero.org. Corporations, Civic Groups, and Community Groups are encouraged to contact OHAH Director of Communications, Carla Olivo at 540-847-1467 or Carla.Contento-Olivo@operationhugahero.org or Executive Director Lisa Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org.