As the daylight hours shorten and the autumnal air turns cooler, our thoughts often begin to turn towards the approaching holiday season. One holiday which is not celebrated with all the pomp and circumstance of many of the other late autumn/winter season is Veterans Day. Veterans day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11th. This holiday honors our military veterans, that is, persons who served – or are currently serving -- in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Yoga Project takes this time to recognize our military personnel by hosting its Annual Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week. Now in its 6th year, this event will span ten full days, beginning November 8th thru the 18th.
What happens during Veteran Yoga Project’s Gratitude Week
Over the course of 10 days, yoga teachers and yoga studios raise money to aid in recovery and resilience for our Veterans, families, and communities by conducting classes across the nation. Donations raised will fund yoga programs for our Veterans, families, and communities.
The VYP VGW campaign’s focus is to call attention to trauma-related conditions and the power of yoga as a tool for healing. Our goal is to raise $100,000 and have 500+ classes in 50 US states and beyond.
What You Can Do to Help
If you have already registered a Gratitude Week Class online, THANK YOU FOR JOINING FORCES with VYP. If not, please register your class here: VYP Gratitude Week Registration.
Looking for a Few Good Men and Women….
In order to make a significant impact, it takes a village. Help get the word out by reaching out to your social network. Create your own personal social media fundraising page, you can reach out to your social network to help you support VYP Gratitude Week and to honor those who have served.
We need at least 50-100 passionate social media fundraisers who can amplify our reach through their social networks. Can we please count on you to set up your own social media fundraising page for a VYP Gratitude Week Fundraiser? Our video will provide you with step by step instructions.
Watch and create your social media fundraising page within our NEON system [login required].
Send an email to your contact list. Don’t know what to write? We’ve crafted some suggested wording for your initial email to your contact list. Use ours or create your own.
Can’t Host a Class or Set Up a Fundraising Page?
No worries! Consider making a donation to Veterans Yoga Project in honor of a veteran you love…