Christmas: a Season of Good Wishes, Joy, and Hope

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Holiday Wishes

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you are part of a Christian faith or not, the season has come to be a time of good wishes, joy, and hope. These are three things we can all do with more of for the upcoming year.

The year 2021 has been a continuation of a challenge that we've all had to endure. We all yearn for our lives to go back to "normal," but we will continue to push forward and persevere until then. The year has been challenging for, too. We've held on and look forward to providing direct support to Marines around the country for the year 2022. We appreciate your ongoing support and commitment to supporting our troops and the organization that supports you.

On this holiday, let us keep the good wishes for our Marines serving around the world, joy for those who can be with family, and hope for a peaceful new year. Whether you can be with your Marine or Veteran on this day, we extend good wishes, joy, and hope to you and your families.

On behalf of our volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors, Merry Christmas.

Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder and Executive Director

Year-end Donations

Midnight Friday, December 31st is the deadline for charitable donations to be deducted from your 2021 Federal Income Tax Return. Please consider making your donation to Marine Parents. Click here to donate online and help us start the new year in the best way possible: in support of our Marines and their families at home! is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations will receive a receipt via email or US Mail. Our federal forms 990 are available for your review.

It is an honor and a privilege to support those who serve, and your unwavering support is the reason Marine Parents has been able to do so for almost 19 years. We look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for our outreach programs and services.

Thank you again for your continued support!

Our Outreach Programs

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for some of the work you helped us accomplish with our outreach programs this year.

Gold Star Legacy™

Gold Star Legacy strives to provide support, information, and services to Gold Star family members, to help promote events, memorials, and foundations in memory of their loved ones, and to encourage the public to honor and remember our fallen heroes. This year helped by providing materials for remembrance at funerals and promoting Gold Star family causes and memorials.

Warrior Support Team™

Our Warrior Support Team strives to provide resources and fellowship to wounded, ill, and injured troops and veterans, including those living with post-traumatic stress, as well as provide financial assistance during crisis situations for veterans. We were able to provide emergency assistance to Marines, veterans, and their families throughout the year. We wouldn't have been able to do this without your donations and support! THANK YOU! We also distributed the "Warrior Reintegration Bag" which provides books and resources to veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life.

The Luminary Initiative™

The Luminary Initiative promotes awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urges organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes. We are humbled to announce that nearly 4,000 individuals participated in luminary lighting events representing all 50 states in 2021.

Every Stage of the Corps

In addition to our outreach programs, provides informational websites for every stage of the Corps as well as a Place to Connect & Share® in our Official Facebook Groups. Our informational websites include:,,,, the Deployment Center, and our Unit Information Database™.

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