Grapevine, TX
Snowball Express
Snowball Express 2016
Sat, December 31, 2016 at 11:55PM (Central)
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Help us care for the needs of the children who have lost a Mom or Dad
while serving in our Armed Forces since 9/11
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Here is how you can help!
 1    Create your own Snowball Express "Power of 10" Team fundraising page by clicking here.

 2    Recruit at least 10 friends to join your team and donate.

 3    Click the DONATE button above to make a donation.

 4    Click here to see a list of fundraiser teams that are supporting our cause.

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Ask each of your 10 friends to start their own team and recruit 10 of their friends.

With your help we can bring more children together this December.
PLEASE HELP..... START YOUR TEAM TODAY

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Ten Years & Counting:
Thank You! We Could Not Have Done It Without You
As We Enter into Our Eleventh Year, We Reflect on Our History Over the Past Ten Years

10 Years Ago.... Snowball Express began with a Simple Idea:  Create hope and new happy memories for the children of our Military fallen heroes. 

10 Years Later.... that simple idea has grown into:  Our Ongoing Mission:  Honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, education, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another. 
 

10 years ago we began connecting children and brought together a few hundred family members. 
10 years later  we are bringing together more than 1,700.  
10 years ago we started with a trip to Disneyland for a few days. 
10 years later  we are a full program of activities designed to inspire these children, help them heal together as one big family, provide educational opportunities, and help the children stay connected throughout the year so that they develop friendships and support that last a lifetime. 

Thanks to the public's generosity, we have served the needs of thousands of children over the past decade with GREAT success. This year we need YOU more than ever. The number of children we serve has grown, but so has the cost of essential goods and services. 

We need your to help. Please help make a personal donation and then start a "Snowball-10 Support Team" viral campaign. In keeping with our 10th Anniversary theme, The Power of 10 - The Power of YOU" is simple:
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A FEW OF OUR FALLEN HEROES & THEIR FAMILIES
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
We can never do enough to repay such sacrifice, but we must try 
 

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Where your money goes: Why You are Important: 
 
Your donations assist with the annual gathering in December - at a time when children and surviving spouses need positive and uplifiting experiences more than ever. We also host our "Snowflake" events; one day community events that give our kids an opportunity to reconnect in their own community, and gives the citizens an opportunity to meet and support their local Gold Star families.
 
Every December, we host the largest gathering in the world of children of our fallen heroes. This is only possible because of the tremendous public support from corporations, organizations, and individual citizens who rally to support these children,  “America’s Children”. 

Children joined together because of an unimaginable common tragedy.  Each child we serve has lost a parent while serving on active duty in our Military since 9/11.

Each child knows the pain of losing their hero, their dad or mom. These kids understand each other and 
relate to one another in a way that only they can truly understand. Connecting these children and families to each other helps them heal. Giving these children an opportunity to ”just be kids” helps them realize that it is okay to smile, laugh and have fun again. Including them in programs and experiences that are designed to honor, inspire, educate, and connect them to others just like them, who will become friends for life helps them move forward in a positive way.  The “Magic” that happens when these children come together is remarkable, and for many the experience is life changing.  We need you to help us create these life-changing experiences. We need your support to make all of this possible. Very simply, we need YOU to accomplish our mission.
 
Because of YOU we continue to bring these children and families together. WE NEED YOU to help make 2016 a year that brings more kids together, inspires and educates more of “America’s Children” that ever before.  Help us give them life changing experiences that will help them heal and move forward in life knowing that their sacrifices are remembered, and the ultimate sacrifice of their dad or mom is appreciated, honored, and will never be forgotten. 




 
Should your donation be In Honor Of or In Memory Of, you will be able to fill out that information on the donation page in the Tribute area.

If you prefer to donate via a check, our mailing address for donations is:
 
Snowball Express 
c/o Bank of Texas
Dept 14728 
P.O Box 650823 
Dallas, Texas 75265

 
NOTICE:
This "Power of 10" Snowball Express team fundraising campaign is a general fundraising campaign and the funds raised will be used to support the children/families attending the 2015 annual event.  Funds may not be directed to a specific child or family. (Our goal is to bring as many children as possible to this event, however the total number of attendees will be limited by the number of available hotel rooms).
A Few of Our Heroes with their Family:
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
 Ultimate Sacrifice Remembered Forever






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