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Dear Friends of ThanksUSA:

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President, are calling on all Americans to “join forces” in supporting military families. The First Lady challenged “every segment of American society not to simply say thank you but to mobilize, take action and make a real commitment to supporting our military families.”

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As a friend of ThanksUSA, you are part of this important national effort. We want to thank you for your support.
Our sixth year of scholarship applications opened on April 1, with a May 15 application deadline. Please spread the word to your friends who might be interested in applying.

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The appeal of ThanksUSA’s mission has attracted an amazing array of supporters and new requests to partner on innovative fund-raising campaigns. We have partnered with fundraiser Mobile Cause to let people securely donate $10 directly from their mobile phones by text messaging our unique keyword, THANKSUSA, to the number 85944. For more information, please see our website.

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ThanksUSA also enjoys continued support from some remarkable corporations and foundations for events and named scholarships. Our updates below show that there is something for everyone involved with ThanksUSA during 2011, whether they are music lovers, tennis buffs, yoga students, golf enthusiasts, basketball fans, coffee drinkers, or people who just love elegant gatherings that support a great mission.

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Basketball Star Stephan Curry is ThanksUSA’s National Spokesperson!
ThanksUSA’s enthusiastic new national spokesperson, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, is launching a Twitter campaign about ThanksUSA soon and sponsoring a fundraising golf tournament this fall on the Warriors’ home turf near San Francisco. He’ll also take ThanksUSA’s message to people across the country through public service announcements and community outreach.

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Hill Bros. Coffee Launches Hometown Heroes Program to Support ThanksUSA
Hills Bros. Coffee (HBC) has launched the “Hill Bros. Homefront Heroes” campaign that will raise funds for at least 10 ThanksUSA scholarships (with a possibility of up to 50). The campaign runs through March 31, 2012. The company is encouraging consumers to buy specially marked Hill Bros. Coffee and go to a website to register the codes inside the containers. Hills Bros. will donate 10 ThanksUSA scholarships to military families for every 100,000 online supporters. Look for the special displays where Hill Bros. coffee is sold.

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Bikram Yoga Studios Join Forces with ThanksUSA During May
Bikram “hot yoga” studios will join forces with ThanksUSA during May, Military Appreciation Month, to raise funds for our scholarship program. Studios will conduct special fund-raising activities and encourage students to donate individually to support ThanksUSA. This effort was designed by Alexandria, Va.-based Bikram instructor Jim Ambrogi, a wounded veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, who has used Bikram yoga to help him recover from debilitating wounds. Learn more at Bikram Salutes Military Families.

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USPTA’s ‘Tennis Thanks Our Troops’ over Memorial Day Weekend Will Raise Funds for ThanksUSA
The U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will encourage tennis pros from across the Mid-Atlantic region to join their students, members and guests on Memorial Day weekend in donating a portion of lesson revenue and activity fees to ThanksUSA. Companies that want to sponsor can match up to $50,000 of the funds raised by USPTA. Look for significant promotion via flyers, press releases, websites, Facebook, Twitter and Google.
We hope you will visit www.ThanksUSA.org for additional news and information and will stay in touch with us. We are grateful for your interest and support!

Sincerely,

Michele Stork
Executive Director
ThanksUSA

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