GovX Donates Over $7,000 to Active Valor in Support of Gold Star Children

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The veteran-powered nonprofit mentors the children of fallen American military service members.

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The primary goal of every Valor Adventure is fun—Kids can participate in a variety of activities, from treasure hunts, games of Capture the Flag, and outdoor reconnaissance and spy games with Veterans trained in combat and fieldcraft.

A fundraising effort organized by GovX—the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military, first responders, and federal employees—has raised over $7,000 for Active Valor, the nonprofit that pairs Veterans as one-on-one mentors with children who have lost parents in the military, known as Gold Star Children.

The GovX community raised the funds with individual purchases of the newest entry in the Patch of the Month series, a special limited-edition patch designed in honor of the Liberty Bell. Proceeds from the patch were donated to the nonprofit after being on sale during the month of July.

Active Valor was designed by a former Navy SEAL and pairs Veterans as one-on-one mentors with children who've lost parents in the military. Mentors and kids embark on Valor Adventures, specially designed mission-based outings that develop kids' creativity, communication skills, confidence levels, and problem-solving abilities. Mentors impart valuable skills and knowledge gained from careers spent in the military.

"Active Valor is one of the most unique foundations we've ever supported," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "It's a heartfelt and touching organization that gives back to the families of heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and it's an honor to support their cause."

Valor Adventures welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 18, and focuses on giving each child a personal experience. Each Gold Star Child receives a personal Veteran mentor, an all-day adventure, and an agenda that fits their personal and emotional needs. The primary goal of every Valor Adventure is fun—Kids can participate in a variety of activities, from treasure hunts, games of Capture the Flag, and outdoor reconnaissance and spy games with veterans trained in combat and fieldcraft. One Valor Adventure featured a Zombie Hunt, complete with volunteer zombie actor and NERF guns for defeating the undead.

"It has been a pleasure to work with GovX on this campaign. Being a Veteran myself, it is an honor to work with companies such as GovX that go above and beyond to support our military, law enforcement and first responders," said Perry Yee, Active Valor CEO and co-founder. "Their efforts to support our mission with Active Valor will greatly benefit the Veterans and Gold Star families that we serve."

In addition to outdoor adventures helping kids grow and learn, Active Valor provides Veterans with a sense of purpose, fulfillment and community in their lives after their military service concludes. As a Veteran-run nonprofit, Active Valor understands the physical and mental toll that military service can exact. Their program reintroduces the value of brotherhood, community and the chance to complete a mission back into veterans' lives.

If you are a Gold Star Family and would like to learn more about Active Valor, visit their website, and learn more about Valor Adventures here.

About GovX
GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products, tickets and travel services from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at GovX.com.

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