Siblings Day Foundation Announces: Siblings Day to be Celebrated in the U.S. and Worldwide on April 10

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Siblings Day: Develop, Nurture & Sustain the Special Bond Between Siblings

April 10, 2018 will be the 21st anniversary of Siblings Day (SD). It was created by Claudia Evart who is also the founder of the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF).

A native New Yorker, Claudia Evart was inspired to create the SDF and SD to honor and memorialize her only siblings, Alan and Lisette.

“All siblings should be appreciated, honored and celebrated on April 10 each year and have a day to call their own," says Evart. Siblings Day can be celebrated by family members of all ages with hugs, cards, flowers, or special dinners. More and more countries, including India, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan, continue or have begun to celebrate Siblings Day. We hope SD will be a very popular topic on social and other media this year as it has been in the past.

“We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but we are not honoring our sisters and brothers. Siblings Day is already recognized in 49 states by gubernatorial proclamations," she points out. "The last three presidents -- Obama, Bush and Clinton -- have also recognized the day by issuing a Presidential Message during their term in office."

Over the years, Siblings Day has been celebrated at all-day events in the U.S. at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, the Seattle Children’s Museum, and at other children museums as well as at universities and colleges.

During the past year, the SDF has expanded a social media campaign including regular tweets, posts and emails to encourage the adoption of National Siblings Day in the U.S. SDF has also been working on establishing a United Nations resolution for an International Siblings Day.

“Currently under development are a National Directory of Sibling Support Organizations and Groups for general reference within the U.S. and a resource guide to further pursue our mission of uniting and reuniting siblings," says Evart. "Initiatives in the planning stages include Sibling 2 Sibling Support Groups, a Lost Sibling Registry, Adopt-A-Sibling Program and The Sibling Rights Project. We rely on the wonderful personal gifts of time and talent provided by individuals who volunteer their knowledge and skills to assist us in carrying out our projects and also rely on the generous support of private funders to further our mission.”

The SDF is a tax-exempt, volunteer organization. Visit our website http://www.siblingsday.org for information on donating, volunteering and for free SD e-cards or write to us at info(at)siblingsday(dot)org or SDF, P.O. Box 85 Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.

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