BuildASign.com Celebrates Military Appreciation Month With Donation of Nearly 240,000 Welcome Home Banners for Troops
AUSTIN, TX, May 8, 2012—BuildASign.com, a leading online custom printing provider, today announced a major milestone in its efforts to support military heroes, with nearly 240,000 Welcome Home banners donated to friends and family of returning servicemen and women. The Troops program, which was launched in 2008, has become one of the company’s most notable philanthropic efforts, with donations totaling more than $7.6 million in retail value.
In an effort to expand on current Troops efforts and celebrate Military Appreciation Month, BuildASign.com also launched a national giving campaign through its home décor brand, Easy Canvas Prints. As part of the its Canvas for a Cause initiative, the brand partnered with American Fallen Soldiers Project, Armed Services YMCA, Operation Finally Home and Wish Upon a Hero Foundation to donate 25% of purchases made during the month of May to the non-profits. Customers will also receive a 25% discount, and can visit http://www.easycanvasprints.com/military, using donation code “Military2012” to participate.
“It’s been an honor to provide our troops with a token of our appreciation and to make their return home something even more memorable,” said Dan Graham, Founder and CEO of BuildASign.com. “The launch of the Canvas for a Cause campaign was a natural extension of our support, and we look forward to giving back to our deserving partner organizations.”
“We are so excited to partner with BuildASign.com to support our troops and their families during Military Appreciation Month,” said Brittany Catton, Director of Marketing at Armed Services YMCA. “Our servicemen and women already sacrifice so much. With BuildASign.com’s help, we can continue to power more than 150 programs sites nationwide to make military life easier for nearly 500,000 enlisted military families each year.
” The BuildASign.com Troops program is a component of the BuildASign Gives program, through which the company has donated more than $350,000 to over 400 local and national non-profits. It was initially launched as a one-time campaign to donate 10,000 banners to friends and families of troops, but when the 10,000 mark was reached within three weeks, the company decided to expand the program and continue it indefinitely. Today, the program boasts fans around the world, with more than 8,800 military friends and family members regularly sharing stories and photos on the BuildASign Troops Facebook page.