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From Thursday June 12, 2014.

Impacting 40,000 Students Across the Country Through Operation Caring Classroom

The NASCAR Foundation is excited to announce this year’s partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation as the title sponsor of its classroom program, Operation Caring Classroom.  This partnership will enable The NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Forces Foundation to continue to impact children of military families in classrooms nationwide through the program.

This program increases awareness, appreciation and support among children for military families across the United States, and this year will impact over 40,000 children in 100 schools. The goal of this program is to educate children on the meaning of Veterans Day and to help them understand the sacrifice service members and their families make each day.

The partnership complements NASCAR – An American Salute, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend and will run through Independence Day weekend. NASCAR – An American Salute is an overarching platform to highlight all of the ways the NASCAR industry, partners and fans celebrate and thank service men and women and their families.

As a major event during the final weekend of the NASCAR – An American Salute platform, Friday, July 4, The NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Forces Foundation will assemble 1,750 classroom kits at Daytona International Speedway. These kits will support the Foundation’s education initiative and will include classroom necessities like glue sticks, hand sanitizer, pencils, crayons, as well as American flags and at random an iPad, Kindle or 3D printer.

Yet, our classroom outreach does not end as we coast into the lazy days of summer. The NASCAR Foundation is gearing up for its classroom activities in the fall as kids head back to school. Anticipated activities include classroom visits and innovative technology donations. You can help us make these gifts possible through making a donation between now and August 1st.

For more information on the Armed Forces Foundation and the partnership’s long-term and substantial classroom impact, continue here>>.