The National Pawnbrokers Association celebrates the 10th annual Gift Day by partnering with Operation Homefront to help provide critical financial assistance to military families.
Southlake, TX — On December 6, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) will celebrate the 10th year of its annual donation drive, Gift Day. Each year during the holiday season, NPA members come together to donate to community organizations that benefit those who need it most. This year, NPA members are asked to donate financial contributions to Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront’s mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they worked so hard to protect.
NPA president Tim Collier notes, “We are proud and excited to celebrate our 10th year of Gift Day with Operation Homefront, as pawnbrokers across the country have a rich tradition of giving back to their communities and supporting veterans and military families through philanthropic support on the community level.”
In past years, pawnbroker members of the NPA have contributed to VA hospitals, public school music programs, Wings for Warriors®, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to provide musical instruments and monetary donations. Collier notes, “Operation Homefront will provide pawnbrokers across the country a direct link to help military families in financial need. We aim to make a real impact on those who need assistance on the home front this holiday season.”
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides short-term and critical financial assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. Donations from the NPA will make a real difference in their lives, because 92% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures goes directly toward programs and services for these families. Among its many achievements, the organization has fulfilled over 38,000 requests from military families across the U.S., providing more than $22.5 million in relief, accepted 600 military families into the Homes on the Homefront permanent housing program and provided well over $64 million in home equity to military families.
Gift Day is celebrated on December 6th, which is also National Pawnbrokers Day, and coincides with St. Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas of Myra is famed for his generosity to the poor and for his penchant for secretly leaving gifts for people in need. St. Nicholas, recognized in America as Santa Claus, was canonized as the Patron Saint of pawnbroking, and his three bags of gold soon became the international symbol of pawnbrokers. Now in its 10th year, Gift Day has helped members of the National Pawnbrokers Association donate financial contributions and thousands of musical instruments to charity organizations supporting underprivileged children, families, and veterans.
NPA members can donate financial support to Operation Homefront and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation by visiting GiftDay.org
The NPA works to provide independent pawnbrokers nationwide with resources and tools to strengthen the pawn industry. NPA members are committed to operating their businesses in such a manner as to enhance and promote the positive and professional image of all pawnbrokers. Members believe in establishing positive and long-lasting relationships with local, state, and federal government officials. The NPA is the industry’s only national association and is located in Southlake, TX.