Military Spouse Community Bands Together for 1 Million Acts of Kindness for GivingTuesday Military Edition

One act of kindness can change the world. It is with this in mind that three military spouses from different branches of service made the decision to go global and inspire 1 million acts of kindness within the military community and beyond by establishing the inaugural GivingTuesday Military edition. GivingTuesday, which is the Tuesday directly following Thanksgiving, was established in 2012 with one goal in mind, to make generosity go viral. This global day of giving is designed to inspire charitable giving to organizations that are change makers in their communities, but also stimulate collaboration in communities.

Beyond monetary donations, it was this sense of community and generosity in mind that led 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch winners Jessica Manfre (Coast Guard), Maria Reed (Army) and Samantha Gomolka (National Guard) to launch the inaugural GivingTuesday Military edition which will occur on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

The challenge to military service members, families (including gold star), and veterans is to complete 1 million acts of kindness and share a photo, video or post of their act through social media channels with #GivingTuesdayMilitary.

For more information or to join the movement, please visit