By AAFESSeptember 9, 2019
DALLAS -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers another opportunity to support Airmen and Soldiers in need during its second Give and Get Back donation period of the year.
From Sept. 13 to 17, Exchange shoppers can donate to either Army Emergency Relief or the Air Force Assistance Fund at the register at any Exchange store or online at ShopMyExchange.com. For every $5 donated, shoppers receive an Exchange coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. (Shoppers who contribute online during the donation period will receive a coupon code.)
"We're excited that we're able to partner with the Exchange and align the September campaign with the Air Force's birthday," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hopper Jr., Air Force Aid Society's CEO. "Our Airmen, like all of our service members, make countless sacrifices in their service to our country. Remember them while you're shopping, and pay it forward."
Air Force Aid Society is one of four charities that benefit from the AFAF.
"Exchange shoppers are making a real difference for Soldiers and families in need," said retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, AER director. "We're grateful for such a successful partnership with the Exchange that benefits the military community."
This is the third year the Exchange has partnered with AER and AFAF to host the Give and Get Back campaign.
Since the campaign began in 2017, Exchange shoppers have given more than $680,000 to the funds, which provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational initiatives, and offer community programs that support the military community.
"The Exchange mission is to make the lives of Soldiers, Airmen and military families better," said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. "Supporting Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund is a fantastic way to fulfill this mission."
The giving period is also in honor of the Air Force's 72nd birthday Sept. 18. The third and final giving period will fall during the holiday shopping season from Dec. 6 to 10.