Like many people, you may have a love-hate relationship with our culture of disposable consumption. You may love the seemingly endless choices we have in this country for food and beverages, clothing and footwear, home furnishings, gadgets, and even sports equipment. But you may also feel unsettled by the fact that consuming has become a way of life for so many, perhaps even for you. This tension has prompted a movement called conscious consumerism, and you might find it appealing. It’s about spending your money in a conscious way so you are only supporting companies, organizations or individuals whose practices or goals align with your values. Think “Buy USA” or “Buy Local” as examples of this ethic.
We know that you support the work that Special Forces Charitable Trust does for Green Berets and their families, from training sessions that help families become more resilient to large family retreats, and from heritage projects to spousal scholarships. Now we’re offering you a way to consciously support us as you shop for fun and practical products for your home or as gifts! When you shop via our pages at Boon Supply, a full 40 percent of your purchase price will be donated to Special Forces Charitable Trust for its Spousal Grants program. There is no added cost to you. These grants help Spouses pursue their education and career goals. We say pages — plural — because you’re also able to support our general scholarship fund or to direct your donation to support scholarships within the SF Group of your choice.
It’s really simple! Go to one of the following links, peruse the catalog and choose your purchases:
- Special Forces Charitable Trust general scholarship fund.
- 1st SFG(A) Spouses.
- 3rd SFG(A) Spouses.
- 5th SFG(A) Spouses.
- 7th SFG(A) Spouses.
- 10th SFG(A) Spouses.
- 19th SFG Spouses.
- 20th SFG(A) Spouses.
After you’ve made your purchases, please go to the right of the screen and help us spread the word about this fundraiser. You’ll find social media and email icons there so you can share a link on social media or by email. What would really give us a boost, though, is if you would click on the rocket image, which will allow you to add the email addresses of others you’d like to make aware of this fundraiser. Does your mother-in-law have a special place in her heart for Green Berets? Is your second cousin a war veteran who should know about SFCT? Loop them in! We will send them an email to explain how they can shop and donate. When you participate in this fundraiser, you’re not only becoming a conscious consumer, you’re becoming a conscientious consumer! Thank you for your support and willingness to spread the word.