HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

Wreaths Across America (WAA) and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) formalize project

Wreaths Across America (WAA) and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) formalize project Bond Of Mutual Respect, Gratitude And Faith Since first meeting the Wreaths Across America (WAA) team and Worcester family last fall, Taya Kyle, Founder and Executive Director of Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF), has been impressed with WAA’s “ripple effect of kindness.” It quickly became apparent both national nonprofits shared the same patriotic mission of honoring and respecting our military, veterans and their families. Taya Kyle is the wife of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper, which inspired the 2014 movie. After her husband’s death, Taya founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to honor her husband’s life and legacy. In her book, American Wife, she shares insights about supporting military families. While their loved ones are deployed, military spouses are serving on the home front, keeping things operational and caring for the rest of the family. Even though Morrill Worcester, founder of WAA, didn’t serve in the armed forces, his original donation of 5,000 wreaths for veteran graves at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992 has grown into a national movement. For WAA’s 25th anniversary in 2016, more than 1.2 million wreaths were placed at 1,228 locations, with the help of over 800,000 patriotic volunteers. Taya was aware of WAA’s efforts because she had agreed to present the WAA Ceremonial Wreath at the Austin State Capitol for the Texas Funeral Directors Association’s 11th annual WAA event last December. Afterwards, WAA arranged for a private wreath placement by Taya and her children at Texas State Cemetery, where Chris is buried, along with 3,000 other veterans and prominent Texans. The CKFF promise, “THEY FIGHT FOR US; WE FIGHT FOR THEM” captures the... Read More

Seabag Locker Coffee Supports CKFF

Seabag Locker Coffee Supports CKFF Seabag Locker Coffee, owned and operated by Don and Penny Wingard now supports CKFF with their line of patriotic-themed coffee. A husband and wife team, Penny retired after 20 years in the Navy while Don remains active duty Navy going on 28 years of service. They transformed a passion for great coffee into a thriving business that they hope will bring numerous employment opportunities to military and law enforcement veterans as they grow. Over their 23 year marriage, both have faced the trials, difficulties, and enjoyment that comes with being a dual service family. “We both knew when we started the business that giving back would be a top priority. Our search focused on organizations that supported military and their families because that was our story – a dual military couple juggling the demands of raising children in this unique and rewarding environment. With careful consideration we found CKFF, it was the perfect fit!” says, Don. Penny articulates some of their unique challenges: “While one was away on deployment, the other took on the duties of serving their country and taking care of our children.  We’ve both dealt with the difficulties in acclimating with the family once the deployment ended.” A portion of every sale will now be donated to Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to support programs designed to strengthen military and first responder marriages and families. Shop Seabag Locker  ... Read More

Sharing Inspiration with Ft. Worth Police Department

Sharing Inspiration with Ft. Worth Police Department Earlier this year, Taya Kyle visited the Fort Worth Police Department to meet with officers and offer support on behalf the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Law enforcement officers have chaotic and stressful jobs that affect their home and family life, yet they persevere to keep our communities safe and secure. Over the next few weeks, the CKFF team stayed in touch and saw an opportunity to uplift these wonderful men and women with a small gift bearing a BIG promise: “THEY FIGHT FOR US, WE FIGHT FOR THEM!” When these officers see this flag, they will be reminded that all of YOU are supporting and praying for their marriages and families through retreats and programs at Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. DONATE Your contribution reassures our law enforcement community that they do not fight... Read More

Clay Sporting Shooting Event Raises $75,361

Clay Sporting Shooting Event Raises $75,361 Successful veteran-owned business Accu-bore and Veteran Power looked for a way to give back that aligned with their core company values. “We speak regularly about the importance of family, safety, quality, integrity, humility, and compassion. Concurrent with this effort, we realized that we had an opportunity to establish a community outreach program so that we could give of our time and talents, in addition to providing financial support,” says company President Michael Robirds. As they explored giving opportunities, they focused on developing a fundraising effort that would engage their employees while creating outreach to their network of suppliers and customers to obtain donations. They continued to search for an organization they wanted to support until a chance encounter guided their choice. “After seeing a shirt with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation logo and doing some research on the organization, I knew we had found a place that we could truly support as it aligned so well with our core values,” recalls Robirds. Accu-bore and Veteran Power’s efforts raised an astounding $75,361 with their First Annual Clay Sporting Shoot fundraiser in Morgan Hill, California. Planning is already underway for their Second Annual Clay Sporting Shoot benefiting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in April 2018. “I am proud of the effort of our team to put this together. We had a goal of raising $50,000, and we far exceeded that,” says Robirds. Click here to host your own event to support... Read More

Taya Kyle & CKFF Visit Washington D.C

Taya Kyle & CKFF Visit Washington D.C The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation team and Executive Director Taya Kyle traveled to Washington D.C. last month to advocate for military, veteran and first responder marriages and families. There we continued to and share our vision of thriving military, veteran, and first responder marriages and families and highlight the unique challenges they face. 2017 Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL) Taya was honored to present the keynote address at the 2017 Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL). This annual event, established in 1977, promotes and celebrates the unity of military spouses from all five branches of service. Spouses listened as Taya shared her inspiring story and described how the unique programs provided by Chris Kyle Frog Foundation provide hope and support the cultivation of healthy and connected service marriages. Past keynote speakers for JAFOWL have included President George W. Bush, Mrs. Michelle Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, First Lady Laura Bush, Gary Sinise, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, General Peter Pace, Ms. Katie Couric, and Mr. Tom Brokaw. Got Your 6 Executive Director Bill Rausch, a former Army Major who leads initiatives to empower veterans by highlighting their strengths and leadership skills, strengthen communities across the country also the JAWFOWL event. It is always wonderful to connect and link arms with those working to improve the lives of those who serve, together we can do more! U.S. Digital Services (USDS) Taya and the Foundation were also invited to the White House to meet with the team at U.S. Digital Services (USDS), made up of some of the brightest young minds in the country. The mission of the USDS... Read More