Make National Siblings Day a real day. Sign our Petition Now! http://chn.ge/1Qf5xxD Need 200,000 signatures to make the day official! We have created a fun video to watch. Visit https://youtu.be/TPuN_-6Q6b0 Deadline has been extended. Feel free to create your own video for Siblings Day April 10, 2016.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Sign a Presidential Proclamation to Establish April 10 as National Siblings Day (We have Mother’s and Father’s day but we are not honoring our brothers and sisters).

We call on President Obama to sign a Presidential Proclamation. We need your support by signing a petition here: http://chn.ge/1Qf5xxD and only together can we make National Siblings Day happen in 2016. Please forward this email to all siblings, friends and relatives.

Created: Mar 1, 2016
Issues: Family

SIGNATURES NEEDED TO REACH GOAL OF 200,000
Our Mailing address::
Siblings Day Foundation 501 (c) (3) organization
PO Box 85 Grand Central StationNew York, NY 10163
Email: april10@siblingsday.org

MORE INFORMATION HERE:

Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA in 1907 and Father’s Day founded by Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, WA in 1910. Almost one hundred ten (110) years have gone by without honoring our siblings!
Claudia Evart, a native New Yorker, after losing both her only siblings, felt inspired to create Siblings Day Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) publicly supported volunteer organization. See our website, www.siblingsday.org for information about past work to get National Siblings Day established.

Beginning April 10, 2015, Siblings Day was #1 trending topic on social media for two consecutive days. Worldwide media outlets published and posted stories about Siblings Day which included blogs and TV and radio broadcasts. There was also an overwhelming response from the public, celebrities and politicians which lead to Siblings Day going viral and trending on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and more recently on Google+ and Tumblr!.

Over the years, we have been working continually to spread the idea of Siblings Day and have been recognized by two past US Presidents (Clinton, 2000) and (Bush, 2008) and six cabinet members. We’ve also received gubernatorial proclamations from 49 states and recognition from many other politicians including Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, NY Mayors; Manhattan borough President; celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Olsen sisters, Beyoncé, Kardashians, Cindy Crawford; cultural institutions including children’s museums and zoos; universities and colleges, and more importantly America’s siblings. In furtherance of establishing this day, we have been involved in the creation of UN resolution for Siblings Day with the help of UN Estonian Ambassador, Sven Jürgenson and the President from the Republic of Estonia and look forward to discussions with other countries.

SIBLINGS DAY FOUNDATION

THE WORD FOUNDATION IN OUR NAME REFERS TO THE FORMATION OF THE SIBLING RELATIONSHIP                               A non-for-profit, IRC §501(c)(3) organization dedicated to celebrating the sibling relationship  and the bond that is forever a special gift.     

April 10 Is Siblings Day

 

 FACT  SHEET   –  MARCH 2015

Siblings Day (SD) follows the spirit of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day  – a great American tradition and celebration of family-unit values.  It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals.  It is a relationship as equally important as a parent’s relationship. In most cases, siblings are the reason we celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day.

Sibling bonds are life-long relationships, usually lasting from early childhood to the golden years.  It is usually the longest relationship of a person’s life and typically endures much longer than our relationships with our mothers and fathers.  Because of the blood relationship, we look alike and enjoy feelings of closeness which may never be surpassed.

Siblings are a special gift and bonding amongst them is vital part of keeping our families, communities and nation strong.  Brothers and sisters provide an anchor for one another, becoming some of our closest friends and most trusted advisors.

For the past three years, Siblings DayNational Siblings Day and Happy Siblings Day have gone viral and trended on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and, for the first time last year, Google+ and Tumblr!  featuring those who honored the day by writing articles, commenting and posting pictures of their families, all in a jubilant celebratory mood.

The Siblings Day Foundation (SDF) now has the support of Governors in 49 states (with the exception of CA) all of who have formally recognized celebrating a National Siblings Day.  Our supporters include many members of US Congress such as the late Senator Edward Kennedy, NY Senators Schumer, Clinton and Gillibrand, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, former and present White House cabinet members, NYC mayors, as other state and local elected officials.  Siblings Day has the support of many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, the Olsen sisters, Britney Spears, Kardashians and Cindy Crawford.   In 2014, for the first time, Siblings Day was celebrated world-wide in such countries as Nigeria, Africa; Manila, Philippines and throughout Canada.  Epoch Times wrote an article about Siblings Day on April 10th and it is published in 35 countries in 21 languages.

Siblings Day – a celebration for all ages – has been recognized as an annual event for hundreds of years in Northern India, Guyana   in South America and several South Asian countries.

Oprah Winfrey featured and celebrated Siblings Day on her national and international television show for three years.   SD was broadcasted worldwide on Voice of America six years and covered on many other news outlets nationally and internationally.

In 1996, Congress stripped itself of the authority to create commemoratives; leaving sole power to do so in the hands of the President.  During their presidency, George Bush in 2008 and Bill Clinton in 2000 signed a Presidential Message recognizing April 10 as Siblings Day.  A Presidential Proclamation is needed to officially establish April 10th as National Siblings Day.

Claudia Evart, the founder of the Siblings Day is a native New Yorker and resident of Manhattan, after losing both of her siblings, Alan and Lisette, early in life, felt inspired to create the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF), a tax-exempt organization whose goals include the   establishment of a National Siblings Day to be celebrated annually on April 10, the birthday of her late sister, Lisette.   SDF is a publicly supported charity.   No officer or board member receives any compensation.

 

   For further information, please contact us at:  

▪  P.O. Box 85 – Grand Central Station ▪   New York,   NY  10163  ▪

▪   214 Boxford Road ▪ Bradford, MA  01835 ▪  

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