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2017 Sailor Jerry Program Highlights
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2017 WAS THE BEST YEAR EVER!


Aleethia Foundation wishes to extend a huge THANK YOU to William Grant & Sons and ALL the USA participating distributors for their continuous support!

Over $60,000 raised in 2017!


Maryland – Washington DC - Delaware



Virginia ABC



Alabama – Indiana – Kentucky - Louisiana – Nebraska – New Mexico – North Carolina – North Dakota – Oklahoma – South Dakota – Tennessee - Texas



South Carolina



“Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum,” named to honor the life and legacy of Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, formed the creation of The Norman Collins Initiative at The Aleethia Foundation, designed to raise funds for Aleethia in its ongoing efforts to support wounded/injured/ill service members in their rehabilitation and healing process.

Hal Koster, Executive Director of the Aleethia Foundation said that “we are a volunteer organization that exists because wonderful organizations like Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum have shared our vision of support.”

Norman Collins served in the Navy before making his home in WWII-era Honolulu. He established his legendary tattoo shop that quickly became a must stop destination for sailors on Shore Leave who would wait in line to receive Collins’ iconic, Americana flash art work.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum continues to honor Norman Collins and his legacy through programs and partnerships “that honor the man and what he stood for.”




Since October 2003, over 58,000 meals have been provided to service members and their families who have participated in Aleethia Foundation’s “Friday Night Dinner” program. The wounded/injured/ill service members are not only facing difficult medical problems but many are away from their families and friends. A night out from the hospital helps them and any traveling family members to get away from their health issues for a short time and relax. In addition to the Friday Night Dinners, they are helped by meal cards to local restaurants, assistive technology, hyperbaric therapy, tickets to events and assistance with basic needs. This all helps in their healing and rehabilitation process.



HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 SAILOR JERRY PROGRAMS
AROUND THE USA!


WESTERN VIRGINIA



NORTHERN VIRGINIA



MONTGOMERY COUNTY – MARYLAND



ASPEN HILL - KENSINGTON – DOWTOWN ROCKVILLE



KINGSVIEW – MUDDY BRANCH – SILVER SPRING



BURTONSVILLE - CLOVERLY





Jimmy Buffet Concert – July 2017



2017 Concert Series




Salute to the Navy! 2017 Fleet Week NYC



“SAILOR JERRY RUM” TIKI BAR AT PREAKNESS




THANK YOU to William Grant & Sons and ALL the participating USA distributors for EIGHT YEARS of financial assistance to the warriors through donations to the Aleethia Foundation. With the participation of the USA distributors in the “Sailor Jerry Rum” programs, their fundraising efforts preserves the dignity of the service members so they do not have to parade in front of a camera or attend fundraising events in order to get the support they need and TRULY DESERVE!