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Career Step to Donate $5,500 to the National Military Family Association

Career Step is donating $5,500 to the National Military Family Associationā€™s Operation PurpleĀ® program in celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month.

Provo, UT, December 21, 2013 --( Career Step, an online school offering career-focused education, will donate $5,500 to the National Military Family Association in celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month. The donation is a result of a November donation drive through Career Step’s Referral Program, and the money will go to the Operation Purple® program, which has helped nearly 48,000 children who have or have had a deployed parent.

“This is the second year in a row that we’ve worked with our referrers to donate to Operation Purple® in celebration of National Military Family Appreciation month,” said Career Step Military Liaison Tim Reynolds. “Military families sacrifice so much, and we’re very proud to support them through initiatives like this donation drive as well as participation in the MyCAA education funding program and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership.”

Career Step managed the donation drive through its Referral Program and will be donating $50 for every new student who enrolled in November and was referred by someone else.

“Military children are experiencing stress and anxiety at levels as much as 2.5 times that of other children, and our Operation Purple® camps are designed to help by teaching them ways to cope, introducing them to others in similar situations, and providing a fun outlet,” said Joyce Raezer, Executive Director. “We are so grateful to Career Step for their support because it will allow us to help more children and families.”

Run by the National Military Family Association, the Operation Purple® program offers a free week of summer fun for military kids with parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed. The goal of the Operation Purple® camp program is to give military children tools to help deal with the stresses that result from a parent’s deployment through a memorable camp experience. Operation Purple® camps fully embrace being “purple” by being open to military children of all ranks and services and from both active and reserve components.

To learn more about the Career Step Referral Program and how you can participate, visit

About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. The institution's training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at or 1-800-246-7836.
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