Our Mission with CrowdRise : Save a Life, Leave a Legacy

CrowdRise Campaign AVG and Life Chest I didn't Give Up

Wow, what a month it has been. As a team we’ve been eagerly working at our CrowdRise campaign for 29 days now, learning so much more than we ever imagined about our friends The All Veteran Group, Combat Injured Troops, and about our own team here at The Life Chest.

We’ve never felt stronger, more empowered or more driven by anything than we do with this campaign. Our mission is to provide an intimate place for veterans to store their most meaningful memories, awards and memorabilia, and to create a source for their personal healing and growth.

A Veteran is someone who has served in the military (US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace. There are currently 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces as of 2014, according the Census Bureau. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform to serve us.


“The victims of PTSD often feel morally tainted by their experiences, unable to recover confidence in their own goodness, trapped in a sort of spiritual solitary confinement, looking back at the rest of the world from beyond the barrier of what happened."
 The Moral Injury, New York Times. Feb 17, 2015”
 ― David Brooks

While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can help them ease the psychological grief and suffering they face everyday, a result of their bold sacrifice.

The gift of a Life Chest, though it may seem small, leaves a lasting impact and allows for our veterans to take solace in the moments they shared while serving our Country and sacrificing ultimately for our freedom.

All donations are used to give Freedom Life Chests to combat-injured troops through the All Veteran Group to complement their Therapy in the Air skydiving program.

The All Veteran Group (AVG), independently owned and operated, is comprised of dedicated individuals of both active/retired military and patriotic Americans.


“With AVG, we are changing directions and changing lives. We provide a blueprint to translate aspiration for change into action, and a new sense of freedom. Traditional values of teamwork, effort, accountability, trust and selflessness are the cornerstones of AVG’s Programs. ” – Founder Mike Elliot

Dear Mike Elliott - To say that I feel you and I have a very close relationship would be an understatement, on several levels. 

First, as a former Commander in Chief, I am so proud of all you have accomplished as a member of the elite U.S. Army Golden Knights. Your Service to the country we all love has been extraordinary - whether you were serving in theaters of war, or introducing legions of fans to the joy of parachuting.

On a personal level, working with you has been one of the great joys of my life. You have been there for me so many times, and I can’t think of anyone with whom I would rather jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

— Former President George H.W. Bush

Please Donate to our cause today and spread word of our campaign, every single share helps and every dollar donated contributes to fulfilling our mission.

Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise

For more information on The All Veteran Group, Therapy in the Air and Combat Injured Troops please visit:

CrowdRise for Combat Injured Troops and All Veteran Group

Join The Life Chest Team May 1st through June 30th as we launch our Crowdrise campaign benefitting the All Veteran Group! Our goal is to raise $100,000, which will be used to donate 100 Freedom Life Chests to combat-injured troops and other veterans across the country.

The Freedom Chest was designed with veterans in mind, with the direct input of US Army Special Forces members at Fort Bragg. A Life Chest would provide a place for veterans to store their most meaningful items. A Life Chest is a place for veterans to hold their memories until they’re ready to be shared, and becomes a tangible source of healing and growth.

22 veterans a day commit suicide, which means we lose a hero every 65 minutes. That statistic is something that the All Veteran Group is working to turn around through their Therapy in the Air program, “…[a skydiving program that] helps warriors thrive through post-traumatic growth (PTG).  PTG refers to positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances. Skydiving has an unparalleled sense of freedom mingled with excitement unlike that of any other sport.  Therapy in the Air inspires individuals during rehabilitation, reintegration and during the healing process. They assist with helping individuals realize that they have the power to tell new stories that will help them overcome adversity and move forward. Through telling new stories, warriors are able to rebuild a sense of self—to reconstruct an understanding of who they are, their place in the world and what their expectations of the world are.”

Through creating our Crowdrise campaign and partnering with the All Veteran Group, our goal at The Life Chest is to complement the Therapy in the Air program with the donation of one hundred Freedom Life Chests. A Life Chest would serve as a physical manifestation of everything a veteran has accomplished in their life. With a Life Chest, they can store or display their awards, accolades, and other memorabilia collected while defending their country. So much in our modern world is immediate, fleeting, and ultimately, disposable.

The Life Chest is a place of memory and comfort and tells the story of its owner, making it the most soulful product on the planet. They can consciously create their story and construct their legacy while living right there in the moment. A Life Chest allows them to look back on all of the amazing aspects of their lives and to tell their life’s story, while at the same time serving as a bridge for that person’s spirit to continue on even after they have left the earth. There are so many forces in the world that destroy, but we believe in growth, positivity, and above all, the power of the human spirit. Nothing can stand a chance against a human spirit filled with the power and determination of hope. Save a life and leave a legacy… Please donate today to The Life Chest and give our incredible veterans something special.

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Please view our Video for more information and for a look into our mission.

Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise