YRU is focused on creating opportunities for businesses, foundations and civilians to work together in service of others, especially our nation’s military population.

Simply using and sharing resources already at your immediate disposal is all we ask. The idea is to share the best of who you are and what you have with others for the betterment of everyone.

YRU’s inaugural event was the Playfield in the Park where approximately 500 children and teens attending the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp and Honoring Our Heroes Camp over Memorial Day Weekend. Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, attendees were treated to a picnic lunch, games and sports activities.  A host of sponsors, including NFL Play60, NFL Punt Pass and Kick, American Girl, Washington Kastles, DC United, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Dog Tag Bakery and Lifetime Fitness participated by providing their respective products and services to attendees.

Looking ahead to future opportunities to get involved, YRU is planning a Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland holiday party in December 2014 and its 2nd Annual Playfield in the Park event in May 2015. At the Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland, YRU will again partner with TAPS to host the children of fallen service members for an evening of fun, games, gifts and solidarity. It is certain to be a holiday extravaganza that they will not soon forget.