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Thank First Responders by Supporting their Children & Families

Thank First Responders by Supporting their Children & Families


First Responders Thank You

Who We Are

First Responders Thank You is a performance apparel brand working to make a difference for First Responders Children and their Families. Using the AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear infrastructure, apparel and supply chain, we are able offer high-quality premium products at competitive pricing and still donate 20% of all sales to our Charity Partner: First Responders Children’s Foundation.

We want you to proudly wear your First Responders Thank You apparel to spread the message thanking First Responders for all they’ve done and all they will continue to do…while also knowing that your purchase is helping their children and families through your support of the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

How We Started

First Responders Thank You was developed during the height of the COVID-19 quarantine by Ian Leopold, President & CEO of AthletesGear (University Athletic Apparel Provider) & ACSF (American Collegiate Sports & Fitness – Marketing / Sponsorships), as a way to show our appreciation to all First Responders who are on the front lines of the pandemic. When college & university sports went dormant in 2020, we pivoted the focus of our online apparel retail infrastructure to create FirstRespondersThankYou.com and AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear. We are passionate about our motto, “Do Good, by Doing Good”, and are working tirelessly to that end.


First Responders Children's Foundation

First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well to families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

In 2020, the Foundation impacted 530,000 children and 232,000 first responder families through financial assistance to individuals and agencies, college scholarships, bereavement assistance, Toy Express and The Mask Project. We also helped 120,000 first responders through individual financial help, agency financial help, housing, meals and The Mask Project.

Response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FRCF is meeting the needs of first responders on the front lines who are risking their own health in service to others. FRCF provides hotel rooms with meal stipends so first responders do not have to go home and risk exposing their families to the virus. FRCF also distributes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to first responder agencies, and pays for COVID-related funerals for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In addition, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund provides grants to first responder families in financial need in every first responder category, including nurses & medical personnel.


AQONIQ

AQONIQ’s Mission is to help nonprofits raise money and strengthen their membership through our custom Fundraising Performance Wear and Proprietary e-commerce Platform.

Our Story

AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear was initially created to help nonprofits across the country that missed out on their annual fundraising events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ​Our efficient production, fulfillment and supply chain infrastructure allows us to keep product prices affordable and still pay our nonprofit partners double the industry standard for apparel fundraising. And with our turnkey e-commerce implementation and marketing expertise, AQONIQ makes nonprofit fundraising easy and successful.

AQONIQ's Sea Lion logo, which honors our San Diego roots, only goes on products sold through nonprofit fundraising efforts. So when you see the AQONIQ Sea Lion logo on someone's apparel, you will know they are supporting a good cause. We hope our Sea Lion logo becomes as ubiquitous and well-known across the country as the California Sea Lions are along the San Diego coastline.

How AQONIQ Can Help Your Organization

If you want to raise money for your nonprofit, click the link below. Our team will follow up to discuss building your organization a free custom Fundraising Performance Wear store. AQONIQ will donate 20% of all sales directly to your nonprofit.

Who We Are

First Responders Thank You is a performance apparel brand working to make a difference for First Responders Children and their Families. Using the AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear infrastructure, apparel and supply chain, we are able offer high-quality premium products at competitive pricing and still donate 20% of all sales to our Charity Partner: First Responders Children’s Foundation.

We want you to proudly wear your First Responders Thank You apparel to spread the message thanking First Responders for all they’ve done and all they will continue to do…while also knowing that your purchase is helping their children and families through your support of the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

How We Started

First Responders Thank You was developed during the height of the COVID-19 quarantine by Ian Leopold, President & CEO of AthletesGear (University Athletic Apparel Provider) & ACSF (American Collegiate Sports & Fitness – Marketing / Sponsorships), as a way to show our appreciation to all First Responders who are on the front lines of the pandemic. When college & university sports went dormant in 2020, we pivoted the focus of our online apparel retail infrastructure to create FirstRespondersThankYou.com and AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear. We are passionate about our motto, “Do Good, by Doing Good”, and are working tirelessly to that end.


First Responders Children's Foundation

First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well to families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

In 2020, the Foundation impacted 530,000 children and 232,000 first responder families through financial assistance to individuals and agencies, college scholarships, bereavement assistance, Toy Express and The Mask Project. We also helped 120,000 first responders through individual financial help, agency financial help, housing, meals and The Mask Project.

Response to COVID

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FRCF is meeting the needs of first responders on the front lines who are risking their own health in service to others. FRCF provides hotel rooms with meal stipends so first responders do not have to go home and risk exposing their families to the virus. FRCF also distributes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to first responder agencies, and pays for COVID-related funerals for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In addition, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund provides grants to first responder families in financial need in every first responder category, including nurses & medical personnel.


AQONIQ

AQONIQ’s Mission is to help nonprofits raise money and strengthen their membership through our custom Fundraising Performance Wear and Proprietary e-commerce Platform.

Our Story

AQONIQ Fundraising Performance Wear is based in San Diego. The company was developed by a National Collegiate Sports Uniform Supplier wanting to help nonprofits across the country that missed out on their annual fundraising events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ​

AQONIQ's logo is the playful Sea Lion honoring its San Diego roots. When you see our Sea Lion logo on someone's apparel, you will know they are supporting a good cause.

How AQONIQ Can Help Your Organization Raise Money

If you want to raise money for your nonprofit, click the link below. Our team will follow up to discuss building your organization a free custom Fundraising Performance Wear store. AQONIQ will donate 20% of all sales directly to your nonprofit.