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Senior teams with Jessica Simpson to aid children of fallen troops

November 24, 2010

The Chapman University student who rallied Americans to send “A Million Thanks” to service members has once again gone above and beyond in her work to support military families.

Senior Shauna Fleming flew to New York last month for the taping of the Jessica Simpson Christmas Special, during which Fleming was presented a $50,000 check for her charity, the Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund (AFCEF), a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers.

Chapman's Shauna Fleming accepts a hefty donation from pop star Jessica Simpson.

The check represents proceeds from a bracelet that Simpson sells as part of her Jessica Simpson Collection.  The “With All My Heart” bracelet was a replica of one given to Simpson by an Air Force member while she performed in Iraq as part of the USO Tour.

“Jessica has been very generous to AFCEF over the past three years with her donations, but this one was over the top,” said Fleming. “This one donation will provide college scholarships for several students this coming year.”

The Christmas special features music from Simpson’s new CD, Happy Christmas, and will be aired several times on PBS stations between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You may recall reading about Fleming before here in Happenings. As a high school freshman she created with the goal of generating 1 million letters and text messages of support to overseas troops. Recently that organization passed the 5 million letter mark. Fleming, 21, is also the president of the Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund (AFCEF).

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