SIBLINGS DAY FOUNDATION

A non-for-profit, IRS §501(c)(3) organization dedicated to siblings and the bond that is forever a special gift.              April 10 Is Siblings Day

TIMELINE OF SIBLINGS DAY EVENTS- 1995 to Present

2017

Celebrity blogs blossomed, YouTube videos populated, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter posts dominate social media.

Three siblings graduate West Point together, couple adopts 7 brothers and sisters from foster care and People.com posts cute animal siblings on Siblings Day.

On Siblings Day, multiple GRAMMY-nominated trio, Hanson brothers discussed their successful brotherly bond and in April a tribute was made to Bee Gees brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Birth order articles and successful siblings businesses are prominently posted on SD.  More and more colleges and universities celebrate SD.

In Canada, just in time for Siblings Day, extra Canadian Immigration Points are given to candidates who have permanent siblings in Canada, making it easier for them to become Canadian citizens.

Siblings Day is now in the U.K.’s Awareness Day calendar urging people to celebrate their siblings on April 10th Siblings Day.

2016

President Barack Obama signs Presidential Message recognizing April 10 as SD. 

National Siblings Day is ranked Number 2 in the top 20 most searched events in the U.S. on April 11, according to CNN Int’l.

Several calendar websites list SD for the first time, including Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Time and Date. 

2015

SD Founder Claudia Evart and volunteer attend the Twins Days Festival, the 40th Annual, held in Twinsburg, Ohio.  

SD is a top trending topic on social media on April 10 and 11 and goes viral on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Tumblr.

The SDF launches a campaign that seeks to get a United Nations Resolution for SD.  

2014

SD is now officially recognized in 49 states since Gubernatorial Proclamations have been issued in them that declare April 10 as their state.

During six days in April (April 5 to 7) and (April 9 to 11) SD inspires over two million visitors to click on the SDF web site.

2013

SD is celebrated for the first time in Canada, Philippines, and Nigeria with the help of the worldwide web.

SD website get almost 1.5 million visitors (average 44,000 hits a day) in April.

Facebook declares April 10 as National Siblings Day.

Information about SD is posted on Wikipedia for first time.

SD is a hot topic on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (more than 300,000 video submissions) and Instagram (almost 1 million tags posted).

2012

“Happy National Siblings Day” is a hot topic on Twitter and goes viral on YouTube on April 10 &11.  

SD gets lots of media attention on April 10 and 11.  Coverage includes: International Business Times and other news outlets, YouTube’s global blog, and various celebrity blogs.

2011

Representatives from the SDF attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting.  

Seattle Children’s Museum, hosts an all-day celebration of SD.

2010

With several volunteers, SD Founder Claudia Evart attends and speaks at a SD celebration held at New York City’s Bronx Zoo.  The celebration is held simultaneously at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

2009

In New York City, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer issues the first of five consecutive annual SD proclamations.  

2008

President George Bush signs a Presidential Message recognizing April 10 as SD.

SDF Founder Claudia Evart and a chief advisor attend Mother’s Day Centennial Celebration at Mother’s Day Shrine, Grafton, West Virginia, and meet West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, III.

2007

SD is given a Service Mark by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

2003

The SDF partners with “1-800-Flowers.com”, which provides gifts for all occasions and holidays.

2002

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issues first of eight Mayoral Messages in support of SD.

2001

New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani issues a Mayoral Message in support of SD.

2000

President Bill Clinton signs Presidential Message recognizing April 10 as SD. 

SDF office opens in NYC and in subsequent years SC and VA.

1999

The SDF obtains non-profit status.   It is a qualified public charity and is entirely a volunteer organization. 

1997

The Siblings Day Foundation (SDF) is incorporated in MA.  

SD Founder Claudia Evart is interviewed on Voice of America’s (VOA) Talk to America Show, a talk radio and TV show in Washington and five more times in subsequent years.

The Congressional Record publishes the first of five Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s recommendations for the establishment of a SD.

1995

Siblings Day (SD) begins.