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i cried too - the gift of love to america's children

  mission statement

this non-profit organization will armor children against drugs, crime, and violence by presenting programs of excellence while working in partnership with churches, schools, civic organizations, media, corporations, and individuals.

we are a non-profit (501-c-3) foundation "armoring" children and protecting them from drugs, crime, and violence. put on your armor (sm) was founded in 1989 by "armadillo jim" schmidt. "armadillo jim" and his mascot, arnie armadillo®, have been traveling to schools, fairs, and special events for the texas armadillo association™ since 1981. in it's nearly twenty-five year history, professionally trained armadillo rangers™ have traveled internationally, speaking to and entertaining audiences totaling over several million.

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jim & sheila
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helping public schools
  a community relations tool and public school outreach
a unique armadillo show for all ages, featuring the popular "put on your armor"sm anti-drug message and the armadillo rangers.™ "armadillo jim" is available to speak at conventions, fund-raisers, churches, or any special occasion. his themes vary and may include goal setting, youth involvement, spiritual development, or comedy!
"armadillo jim" schmidt and his wife sheila bring an exciting program to equip children with 'armor' against drugs, crime and violence.  
"armadillo jim", sheila, arnie armadillo, august the clown, and fiona team up to 'armor' children against drugs, crime and violence.

  some facts about our program
  • featured in 29 states and canada
  • seen on over 300 television shows such as nashville now, regis & kathie lee, crook & chase, maury povich, and the nickelodeon network
  • featured at more than 500 conventions
  • appeared at north america's most prestigious fairs in 29 states including kentucky, virginia, texas, florida, montana, missouri, tennessee, mississippi, arizona, and california
  • participated at the "safe and drug free schools" national conference
  • featured at the micrografx chili for children benefiting the national center for missing & exploited children
  functions and appearances



pta meetings


trade shows

public relations

rodeos & stock shows


grand openings

corporate meetings

publicity events




corporate affairs



college campus events

the put on your armor™ foundation is a 501c-3 not for profit. celebrated our silver anniversary in 2005. all content is trademark ™ and copyright © of the put on your armor foundation, 2008.
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