Veterans Day is an important national holiday for honoring military veterans, who have served in the United States Armed Forces. In observance of Veteran’s Day this year, we’re highlighting five veteran nonprofits, our clients who make a difference in the lives of vets every day. We’re also making a donation to their cause to kick off the year-end giving season. If you are considering supporting veterans and servicemen and women this November, here are a few good places to start.
Tee It Up for the Troops
Tee It Up for the Troops is a national non-profit organization that serves U.S. military veterans and their families. When a military member comes home, they face a variety of challenges. Unfortunately, many of those challenges are interconnected and spread into other parts of their life. Addressing one area many times is not enough. That is why Tee It Up for the Troops offers support across six critical areas of need, providing comprehensive assistance for veterans and their families. This support for our American heroes helps them get back on course and successfully transition from the battlefront to the home front.
Also, through our REUNION initiative, Tee It Up for the Troops has reunited more than 400 combat veterans who were separated due to battlefield injuries or changes in rehabilitation status. Medical professionals are touting such reunions as an important step in helping combat veterans transition into productive and fulfilling civilian lifestyles.
Established in 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has several charity golf tournaments and hosted nearly 600 events in more than 40 states and has donated over $12 million to positively impact more than 220,000 American heroes. Tee It Up for the Troops considers it a privilege to honor, remember, respect, honor, and support all those who serve(d) in the Armed Forces for this great nation!
Please join us in making a positive difference in the lives of America’s veterans!
Make a Donation
You can make an online donation to Tee It Up for the Troops on their website.
The Special Forces Charitable Trust
The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides meaningful and sustainable support to Green Berets and their families. The SFCT supports timely, innovative, and comprehensive programs and services designed to enhance the well-being and health of both the Special Forces Soldier and his family.
Support Their Mission
SFCT is currently hosting the first annual RuckUP for the Regiment virtual 5K run/walk. Register now and start training and/or raising funds in preparation to Ruck, Run, Walk or Roll anytime between Veteran’s Day and Nov 14th. You can also make a general donation to the cause.
Proceeds from fundraising go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust to fill gaps in support that the government cannot or will not cover for these Warriors and their families. Remember the chaos of the 20-year war may be over, but it’s on replay in the hearts and minds of our Warriors. By helping them, you’re helping an entire family.
Southwest Veterans Foundation
Based in Phoenix, AZ, The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) is the charitable arm of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce and was established to further support veterans and veteran-oriented non-profit organizations.
Funds raised are used to:
- Provide scholarships to higher education (including college and Trade/Technical Schools) for veterans and dependents of veterans disabled or killed in action; and
- Grant funds to local non-profit organizations assisting veterans with a variety of social service needs through our Community Giving program.
- Support the Veteran Suicide Prevention program.
SWVF has held several online charity auctions with DoJiggy to raise funds and awareness.
Make a Donation
Make a donation to the SWVF Veteran Suicide Prevention Campaign to support this important work.
Another long-time veteran nonprofit client that provides education opportunities for vets is Support Education and Employment for Vets (S.E.E.4VETS). S.E.E.4VETS funds specific programs at community colleges, creating a climate of success and recognition, and making a difference in the lives of student veterans. They strive to minimize academic and non-academic barriers through bridge-funding solutions.
S.E.E.4VETS has expanded its reach beyond its home of Arizona, disbursing grants to colleges in seven states in the western United States over the last nine years. Overall, nineteen community colleges have received funding from our organization, benefitting more than 2080 veteran students in a variety of academic and non-academic ways.
S.E.E.4VETS has hosted several successful golf tournaments with DoJiggy.
Make a Donation
Make a donation here to support student veterans who have given so much to ensure the freedoms our nation so richly cherishes.
The 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund
1LT Rob Seidel was killed in action in Iraq on May 18, 2006. To honor his memory and his commitment to his troops, his parents established The 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund to award grants to nonprofit organizations that support wounded soldiers with medical treatment, housing assistance, psychological counseling, physical and occupational therapies, companionship, mentoring, and employment training.
As their golf tournament website so aptly states – Our freedom is because of these brave men and women who have sacrificed so much.
Make a Donation
Donations can be made to The 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund here.
Join us in saluting these great veteran-centered nonprofits on Veterans Day.
Note from the Autor:
I served in the Navy for 6 years, and I can tell you that there is nothing stronger than the relationships you make with your shipmates. It is the time spent among people when the only thing that brought you together was the willingness to serve your country. Those times are defining of character, hard times, good times, trying times, you name it, we spent it together.
A sharp, crisp salute to all of you who have served our country, a silent minute to remember those who didn’t come home, and a full 21 gun salute to those family members who have suffered in support of their loved ones who have fought to keep our country free.