The strategically selected operational partnerships we have with qualified charities play a key role in making a direct impact on the lives of Veterans and their families.
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Warrior Canine Connection is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a global organization that establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership.
Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. For those with mental or physical disabilities or in the recovery process, this relationship can open the door to an entirely new realm of possibilities. Horse and human become partners in a therapeutic relationship, offering a multitude of opportunities to focus on abilities instead of disabilities, and a sense of ease rather than disease.
Founded in March 2013, Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. (HOEV) provides quality living spaces for veterans in need. HOEV is a 501(c)(3), non-profit. The organization’s founders include three women: a retired Army officer, a real estate entrepreneur and a communications specialist with a background in non-profits. HOEV purchases and fully furnishes houses in Pinellas County to offer living spaces for Veterans who cannot afford to own or rent on their own.
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) was founded in 1980 by local Vietnam Veterans, who built a memorial along the Philadelphia waterfront and discovered a sense of community unparalleled. Since then, their innovative programs have grown to serve over 6,500 Veterans and families annually throughout the tri-state area providing assistance with employment/training, housing, benefits/entitlements, clothing, meals, and fellowship.
Project OVAT is a charitable organization that focuses on the legal and medical support of Veterans who are attempting to navigate the Veterans Administration disability programs. Veterans who are assisted by Project OVAT will not have the burden of bills, costs or fees commonly associated with their fight for what they have earned and deserve. Our organization proactively covers these costs entirely through charitable funds. Once these matters are complete, each beneficiary Veteran will join an Advisory Board and assist Project OVAT select the next Veteran to support.
Home Base Florida is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war – such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, depression, and co-occurring substance use – for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. All services are provided at no cost to the participant or family.
First Tee — Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to provide experiences that build character. We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges by seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum. We create learning experiences that bring out inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do. We believe that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment. We provide mentors that guide them and we are dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun.
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. We breed, raise, and train elite guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, Veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges. We offer our premier dogs and lifetime follow-up services at no cost. Since 1982, we have successfully created thousands of guide and service dog teams throughout the U.S. and currently oversee the wellbeing of over 1,200 puppies and dogs.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania provides confidential mental health care for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost. We serve Veteran and military communities across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, leveraging telehealth to bring Penn Medicine’s world-class treatment and exceptional patient care to the entire tristate region.
Help Our Military Heroes (HOMH) is dedicated to delivering adaptive minivans to our wounded, injured, and ill military heroes. HOMH is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully equipped, adaptive minivans to our country’s most severely wounded, injured, and ill service members who sustained their injuries while on active duty. HOMH is donation-driven; ALL non-program expenses are paid by its founding and board members, which means 100% of public donations go toward the purchase of modified minivans for our heroes.
Our mission is to reunite Post 9/11 combat Veterans with their former units in order to reestablish the special bond forged in combat and equip them for personal and professional success. It is our belief at The Bar X Project that re-establishing the special bond forged in combat overseas is an untapped avenue to combatting PTSD and helping Marines return to normal life. Reestablishing this bond serves to remind veterans of their worth to their brothers-in-arms and help them realize their unlimited value and potential as they transition into civilian life.
Our mission as a veteran charity is to give back to our military heroes. They’ve given everything to defend us and protect our freedom. It’s time to return the favor – one chair at a time! Defender Mobility, a 501(c)3 non-profit Organization is on a mission to change that. We are determined to change the future of our disabled Veterans – the ones that served with bravery and honor, and silently returned home to live peacefully with their families. Our sights are set on giving our nation’s heroes back their freedom, as they have selflessly protected ours, one chair at a time.
Leashes of Valor is a national nonprofit that provides highly-trained service dogs to post-9/11 Veterans to help with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or military sexual trauma (MST), an underlying trauma to PTSD. Whenever possible, we source dogs from animal shelters and rescue organizations. Our goal is to enrich and improve the lives of both Veterans and dogs: One leash saves two lives.
The Spectracare Foundation is dedicated to its mission to develop and provide quality charitable, educational, and support service within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We support and pursue research, education and training that enhances community, family and individual growth and protection from harm. We engage in public fundraising and in the design and implementation of our own program initiatives, as well as support those of like-minded organizations to accomplish shared quality impact.
Project Refit believes combating isolation by building the community of the future will reduce suicide rates among the military and first responder communities. Project Refit is looking to change the negative connotation around mental health. Project Refit is doing this by helping implement and support simple, make sense programs for a military member (past/present) and first responder. We incorporate family into these programs, as well as, creating programs for only military and first responders.
Consequence of Habit Inc. (CoH) is a certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities by bringing awareness to the impact habits have on our mental health, success and the environment. Our strategies to accomplish this mission starts with the Consequence of Habit Podcast, hosted by CoH Founder, JT Frank. CoH Podcast explores how habits relate to happiness & success, or lack thereof. JT pulls the curtains back on his own habits, good and bad, and talks to others who have made changes in their lives by changing their habits.
We leverage the scenic outdoors of the New Hampshire Lakes Region to improve the physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning activities, life skills training classes, along with peer-to-peer counseling opportunities, in order to enable and empower participant resilience and well-being. Additionally, we prepare and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities.
The mission of Mend the Heart Foundation is to provide the highest of quality outdoors experiences done through our programs. Our officers and partners create an environment in which all heroes and their families can experience a wonderful adventure while also focusing on alleviating emotional and spiritual burdens. These one-of-a-kind expeditions are a new way to think about outreach programs to recovering service members and their dependents as we ensure a nurturing environment which promotes positivity and personal growth.
Donor Outreach to Veterans (DOVE) Transplant’s goal is to find, educate, screen and support prospective living donors and then match those donors to a Veteran awaiting transplant. We promote living kidney donation through nationwide campaigns and outreach events with the aim to create a living donor registry of prospective donors. We also provide individualized support to any eligible Veteran who is actively listed for a kidney transplant at any US Transplant Center in creating an outreach campaign within their networks and community.
SOF Missions goal is to empower Veterans to find purpose and be resilient. SOF Missions aims to provide premier whole health programs to “at risk” Veterans; changing lives and building strong families. They offer a unique approach to combat Veteran suicide through a whole health intradisciplinary method. The Resiliency Project is a four-pillar program that addresses the areas of psychological, physical, spiritual, and social wellness.
Gold Star Gamers mission is to help kids that have suffered the loss of a military parent find hope and healing through competitive gaming. When a child loses a parent, their whole world changes. They experience a huge drop in self-esteem, are at-risk for PTSD and suicidal thoughts. The kids tend to worry about their surviving parent and experience separation anxiety. School grades go down, friends are lost, and the future becomes unknown. Through Gold Star Gamers programs, we reach these kids on their level and their terms.
Vets To Vets United, Inc. (Veterinarians to Veterans United) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to unite veterans and dogs for a common goal: improving and saving lives. The benefits of companion, therapeutic, and service dogs for veterans suffering from depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other disabling conditions is well known.
Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation. OCS’ mission is to recognize and honor high school enlistees and their commitment to military service and to provide parents/guardians of enlistees with community support as their son or daughter transition into military service.
Restoration, Inc’s mission is to give veterans a new vision on life after service through mentorship and recreational therapy in the great outdoors. We provide once in lifetime retreats and a lifelong mentorship allowing the veteran couple to become more successful inside their communities. We use the SMEAC formula. A “SMEAC” is how a preplanned military operation is planned to achieve a successful outcome.
The Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA) was formed along the same guidelines as that of the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) but has its own Officers, Constitution, Bylaws, and Membership Dues. EAGA’s prime purpose is to organize and conduct amputee golfing events and “Learn to Golf” clinics for any physically challenged individual, provide communication between its members and act as a bridge between its members and the National Association.
Soldier Sanctuary is BY combat Veterans FOR combat Veterans. We are all unpaid volunteers and 100% of donations help our mission. Every year, we hold up to 100 events in support of our Veteran community.
The Trenton Thunder’s foundation, The Grand Slam We Care Foundation, is a 501(c)3 charity, which at the conclusion of the 2021 season, had donated over $8 Million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations, through a variety of community programs.
COMMIT seeks to provide high touch transition support that becomes the standard nationwide so veterans in all communities can access services helping them identify their passions, build strong networks, and leverage their skills in civilian careers. Our programs uniquely expose service members and veterans to opportunities they may never seek out due to a lack of information or confidence.
Operation Encore is a non-profit Veterans organization that provides opportunities for Veteran and active duty singer-songwriters and musicians to take their music to the next level through artist development, professional recording, and industry-focused educational services. We seek out talent from across the military and Veteran communities to produce and highlight their original music and provide opportunities to showcase their talents and advance their careers.
The foundation will provide unconditional support and services to the families of recently fallen service members by professionals in several fields and also by those who have suffered similar losses so that the healing process can begin.
High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. The Military to the Mountain Program (M2M) is a way to tell the stories of U.S. Veterans choosing to embrace goal setting and athleticism as a way to enjoy life and all of its challenges. M2M is 100% free for participants, from housing, transportation, and meals, to training and outfitting the disabled vets with the right equipment.
Sponsoring Partners & Top Supporters
Pete Ciarrocchi is the Chairman and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, an expanding chain of restaurants that has become part of the true fabric of the city of Philadelphia and an avid sports fans’ “must stop” before, during, or after the game. Pete’s infectious energy and impressive cuisine became his recipe for success. The Chickie’s & Pete’s hometown flavor has expanded to 12 locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey and was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast.
The Mobile Cigar Lounge
Since its inception in September 2018, The Mobile Cigar Lounge continues to create beautiful experiences and turn them into unforgettable memories with one of the most prominent luxury items in the world, a fine cigar. We deliver the ultimate cigar experience in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas at weddings, private events, and festivals. The increased visibility through word of mouth, Google and social media outlets had a huge positive impact to the organization. As a result, The Mobile Cigar Lounge hired and trained five additional veterans to assist in the demand of the unique experience at the events.
Every summer for over fifty years, boats from up and down the coast have come to Beach Haven, NJ to fish the annual White Marlin Invitational. This summer, the tradition continues with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and dorado. Carrying on a sport fishing tradition that has been passed down through generations, this tournament honors the allure of the chase. Come join the fun and excitement in Beach Haven this August and fish against some of the best captains and crews in the oldest White Marlin Tournament in the country.
The uniqueness of the Stake Club resides not in a singular golf course or a long and storied history. Instead, it lives within a core group of one hundred individuals who came together to develop the best national membership in golf. Today, the Stake Club is an organization comprised of over 450 members from the finest national private golf clubs. The club’s motto, ‘A Generous Game’ epitomizes the work our members do to contribute to our community and the causes we support. As a result, meaningful relationship are forged, ideas are exchanged, and our community and the charitable work of the club is furthered.
The Home Depot
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry. Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That’s The Home Depot difference.