Consider supporting organizations that support the military, veterans, and their families.
The following are organizations who are making a special effort to recognize Veterans Day by donating a portion of their sales to veteran causes or featuring special programs that give back to veterans during the month of November. Companies that are giving back to the military include:
BedInABox — For those who want to participate and send pillows as gifts, BedInABox.com will offer a 15% discount on each Curve pillow sale and collect the orders until November 30. All pillows will be shipped to the Soldiers’ Angel team to be included in their holiday stocking drive. To send specific soldiers a pillow, customers can also provide the appropriate military mail address for their loved ones to get a pillow in time for the holidays.
Boston Bruins — The Bruins honor local military members, veterans, and their families at Military Appreciation Night on Monday, November 6. Season Ticket Holders, Premium Members and Game Plan Holders with a ticket to the Wild game on Monday, November 6 can donate their seats to local military programs. Click here to learn how to donate or receive tickets.
Cracker Barrel — Between Oct. 30 – Nov. 11, Cracker Barrel will donate 20 percent of proceeds from online and in-store purchases of Lodge cookware to Operation Homefront. Lodge items available at Cracker Barrel include cast-iron skillets, pans and griddles that have been favorites of home cooks and chefs alike for generations. Funds raised will be donated in the form of gift cards to help provide holiday meals to military families across the country. Click here to learn more.
Hair Cuttery — For every haircut purchased by Hair Cuttery patrons on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in the same community. To distribute the free haircut certificates, Hair Cuttery partners with veteran’s organizations across the U.S., including, the American Red Cross, Operation Sacred Housing and regional Veterans Affairs offices. Click here for more.
Home Depot Foundation — In honor of Veterans Day, The Home Depot Foundation and the postcard-sending appTouchNote, #CHOOSETOSERVE by providing thousands of free postcards to allow people to send veterans a note of gratitude. People from all over the world can send a beautiful and personalized postcard that our veterans will receive in the mail, honoring their services while bringing a smile to their faces. To send a card, download the TouchNote app and enter the promo code CHOOSETOSERVE. Each user will be eligible to send one free postcard to a veteran anywhere in the world.
IHOP — In honor of Veterans Day, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and IHOP Restaurants are teaming up for the month of November to raise donations and awareness. Throughout the entire month of November, participating IHOP restaurants will donate $1 from every Red, White and Blue Pancake Combo sold to Fallen Patriots. Guests can also make an on-check donation at IHOP with all funds going directly to support the organization’s scholarship program.
Outback Steakhouse — Outback Steakhouse is joining forces with Operation Homefront to launch the “At Outback, We Serve Those Who Serve” year-long campaign. Starting November 8 through January 2, 2018, Outback customers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for military families through purchases at their local Outback restaurant:
- For every purchase of a Foster’s Lager Big Bloke, MillerCoors* will donate $1 to Operation Homefront
- For every purchase of Outback’s New Patriotic Punch, Outback** will donate $1 to Operation Homefront
- Customers can add $1 to their check to be donated directly to Operation Homefront
- Customers’ donation of $5 or more will be used to purchase Outback gift cards that will be shared with military families by Operation Homefront
Regal Entertainment Group — Regal Entertainment Group will show its appreciation for military men and women this Veterans Day by donating $1 of every large popcorn sale on November 11 to the Gary Sinise Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving military personnel and their families. Click here for details.
Sears — Sears has teamed with Operation Homefront to provide veterans and their families with new, mortgage-free homes, and to support their critical financial needs this holiday season. Now through Nov. 18, Sears members and customers can donate to Operation Homefront when they check out at any Sears store or via a link at sears.com/heroesathome.
Sport Clips — Now through Veterans Day, November 11, you can “Help A Hero” further their education toward post-military goals when you get a haircut at Sport Clips Haircuts locations across the U.S. On Veterans Day, Sport Clips will also donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program.
Starbucks — Through November 15, for every Veterans Day Starbucks Card purchased, Starbucks will donate $5 to Veterans organizations strengthening our communities through service: Team Rubicon, Team Red, White & Blue, and The Mission Continues. Also through November 15, Starbucks partners (employees) can donate their weekly coffee bag benefit to troops serving overseas, building on the 60,000 pounds of coffee (1.5 million cups!) shipped to service members overseas last year.
Since you are out and about, make sure to check out all of the Veterans Day discounts available to veterans and their families.