Since 2007, Sport Clips has helped U.S. service members connect with their loved ones through our Help A Hero program, benefitting the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink™ Free Call Days. Through company and client donations, almost 2 million dollars have been contributed to the program and more than 2 million calls have been made possible - and counting!
We continue to support the Free Call Days for deployed and hospitalized service members, but beginning this year, Sport Clips' Help A Hero program raised funds to provide scholarships to veterans. The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program helps veterans get the education and training they need to begin the next chapter of their lives. Each scholarship will provide up to $5,000 of financial assistance to veterans wishing to further their education during or after military service.
From October 14 through November 11, Veterans Day, Sport Clips locations nationwide collected donations to help provide the gift of scholarships to our nation's heroes. We will announce Help A Hero 2013 contributions soon, so stay tuned! To donate online, click here.
Hundreds of thousands of veterans are entering the civilian workforce each year, and they face numerous obstacles as they transition back into civilian life, including finding a career. By providing scholarships for use at post-secondary schools, including trade schools, our goal is to make this transition a little easier.
To learn more about the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, including details on eligibility, click here.
Thank you for your support!