Hire Heroes USA, SmileDirectClub Foundation Announce Donation Match to Benefit Veterans and Military Spouses
Hire Heroes USA and the SmileDirectClub Foundation announced a significant commitment to support veterans, service members and military spouses seeking civilian employment. Their partnership is based on a shared mission of empowering individuals as they transition to new opportunities.
To celebrate this joint effort, the SmileDirectClub Foundation has committed to triple the impact of each donation made to Hire Heroes USA’s Veterans Day Campaign, Heroes Among Us, up to $50,000.
Heroes Among Us honors the veterans, service members and military spouses who embody service over self. Hire Heroes USA provides free, personalized career services that equip clients with the tools they need to secure rewarding careers. With every $1,000 raised, a veteran, service member or military spouse will begin a new, rewarding career in the civilian workforce. The Heroes Among Us campaign begins Nov. 1 and runs through Veterans Day.
“The SmileDirectClub Foundation is honored to support the important work of Hire Heroes USA. We could not think of a better way to celebrate and thank veterans and their families for their service than ensuring they have the tools, skills and confidence they need to transition into the next phase of their careers. We hope that by providing a matching gift others are inspired to join us in donating to Hire Heroes USA,” said John Sheldon, CMO of SmileDirectClub and President of the SmileDirectClub Foundation Board.
The SmileDirectClub Foundation’s generous pledge ensures more veterans, service members, and spouses will have access to employment resources that result in professional success and financial security for veteran and military families across the United States and abroad.
“The SmileDirectClub Foundation’s commitment to empowering heroes through transitions parallels our mission of empowering these same individuals as they transition into new careers. The foundation supports and strengthens entire communities, including the veterans and military spouses we serve. We are honored and grateful for their support and partnership, and we look forward to making a meaningful impact together on our veteran and military families now and for years to come,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Andrew Sandoe.
About Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that empowers US military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. We offer individualized career coaching, professionally written resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans and military spouses annually. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, our services are always free to clients.
In 2020, we helped 11,580 service members, veterans and military spouses find gainful employment. Since Hire Heroes USA’s founding, more than 60,000 Hire Heroes USA clients have found success in their job search.
All Hire Heroes services are being offered online or over the phone during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our volunteer services, which allow industry professionals to mentor and guide clients during their job search. Hire Heroes USA prioritizes transparency, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. For more information about our organization, visit hireheroesusa.org.
About SmileDirectClub Foundation
The SmileDirectClub Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that makes charitable grants to other non-profit organizations. Its mission is to empower the heroic, the vulnerable and those at risk to gain the tools, skills and confidence they need to put their best face forward as they transition to new phases in their education or careers.
The Foundation establishes partnerships with non-profit organizations that serve people who live in the Nashville area, where the Foundation is based, the United States and those across the globe.
To learn more about the Heroes Among Us campaign or to make a donation, click here.