6 Nontraditional Ways to Support Veterans
For 20 years, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of injured veterans, service members, and their families. WWP’s mission to honor and empower wounded warriors could only be accomplished with the support of generous donors, supporters, and like-minded organizations.
Since 2003, WWP has served more than 220,000 warriors and their family members with free programs and services that address mental health, physical health and wellness, connection, financial education, and more.
While direct donations are a large component of WWP’s ability to serve wounded warriors, you may not know there are other ways to support WWP’s mission.
Here are some other ways to give:
1. Become a Fundraiser for WWP
Start with something you are passionate about. Maybe it's a pickleball tournament, a bake sale, or an all-out rock show. Take your hobbies or interests and turn them into a fundraiser to help support injured veterans. Love playing golf? Transform your Saturday golf game into a fundraising event. If running is your passion, register for a WWP Carry Forward® 5K event, then rally your network to help fundraise for America’s bravest. Whatever it is, your hobbies and interests can be used to help empower, employ, and engage veterans for their next mission. When you register to become a fundraiser, WWP will also help provide tips and tools to make your event successful.
2. Give Through Your Workplace
Many companies offer their employees the opportunity to support charities that are close to their hearts. Through payroll deductions, gift matching, and company fundraisers, company employees can help improve the lives of wounded, injured, or ill veterans and their families. Federal employees and retirees can also give easily through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which is the largest workplace-giving campaign in the world. The CFC designates military and veterans services as the “Cause of the Week” for the week of Nov. 6-13.
3. Livestreaming & Gaming
Stream what you love and help give back to our nation’s bravest. Whether your passions are gaming, crafts, music, or more, when you register for WWP’s Stream to Serve, your charity livestream will help WWP provide services like career counseling, mental health programs, and rehabilitative care to wounded warriors and their families. To learn more about WWP’s streaming schedule and how to fundraise year-round; follow us on Twitch.
4. Include WWP in Your Will
Create a lasting legacy by improving the lives of wounded warriors for generations to come. Through wills and bequests, you can support WWP’s mission by specifying it in your will or trust. This can include a specific monetary amount, a percentage of your estate, or beneficiary designation of other assets. You can also honor the memory of someone by creating an online memorial page. This tribute allows friends and families to continue to support and empower wounded veterans.
5. Give a Gift That Gives Twice
WWP is fortunate to be partnered with many great corporations and like-minded companies. By supporting WWP’s corporate partners, you can help make an impact on the lives of warriors, who never pay a penny for WWP’s programs and services. A percentage of your purchase for the following is donated directly to WWP:
- Flowers from Crayola Flowers.
- Men’s and women’s apparel from Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
- Gift cards from Giving Good Cards.
- Adventure gear from Basecamp.
6. Donate an Unwanted Vehicle
Have an old – or not-so-old – car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle you’re not using anymore? Not sure what to do with it or tired of paying for upkeep? You could help someone else, including wounded veterans, by donating it, whether it’s running or not. Through a tax-deductible vehicle donation program, the vehicle can be picked up and sold with funds benefiting the warriors WWP serves.
Regardless of the method of giving, WWP is grateful for the support that has allowed the organization to serve wounded warriors now and well into the future. WWP directs every dollar, hour, and action toward serving warriors and their families.
Contact: — Paris Moulden, Public Relations, email@example.com, 904.570.7910
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.