2018 Veterans Day giving back programs and giveaways that allow all people to contribute as well as resources for veterans, retired military and active duty military to seek assistance.
Veterans Day 2018 will be on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday on Monday, November 12th, 2018.
2018 Veterans Day Charitable Programs
Typically offers are announced in late October and early November so keep checking for more announcements. We will update as soon as offers are announced.
Americans are encouraged to make a $11 donation to Building Homes for Heroes. These funds will be used for “gifting and modifying one mortgage-free home every 11 days, and high hopes of gifting its 200th home in 2019.”
Through its week-long “Mission for Vets” campaign, from Monday, November 5 to Monday, November 12, Bar Louie invites its guests to donate via an add-on to their checks. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help veterans and their families in immediate need.
bd’s Mongolian Grill
From Monday, October 29 through Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11, guests at bd’s Mongolian Grill locations can buy a $2 pin-up to support Folds of Honor. Guests will be able to write-in who they “dedicate” the pin-up to (Active, Veteran or Family Member). In addition, on Veterans Day, each bd’s location will donate 10 percent of food sales to support a local Folds of Honor chapter.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Beginning November 1 and throughout the month, current and retired military can reserve a free Pizookie® as part of the restaurant’s “Buy a Hero a Pizookie” program. Guests who would like to honor these heroes can contribute $1 or more on their restaurant bill to the program. With a contribution of $1 of more, guests will receive a bounce-back coupon for a FREE Pizookie® with any food purchase of $9.95 valid through 12/31/18.
Boston’s Pizza Restaurant
On Veteran’s Day, ten percent of total sales from the day will be donated to The National Veterans Foundation.
Thousands of military families will receive an exclusive coupon for $3 off CAULIPOWER pizzas through Blue Star Families.
Christmas Decor will be donating their products, resources and time to decorate the homes of local military families as part of the Decorated Family Program. Nominate a family and the deadline for nominations is Veterans Day.
Cracker Barrel/Operation Homefront
Cracker Barrel partners Duke Cannon Supply Co. and Big Little Fudge® will also help support Operation Homefront by making donations tied to select products sold in Cracker Barrel stores during the Veterans Day timeframe.
Dunkin’ Donuts/Home for Troops
Dunkin’ will surprise some of these members with a case of the brand’s ground Original Blend Coffee. Under the program, each week the company sends a case of coffee to deployed troops based on recommendations from friends, family members or troops themselves. Since 2003, the brand has sent 10 cases of coffee each week.
Ghengis Grill/Folds of Honor
Starting October 29, Genghis Grill guests can donate $2 or more to Folds of Honor to raise money for educational scholarships for families of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
They are supporting PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, by offering one complimentary lesson or TECFIT club fitting session redeemable between Nov. 5-11 to anyone who first makes a small donation to PGA HOPE, the flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH.
Hair Cuttery Share-a-Haircut program
For every adult haircut purchased on Sundday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in communities local to Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 locations. In each market, Hair Cuttery will partner with local veterans organizations to reach those in need through the donation of haircut certificates.
Consumers who purchase a tube of HEFF can go to the www.HEFFrelief.com website to enter in their unique code from the tube cap, which will then activate a tube donation to Operation Gratitude who will put into care packages for U.S. Service Members.
Home for Our Troops/eBay for Charity
Home for Troops and eBay for Charity will hold a special auction on eBay where all the proceeds will go to Home for Our Troops and to proving adapted homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. The auction will go from 11/5 to 11/15.
Purchase a 2019 Hooters Calendar and Hooters will collect and deliver the calendars to U.S. military deployed around the world as part of Operation Calendar Drop.
iHOP/Fallen Patriots Foundation
$1 from the purchase of every Red, White & Blue Combo from November 1-30 goes to support Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
Donate $5 or more to Round it Up America® in November and receive a $10 bonus card good toward your next visit. Proceeds go toward Operation Homefront – Holiday Meals for Military (less National Disaster Relief donations and administrative fees).
NFL Salute to Service
Between November 1 and November 19th, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. On Veteran’s Day this donation will be increased to $25.
O’Charley’s/The Folded Flag Foundation
Guests who donate $5 to Folded Flag on their individual bills, will receive a $5 voucher to use at a future O’Charley’s visit. This promotion will run through Sunday, Nov. 4.
Outback Steakhouse/Operation Homefront
Starting November 8 through January 31, 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 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
Pet Supplies Plus/Natural Balance
This Veteran’s Day (November 11), your purchase of Natural Balance products at any of the pet retailer’s 435 nationwide stores now through November 26 will help support a $50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs.
Purple Heart Wines
Drink Purple Heart Wine at Saranellos in Wheeling, IL or better yet shop online and a portion of the proceeds goes back to the Purple Heart Foundation. Learn more about the Purple Heart.
Rip It Energy
$20,000 is being given away to Veterans Service Organizations that are nominated and selected by Thursday, Nov 8th. A $2,500 donation will be made to several VSOs. To nominate submit an original video nominating a VSO on Instagram; follow them on Twitter and use the hashtag: #RipIt20kveteransdaygiveaway
Rock & Brews
Working in partnership with the USO and Coca Cola, Rock & Brews will donate proceeds from the sales of a specially designed camouflage t-shirt from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30 to the USO.
On Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, Scooter’s Coffee customers will be able to add a dollar donation for Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) to their order.
Southeastern Grocers ( BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores)
Now through Nov. 12, customers can join Southeastern Grocers to honor veterans, military and their families by making a donation to Folds of Honor while shopping at any BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie store.
Sports Clips/VFW Help A Hero Program
From October 16 through Veterans Day, November 11, Sport Clips locations around the country want you to help us “Help A Hero” by donating to our Help A Hero Scholarship program, which provides scholarships to veterans through the VFW. Sport Clips will donate $1 from every hair care service to the program. Service members and veterans will get the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals. Sports Clips will also donate a dollar for every haircare service to the scholarship program on Veterans Day.
Starbucks Gift Card
When you give a Veterans Starbucks Card or eGift now through November 11, Starbucks will donate $5 to veterans organizations that are working to strengthen our communities. Plus, for every hot coffee purchased on Veterans Day at participating Starbucks stores, they will donate 15 cents to Blue Star Families.
Suave will donate $1 for every purchase of limited-edition packs sold and $1 for every specially-marked coupon redeemed from October 14, 2018 through November 18, 2018, with a goal of donating $1 million.
TAPS Fish House & Brewery
Nov. 11, a significant portion of profits from the “Silent Warrior” American strong ale will benefit a military retreat in Virginia that helps combat veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
Weis Markets/Paralyzed Veterans of America
Nov. 2 – Nov. 15 support the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign by rounding up their orders or purchasing $1, $3, $5 or $10 vouchers at Weis checkouts.Weis will also make a corporate donation.
Western Governers University
Western Governors University (WGU) is offering $750,000 in scholarships for veterans, active-duty military, reservists, and military family members who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applications are now being accepted through December 31, 2018, for the WGU Salute to Veterans Scholarship.
Yesway is donating 5 cents from the sale of every bottle of Yesway-branded spring and purified water sold, up to an additional $25,000, to Operation Homefront.
2017 Veterans Day Charitable Programs
Customers can visit any of the participating locations across the US to round up their bill to the next dollar with the proceeds to be donated to the WWP in support of the warriors it serves.
Visit Regal theaters this Veteran’s Day and Regal will donate $1 for every large popcorn purchased on November 11 to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Waffle House/Paralyzed Veterans of America
Make a donation to the Waffle House Mission: ABLE campaign between September 11 – November 11, 2017 and you’ll receive, via email, a coupon good for one free waffle at participating Waffle House locations. Waffle House will match donations up to $10,000.