Sport Clips Haircuts recently kicked off its Help A Hero veteran scholarship campaign to fund scholarships for U.S. service members and veterans, the largest scholarship program of its kind. Donations can be made now through November 13 at any Sport Clips location or by texting “HERO” to 71777. On Veterans Day, November 11, 2021, participating stores will offer free haircuts for veterans and service members who present a military ID, and Sport Clips will donate $2 per hair care service toward this year's fundraising goal of $1.5 million.
"With the support of our generous clients and product partners, we're helping thousands of veterans get the additional education they need to pursue a wide range of civilian careers," says Edward Logan, CEO and president of Sport Clips Haircuts. "As a veteran-founded company, we intend to keep and honor our commitment to thank those who serve. This year, we've increased our pledge to the program by doubling our donation to $2 for every hair care service provided in our stores nationwide on Veterans Day."
Many Have Been Helped
Help A Hero scholarships fund up to $5,000 per semester and help cover the cost of tuition and fees for military with the rank of E-5 and below. More than 2,000 military and student veterans have received Help A Hero scholarships through the $9.2 million donated to date by Sport Clips's fundraising efforts.
"Despite the education benefits veterans earn from serving our country, they often don’t cover the increasing costs of attaining higher education,” notes Fritz Mihelcic, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) national commander. “Together with Sport Clips, the VFW is dedicated to easing the financial burden for those who deserve it most.”
Added Support From a Walk
In support of this year’s campaign, the VFW and Sport Clips are hosting the second annual VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Walk. The event offers supporters a virtual and healthy way to engage in the campaign. Participants in the virtual walk may register and fundraise individually or as a team, and the walk offers the flexibility to partake in the event where and when it is convenient. All participants are invited to join the VFW and Sport Clips for the Celebration Finale on the VFW’s Facebook page on Nov. 6, 2021, at noon EST. Complete details on the virtual Help A Hero Walk can be found at vfw.org/2021VirtualWalk.
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