About Boot Campaign
Established in 2009, Boot Campaign is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting patriotism for America and our military community; raising awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. Retail sales of combat boots, apparel and mission-focused merchandise, general public donations and corporate sponsorships fund programs that support military families.
These efforts extend to all generations of military personnel who endure significant physical, emotional and circumstantial hardships resulting from their service and sacrifice.
Programs: The Boot Campaign’s most prolific assistance program is the Military Recovery Fund (MRF), which began in 2011 with an all-hands-on-deck fundraising effort to help a combat-wounded serviceman recover from life-threatening injuries. Today, MRF allows more veterans to benefit without restriction to their generation or their injuries. MRF is a program dedicated to making a significant impact in the lives of eligible service members, past and present, and their families. By offering monetary relief through direct grants and dependable referrals, we pledge to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to those committed to their own upward mobility during difficult or unforeseen transitions. MRF grants are focused on providing “gap-funding” for career/education transition, PTSD/TBI treatment, and housing needs.
Our partnerships with other like-minded nonprofits offer expanded, specialized support for things like home renovations and repairs, brain injury treatment and counseling, career/education support, wellness retreats, and so much more! It’s about collaborating, sharing resources, and coming together for the greater good of our military community. We strive to bridge the gap between government programs designed to care for military needs and the often challenging reality that is life during and post-service.
Successes: Since 2009 Boot Campaign has raised over 12 million dollars, and each year, an average of $0.83 of every $1 funded our mission of raising awareness of veterans’ issues and providing assistance to military families.