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Boot Campaign

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: At Boot Campaign, our mission is to unite Americans to honor and restore the lives of veterans and military families through individualized, life-improving programs. #LaceUpAMERICA

Results: Since inception, Boot Campaign has blazed a trail in the nonprofit world, raising more than $22 million and investing more than $2 million annually in programs to help service members, veterans and their families from every generation. Proceeds from retail sales and events, donations and corporate sponsorships allow Boot Campaign to maximize efficiency and productivity, keeping operational expenses low so the majority of funds raised support our mission-driven programs. In 2020, 87% of the $1.4M spent went directly to Boot Campaign’s mission-driven programs.

Target demographics: Military Service Members, Veterans, Family Members of Service Members or Veterans

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: - Health & Wellness - Santa Boots

Community Stories

179 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

CHerschberger

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization ran by some of the best people I have ever had the honor of knowing. These people truly care for our military. It is their main priority to give back and help the men and women that have served our country and sacrificed so much. I can not think of a better cause to give my time and money to. It is truly an honor and blessing to be a part of their work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Boot Campaign is an incredible organization that helps veterans and inspires all who deal with them! Joey Jones and crew are nothing short of amazing, and quite simply some of the most patriotic people you will ever meet!

Vicki62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You can't believe how much I am getting in return for the time I am giving to our veterans and their families! After every event, I am just riding high feeling honored to help in the smallest ways. There is not enough service compared to the magnitude of service and sacrifice they have given to protect our great freedoms!
Boot Campaign offers a variety of events, in which to volunteer your time, give your money, or just spread the word about this amazing organization. The people who run it and those that volunteer are so diverse, but all there for our veterans. It started with a booth they had at the DFWPhotoExpo, buying a few t-shirts, reading about them on the internet, to get me going....and I haven't regretted one minute. I highly recommend this group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My kids had the honor of working with the Boot Campaign to make a video and were featured on the KABC news. And when showing friends and family the news special, everyone had questions about the Boot Campaign and both my girls were able to talk about it and explain honor, courage, integrity and loyalty. They for sure learned a lot in a short amount of time and both were very excited to be part of the program. it is great to see that there is an organization that is helping our youth understand what our countries heroes are fighting for. Me personally never knew about honor, courage, integrity and loyalty until I jointed the Marines. To open the eyes of todays youth is so beneficial to our way of life.

Leo & Shannon Smith

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how the Boot Campaign goes above and beyond for our veterans in need! I am in a position where I can refer veterans to the Boot Campaign's, Military Recovery Fund to request assistance and I have personal knowledge of many requests fulfilled.
This organization works on very narrow operating costs to keep the money they raise going to the veterans. I will continue to be a cheer leader for the Boot Campaign as long as I can!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the much appreciated straight-talk that the folks from the Boot Campaign give their customers; they are a breath of fresh air. You gotta' question? They'll answer it straight up, no dancin' 'round any bushes there. Love the merchandise, you get a really unique, comfortable, and high quality product for the price ... and real quick too. I can't say enough good things about these folks and their mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the mother of a veteran I am so pleased to have found an organization with such a great mission to support. I know they are good stewards of the money they receive and truly make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the best experience with this company! They are in constant contact from the minute you place your order until it's delivered. Exchanges are no hassle and the shipping time is extremely fast. I love my boots, shirt and I know I will feel this same about my hat. Thank you Boot Campaign!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am just now getting to know the folks at Boot Campaign.

I am amazed at what they have done and how they have remained focus to the mission that they began with. Their heart and passion for our military families is apparent. A lot of military organization have that. Yet, as the years go by and they grow, some non-profits lose sight of the basics... "why did we begin doing this in the first place"

The Boot campaign folks have not lost sight of why they do..... what they do. They know it is all about those they serve, they make no distinctions. In fact, they make more exceptions to include those that need their support.

That is what makes them special in the military org world!!

ASC looks forward in being a boot on the ground for "Boot Campaign" :))

Daryl JW Mackin
A Soldier's Child (ASC) Foundation
Founder/Executive Director

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is our second year having an event that supported the Boot Campaign. Everyone one with their organization was so professional and great to work with. I'm honored to say we partner with them and we are looking forward to our third event that will take place September 11, 2015!

Donor

Rating: 5

Veterans United Foundation has been honored to work with an organization like The Boot Campaign for several years now. Their passion for helping the military community is unwavering and we are proud to call them a partner!

Jennifer386

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband is a Soldier in the US Army. I started with Boot Campaign because I wanted to give back to my Army family. I found the Boot Campaign. My experience with them had been the most amazing experience of my life. I can't ever imagine my volunteer experience without having been adopted into the Boot Campaign family.

Just an amazing group of people taking care of another amazing group of people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was my first experience volunteering with a nonprofit organization. The Boot Campaign went above and beyond my expectations. They have an amazing group of individuals and all work together to help our deserved veterans and their families. I am looking forward to working with all of them again very soon. I was honored to be part of such a great organization.

Shannon Fosnaugh

Terry58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I couldn't be more impressed with the mission of Boot Campaign. The purpose and the people that keep Boot Campaign going from day to day make it possible to help the lives of so many service members and veterans and as a veteran, I sincerely appreciate each and every one of outstanding men and women that serve within the Boot Campaign organization. Thank you!

melanie.riddick

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Courage Beyond at Centerstone is proud to partner together with the Boot Campaign. Our organizations have worked together to host fundraising and awareness events to shed light on the issues our warriors and their loved ones face as an impact of their service to our country, as well as provide them with programs and services to offer support, assistance and healing. Boot Campaign does a tremendous job at raising awareness and funds to provide this much needed support to our military population. Putting your BOOTS ON is such an easy way for anyone to get involved and show not only his or her patriotism, but also support for our troops!

Jennifer385

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign is an excellent group. I have had the honor to volunteer with these amazing people to provide funds, camaraderie, and just a good old time for veterans and active duty military members. Through sponsorship and donated resources, the Boot Campaign provides events for vets to come together and participate in such as golf, fishing, marksmanship, etc. Veterans are paired up with sponsors in teams for these events,which is nice because the sponsors get to show appreciation to the veterans, and the veterans get to tell their stories and just feel the love.

The Boot Campaign provides for veterans in ways that the VA cannot. As a veteran, spouse of a disabled veteran, and a volunteer, I can truly say that I support them 100% and will always look for ways to help out.

Michael283

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an active duty member I serve as a medical asset to the Marine infantry. It's my job to take care of them. I learned of The Boot Campaign a few years back and attended my first event with them, The Boot Ride. I was exposed to what they were all about, and caught a glimpse of what they do. I was hooked and started volunteering for everything I could with them. As I was more and more exposed to their work, and saw what they were doing for our veterans, I discovered that the same passion that I had in taking care of my Marines existed here in this organization, for all service members. I have been fortunate enough to volunteer for several events with them, and each time, I am met with the same awe; that same feeling, I experienced at my first event. Genuine, real, American, patriotic people who sincerely care about our service members. The services provided by them for our troops and their families is amazing.

Donor

Rating: 5

I volunteer for and donate to the Boot Campaign. We researched other veterans' charities and determined that TBC was doing the best work with the least amount of overhead.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are the real deal, helping our troops get back to their lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign is near and dear to my heart. I am a volunteer for TBC because I have always wanted to do something to give back to those who serve our great country. I researched other charities to help out and I found The Boot Campaign in 2013. I went to The 2013 Boot Ride in Hollywood and just felt so close to this cause and wanted to give my time to them. I love that they are transparent and you can actually see where the money that is raised goes to, which is very important. I have been fortunate now to be involved with several fundraising and charity events (Push Ups for Charity, The Boot Ride, private golf fundraisers, etc.). The Push Ups for Charity team that I joined in Santa Clarita, CA raised the most money in the country for TBC, and I was able to see the funds raised go towards a mortgage free home for a wounded warrior. This was such an amazing and emotional feeling that words really cannot describe. It was such an honor to shake the hand of the Veteran that gave so much of himself for this country. I love The Boot Campaign and everything that they do, the staff at The Boot Campaign are so dedicated to their work and it shows with their success in help so many Veterans and their families. I feel like I have found a second family with some of the BC staff, as they understand my compassion to help those who need it so much. They are not just a “business” they are a compassionate group of people who love their country and will do anything to help those that serve. I love TBC and will continue to volunteer as long as they exist.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the board member contact for a Veterans advocacy group w/ 500 members at a major oil field service company in Houston, Texas.

We have partnered w/ Boot Campaign for the last 12 months and have been trilled w/ their mission. It has dovetailed into our corporate philosophy. As well we have been amazed at the ideas and support that we have received from their staff !! They have gone out of their way as a group to make our partnership w/ them to be 1st class.

We have had several fund raising events w/ Boot Campaign and have several more in the pipe. We see a long and happy future using Boot Campaign as our charity conduit to the Veteran community outside of our company!

I would urge any and all to spend your valuable time w/ Boot Campaign as we feel that it is time spent pointed in the correct direction!

Semper Fi !
Ron

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in Medical Leadership Position with TX Army National Guard, and have worked with many veterans and companies.

The Boots Campaign has been far and away hosted the most top notch events that I have attended, and been an avid supported of our veterans.
Thanks to Christina and all The Boots Campaign Staff!

Ginger G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a part of this organization since it's inception and have watched it positively impact the lives of not only our veterans, but their family members as well. It continues to strive to find the most important needs of our veteran population and address them head on, while honoring their service and sacrifice.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign promotes patriotism, cultivates awareness, and provides necessary programs for the men and women coming home from combat. I believe it is our duty as Americans to support the 1% of the population who are willing to defend our freedom, and it is SO easy! The Boot Campaign can help you do it in a fun, visible and tangible way - by GETTING YOUR BOOTS ON! The feeling you will get from purchasing a pair of boots, wearing them out and starting a conversation will be unlike any other, and you know you LITERALLY helped someone in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personally seen the difference Boot Campaign makes in the lives of military families, and it is through pure, genuine passion this organization thrives. Not only does this nonprofit go out of their way to raise awareness and promote patriotism, they are dedicated to providing assistance whenever possible, and partner up with other strong organizations to have an even greater impact. Their mission is unparalleled and the heart behind the operation is absolutely awe-inspiring.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed first hand what this charity does for our veterans. From Home Giveaways, to emergency assistance to a renewed sense of purpose for veterans looking for a noble cause to be a part of. The Boot Campaign has our veterans in mind every step of the way. A truly first rate organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that gives back to the men and women of our military. I started volunteering back in the early days and have been an employee for over two years now. It's such a gratifying experience to be involved with this amazing group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love everything about this organization... Passion, Patriotism, and Purpose! Everytime I wear my boots, someone will ask me about them, which gives me the opportunity to to tell people how they can help our military. The charity is very transparent so you know exactly how much of your donation goes directly to helps support Career Placement, Housing, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness.... and so much more!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a 4 year employee and volunteer for this organization. I am proud to be able to say that I have been here since the Boot Campaign opened it's doors, and I have never felt more fulfillment at any other job in my career. I have had the privileged of seeing lives changed on a daily basis, and will continue to work for this organization for the foreseeable future.

Top 3 Oganizational Highlights:
1) Transparency (regarding finances, programs, funding , Etc)
2) Clear goals, objectives, mission statement
3) THE PEOPLE who run this org, and the heart and soul behind each of them! Always easy to get someone on the phone and get the help you need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of being a volunteer of the Boot Campaign. I stared volunteering with them at their start, back in 2009. I have been close enough to see the money come in, and go straight into the hands of the men women, children and family members of our nations bravest and most deserving heroes. There is no better feeling to know that donating my time and money is appreciated, and placed exactly where I am told it goes. My life has been changed by the selflessness of every person on this team. From the Board of Directors, to the part time employees, every person is there for the right reasons. I am proud to call myself a supporter of this Campaign.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For those of you that have not heard about the Boot Campaign yet, I certainly encourage you to check it out. What an amazing charity, and a great group of professional volunteers and employees. I love that the campaign gives back to all branches of services. Dedicated and hardworking, the Boot Campaign comes up with great new ways to promote all the partner charities they support.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign is an AMAZING organization!! If you haven't heard the story of how it all started I recommend going to www.bootcampaign.com and checking it out. I have been a contributor to the organization since the beginning and HAVE NO PLANS ON STOPPING. The organization is ran with class and professionalism. Its an honor to be associated with the BC!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

extemely nice and amazing to deal with
very professional
quick response time
positive
very compliant
hearts are in the right place

Gerard Graci
Staten island,NY

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has made a donation to the Boot Campaign for three consecutive years, with the amount increasing each year. The founders and staff of the organization are extremely creative and entrepreneurial; they are also completely dedicated and focused on helping those who have helped secure the freedoms we all enjoy. Based on my experience with other charities, it is also my belief that the Boot Campaign is above-average in terms of the amount of resources actually directed toward programming rather than on administration or fund-raising. As long as we continue to be in a position to do so, my wife and plan to continue our support of the Boot Campaign.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a son, Marcus Burleson who was injured in Afghanistan on December 9, 2011. He is still recovering at Walter Reed in Bethesda MD. The Boot Campaign has been Great! I have worked with Sherri Reuland and Gwenith Lammers, these two lady's are amazing and they have now helped my son enjoy some freedoms he has long awaited.
Kirk Burleson

Donor

Rating: 5

Bates Footwear is proud to work with the Boot Campaign and provide footwear for their amazing organization. Their teams dedication to giving back and being able to involve the community through great events is truly honorable. We look forward to a great 2013 and beyond.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to prosper in the current poor market and have searched for an organization that is dedicated to help our service men and women, who I feel deserve our gratitude for the selfless acts they have to perform to ensure our safety and prosperity. It is a travesty how they are treated by our government (past and current). I have been very impressed by the programs that the Boot Campaign provide to them to help them get on their feet. I researched several organizations and have found this one to be one of the best at actually providing a helping hand, not a hand out. God bless our troops and the Boot Campaign for being there to help them. I hope for the day when they are not needed but until then I plan to do all I can to support them as long as they continue this needed and appreciated endeavor.

Andrew48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization. I've seen first hand how the funds they raise go DIRECTLY to the support of our veterans.
There are so many times in my life I've wondered where the money went- NOT the case with the Boot Campaign. They are so efficient and effective with their resources.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My construction company is very proud to support Boot Campaign by purchasing boots for all my employees to support our troops. Boot Campaign is a great organization that does so much for so many veterans and their families! The boots are great quality and their line of clothing is fun too!
I cant wait to do our own boot shoot picture soon! Thank you Boot Campaign!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign has an amazing track record of outdoing themselves day after day. I'm proud to say I know and enjoy working with the entire team. It's a first class organization that has shown to be very capable of serving those who serve us. We are very blessed at Bates to be a partner to the BC organization and are looking forward to many years of helping BC GIVE BACK!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are the most well run organization I have ever been in contact with. Any questions or concerns you have are answered almost immediately. Most polite and friendly group of people to deal with from top to bottom.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Boot Campaign is an amazing origination that has one goal in mind, to GIVE BACK! I am honored that I have had the privilege to be involved with the Boot Campaign on over the past couple of years, it has changed my life to see how many families are touched and reached through this origination. The Boot Campaign does not just talk about helping our military men and women when they come back, they "Put their Boots On", and get it done!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In the past couple of months my family and I have
Been graciously served by Mrs. Sherri and the BC!
The generosity and care of this foundation is amazing.

Jeff
Semper Fi

Cy A.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Sherri Rueland and the Boot Campaign staff for going on five years. I have also assisted other like Campaigns that raise money for returning Soldiers that have been wounded.
The Boot Campaign has amazed me with there integrity , and their tireless passion to make sure these soldiers get all the attention and financial help they deserve.

Cy Angelloz
President: Global Hunting Network

1 Brendan4

Donor

Rating: 5

Very professional organization with a truly unique method of raising funds and marketing. My wife and I have both bought boots from the Boot Campaign and they're so comfortable that I wear mine almost every day. It's a win-win for the supporters and recipients of this great charity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been an honor to watch first hand how the Boot Campaign is positively impacting the lives of our service men and women and their families. The need is grand and the Boot Campaign is dedicated to assisting those deserving heroes!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen the direct impact of the organization on my fellow active duty service members and respect the fact that Boot Campaign really walks the walk when it comes to using the money that they raise.