Veterans

9 ways to use your wallet to support our veterans

Each Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women who fight to protect our country. But our support doesn't need to be limited to one day. There are many ways to reach those who have sacrificed so much for our safety. These brands have made it possible to give back today and throughout the year.

1. Kenneth Cole "Awearness" Line

Designer Kenneth Cole created this line in November 2015 with the mission: "look good for good." Proceeds from this line support Hire Heroes and Help USA.

Awareness Kenneth Cole Taupe Plaid Suit, $90, Men's Warehouse

Men's Warehouse

2. Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers has donated over $1 million worth of suits to the Dignity U Program that supports veterans in need. In addition to their charitable contributions, Brooks Brothers is offering a discount for active military and veterans for the holiday.

Oxford Shirt, $78, Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers

3. Bombas Socks

Bombas Socks partners with the Department of Veteran Affairs to donate one pair of socks for every homeless veteran annually.

Mens Americano Calf Socks, $12, Bombas

Bombas.com

4. N:Philanthropy

This fashionable women's line is donating 30 percent of their proceeds on Veterans Day to Pawsitivity, a charity that helps provide service dogs to veterans struggling with PTSD.

Delilah Long Sleeve Crew, $84, n:Philanthropy

n: Philanthropy

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5. Alex and Ani

The jewelry brand is donating 20 percent of the proceeds from their patriotic Spirit of the Eagle Charm collection to Team Red, White and Blue. The organization aims to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their communities.

Spirit of the Eagle Charm Bangle, $28, Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

6. Sword & Plough

This brand with deep ties to the military repurposes military supplies to create stylish bags and accessories. Ten percent of the profits go directly to charities supporting veterans.

Green Women's Five Panel Hat, $39, Sword & Plough

Sword & Plough

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7. Operation Hat Trick

Operation Hat Trick was founded out of the realization that wounded soldiers frequently request hats to cover wounds, burns or bandages. Since 2012 they have donated $500,000 to support veterans.

Broten Cuffed Knit Hat, $22, '47

Operation Hat Trick

8. Shadetree Sunglasses

This environmentally friendly company donates $10 from each pair of America Glasses to Operation Homefront, a charity that supports families of fallen soldiers.

Classic Dark Walnut Wayfarer, $80, Shadetree

Shadetree

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9. "Zero Blog Thirty"

The popular podcast "Zero Blog Thirty" tackles the issues veterans face with humor. Now, they are selling branded T-shirts to support the K9s for Warriors organization.

ZBT Marines T-Shirt, $25, Barstool Sports

Barstool Sports
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