Corporate Partnerships

“The USO connects with our service men and women every step of the way, and Kroger is proud to honor our troops and veterans by supporting them. We are humbled by the generosity our customers have shown through their participation in Kroger’s Honoring Our Heroes campaign; and we thank our associates in the military for their service to our country, our communities, and our company.” – Lynn Marmer, Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.

The USO North Carolina works every day to keep service members and military families connected to the people and places they love using proven, cost-effective and critical programs and services.

For corporations, partnering with the USO North Carolina enables companies to demonstrate their commitment to America’s men and women in uniform to their employees, their customers and their local communities. We have developed a range of partnership opportunities. Contact Us to discuss which ones work best for your company.

Some ways your business may be able to partner with us to support the needs of our service members and their families:

Cause Marketing: Cause-related programs are mutually beneficially to both the USO and our corporate partners. The USO’s uniquely positioned to offer companies marketing tools to reach their target markets and a direct link to our mission of supporting service members and their families. We are equipped to design and develop campaigns that will maximize your business and marketing goals through product-based programs, joint messaging and grassroots fundraising, and percentage of sales programs just to name a few. Please contact us to discuss cause-marketing opportunities.

Employee Engagement Americans increasingly want to participate in causes that are important to them through their workplaces. These efforts can effectively engage your employees in a cause they value, while creating organic collaboration and teamwork among colleagues. For more information on employee engagement and giving opportunities, matching gift contributions, and payroll deductions please contact us.

Corporate Foundations and Grants: If your corporate foundation is seeking to support service members and their families, connect with us to explore opportunities that meet your company or foundation’s needs.

Sponsorship and Event: Many of our corporate supporters sponsor a specific USO program or event that directly aligns with their corporate goals. For example USO2GO, which provides much-needed relief to troops serving in remote areas, and USO Transition 360 Alliance, which supports service members and their families as they transition back to civilian life. The USO also hosts several events throughout the year, including our annual USO Gala, which provide unique opportunities for corporate partners. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and events please Contact Us.

Donate Goods and Services: Products or services from your company can make a tremendous difference to the USO. The USO does work with corporate partners on specific items based on need. Please contact us if your company is interested in donating goods or services to support our service members and their families. The USO is in particular need of non-perishable, healthy food items in bulk quantities