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“THEY PROMISED TO DEFEND. WE PROMISE TO SUPPORT.” They’ve done their duty, and now it’s time for us to do the same.

More than 31 percent of the 2.1 million service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from physical or psychological injuries. 22 veterans commit suicide every day. 1 in 5 combat veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD. According to a study of 675,000 veterans 39% are abusing alcohol or narcotics. Their needs are constant and support can be uneven. Operation Hat Trick is committed to making a difference in veterans’ lives by engaging with donors and partners to pay for such things as for rehabilitative services,adaptive equipment,and basic living expenses to support their recoveries.

But, we need your help. This is not about you. It’s not about me. It’s not about PR. It’s not about money. It’s about NEED.

Your donations and the support we receive from the sale of hats,gear and products are the engines that fund our work for veterans — putting over $1.2 million in the hands of veterans organizations that then disburse funds to those most in need. OHT is changing one life at a time.

These donations have supported organizations like:

  • Adaptive Training Foundation
  • Camp Resilience
  • Canine Companions
  • Challenge Alaska (Warriors Hockey)
  • Charleston (SC) Warriors Hockey
  • CLC - Alabama - AL Marines Foundation
  • CLC - U of Arizona - Southern AZ Healthcare-Tuscon
  • CLC - Boise St - Idaho Veterans Garden
  • CLC - Clemson -Purple Heart Homes SC
  • CLC - Fresno St - Operation Finally Home
  • CLC - MI St - Fallen&Wounded Soldiers Fund
  • CLC - Minnesota - Minneapolis VA Emergency Fund
  • CLC - Nebraska - Heroes Into Homes
  • CLC - Oklahoma - Warrior for Freedom Fdtn
  • CLC - Old DominionU-Combat Wounded Coaltn
  • CLC - South Carolina - Hidden Wounds
  • CLC - Texas A&M - Brazos Valley Cares
  • CLC - U of San Diego - Travis Manion Fdtn
  • CLC - U of S Florida - Southeast Guide Dogs
  • CLC - Utah State - Cache Vally Veterans Assoc
  • Community Champions/Fiesta Bowl
  • EOD Warrior Foundation
  • Exalted Warrior Yoga Walter Reed
  • GWBushF-Military Service Initiative
  • Headstrong
  • Hero Flights
  • Homes for Our Troops
  • Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA)
  • Hope for the Warriors
  • Infinite Wishes Foundation- Infinite Heroes Program
  • Ironstone Farm
  • Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors
  • Johnson County VA
  • Liberty House
  • MACV-MN Veterans Alliance-Duluth
  • MARSOC
  • Minnesota Warriors Hockey
  • Naval Medical Center SD (Armed Services YMCA)
  • Navy SEAL Foundation
  • NHADA Ryan Goggins Fund
  • New England Home and Ctr for Vets
  • North Carolina Warriors Hockey
  • Northeast Passage
  • O2X-performance work with veterans group
  • Operation Military Embrace
  • Project Sanctuary
  • Purple Heart Homes
  • Red River Charitable Foundation
  • Seats for Soldiers (hats)
  • Semper Fi Fund
  • Soldier Strong
  • Southern AZ VA Healthcare System-Tuscon
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • Team Red, White, and Blue
  • The Mission Continues
  • Tip of the Spear
  • Travis Mills Foundation
  • Vacations 4 Vets (V4V)
  • Veterans Alternative
  • Veterans Count - NH
  • Veterans Count-VT
  • Veterans Golf Association
  • Veterans Empowerment Organization
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Wounded Warrior Bonfire Project
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund
  • UVM Supportive Services for Veteran's Families

How OHT differs from other veteran focused 501c3’s:

  • Many Americans express support for our nation’s military and veterans, but not everyone converts those sentiments into action. That’s the beauty of OHT – supporting the cause is as simple as making a purchase.

  • OHT fills a critical financing gap that exists between conventional organizations and government programs that don’t cover (and/or can’t quickly meet) a wide range of personal needs that help vets, yet regularly fall through the cracks.

  • Dot rallied around a different operating model in forming OHT: be a “pass-through” 501c3 that funds carefully selected (typically) smaller military support organizations – compatible with OHT’s mission. The organization works with dozens of its college and university partners to identify worthy organizations in their own communities.

  • The organization is transparent and lean. A decade since its founding (2018 is OHT’s 10-year anniversary), Dot remains the only employee. She believes in OHT so much she retired from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 to focus 100% on the cause. Hundreds of volunteers and an actively engaged Board of Directors help spark the cause.

  • OHT pioneered the first national philanthropic co-branded cause marketing retail apparel licensing program in conjunction with America’s colleges and universities. Hats and gear feature the college logo in addition to the OHT brand. A royalty paid by the manufacturer for the sale of each OHT product generates the revenue stream OHT uses to fund carefully selected organizations that fulfill the OHT mission.

To mail a tax deductible donation to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, please make checks payable to “Operation Hat Trick” and mail to:

Dot Sheehan, President/CEO
Operation Hat Trick
1 10th Street
Hampton, NH 03842

All information provided will be used solely by Operation Hat Trick. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.