October Newsletter 2022

by Riley Gregoire, on Jan 4, 2023 11:02:40 AM

Veterans Day is coming up! What are you doing this November to show support for our veterans, active duty military, and their families? Check out some great opportunities below! 

Dog Tag needs your help this holiday season with their Holiday Boxes!! They are looking for volunteers who can come by their bakery in D.C. and help them package their famous Holiday Boxes this year! 

If you're interested in volunteering, please click on the link below!  


Dog Tag Learning Lab (10-18-22)

Dog Tag will be graduating both D.C  cohort 16 and Chicago cohort 2! This will conclude their first pilot year with their Chicago cohort! Great job fellows! 

If you're interested in learning more about their fellowship program, make sure to check out their website. 

MVP Dallas Event

Are you in Dallas and want to grab tickets for a great night with the Dallas Cowboys? 

You will get the opportunity to spend the evening with MVP Dallas, Dallas Cowboy legends, MLB/NFL alumni, business and community leaders, and veterans! 

For more information regarding tickets and sponsorship, email sheathcott@vetsandplayers.org

What We've Been Up To

Riley and Lisa AUSA

AUSA Conference 

True North attended the AUSA Conference in D.C. this month. We were able to meet and learn from many veteran nonprofits and mingle with large companies that support our military.

Dog Tag Learning Lab (10-18-22)

Dog Tag Learning Lab

Greg Parsons had the opportunity to connect with Dog Tag cohorts during one of their learning labs. Greg was able to share his story and answer any questions they might have had.

Pitch Your Purpose 11.20

Pitch Your Purpose 

CAVU employee, Peter Thompson, had the opportunity to volunteer with Dog Tag Inc on their Pitch Your Purpose Day where they complete mock interviews, business pitches, and networking.

MCM Riley after race

Marine Corps Marathon

Riley Gregoire had the opportunity to run for the Marine Corps Marathon to support True North and also help raise funds for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation! She was able to raise over $2000!

BLOG: Team to Me

When asked to describe the hardest part of their transition to civilian life, veterans from around the country gave similar answers with one of the most common being:  the transition from a “team” to “me” mindset. Read More ->


BLOG: The Impact of Deployments

According to a report released by the Department of Defense, as of the end of September 2020, there were 1,333,822 men and women on active duty across all branches of the military. Read More ->

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True North

The mission of True North, to make a positive contribution to the veteran community and inspire our peers to prioritize charitable actions, is more important than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has caused widespread uncertainty and stress, and for our nation's heroes recovering from physical injuries, seeking treatment for PTS, seeking meaningful employment, or simply providing for their families, this pandemic has exacerbated the challenges they already face. Physical distancing and social isolation have increased the need for support, and we remain committed to the partnerships that embody our True North.

As part of our mission, we strive to connect veterans and their families with the support they need. If you, or someone you know, seeks resources to help navigate the challenges of veteran transition, please let us know here.

Partnerships That Make A Difference 

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