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Military Families: Boots to Shoes Program Joins with Goodwill Job Mentoring

Military Families! Boots to Shoes Program Joins with Goodwill for job mentoring. How amazing is this?! With customer funding and mentorships from MOD Pizza, Boots to Shoes and Goodwill will transition service members with their civilian job hunting and employment.

Who is Boots to Shoes?

Boots to Shoes is the training for mentors who will guide discharged service members as they re-enter the workforce. BTS civilian mentors will provide approximately 200 transitioning service members in 2020 with individual coaching in career planning, projecting their skills, sharpening civilian resumes and interview skills, and other keys for a successful transition. 

Boots to Shoes goes beyond job mentoring. Goodwill’s Military and Veteran Services program serves 1,400 transitioning service and family members each year. BTS can now be of valuable assistance to these Veterans and families and will stick with them even beyond employment. This includes celebrating the businesses that train/hire these servicemen and women.

Goodwill’s Military and Veteran Services is in its 7th year of operation, now this partnership is a win-win for Veterans and local businesses.

Meet Mark Farnum! His successes are due to this civilian training as he needed to re-enter the workforce after his Military duty:

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I live about 20 miles from Tacoma’s Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM) and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is who helps serve these great neighbors ready to work and provide for their families in this part of Western Washington. I am proud to partner with Goodwill to share this partnership with Boots to Shoes and also with the help of MOD Pizza (my favorite pizza place)!

When you shop Goodwill and dine at MOD Pizza your purchases helps in a huge way for programs such as job mentoring one for Veterans and their families. To learn more about Goodwill’s military outreach programs, you can visit this link to sign up or request more information.

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Vickie L Couturier

what a great article

Shakeia Rieux

This is such a great program! I wish there were more like this in the world.


What an amazing program!

Sue E

I love people and companies who give back! Boots to Shoes Is a remarkable program!! We should do more for our veterans!! My husband was a Vietnam veteran. He has received nothing from his service, but Hep C! Our grandson is in the Marines. I pray when he gets out that he will get help also if he needs it. We shop and give to good will a lot. I never heard of Mod Pizza I don’t think we have them around here. I shared on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest. Thank you for sharing!!

Sara Schwab

This is a good program for peopke

Linda Manns Linneman

This is such a great program. Goodwill does so many great things. Thank you so much for sharing this

Audrey Stewart

What a great thing to do. I love reading stories of people helping others.


It sounds like a wonderful program.

Dena Akbar

what a great article

Mia E.

What a great program to help veterans. Good to know that there are helpful programs like that out there.

Lily Kwan

This program sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Emerson

What a wonderful program. I would gladly support it any way I can.