Air Force vet pays it forward with yoga to help the homeless

Julia LeDoux
October 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Yoga

PenFed Foundation

Practice Everywhere will donate 30% of its new member sales during October to the PenFed Foundation. 

The veteran-owned online fitness platform’s donation of up to $50,000 will be used by the foundation to provide veterans with emergency financial assistance so they can achieve the dream of homeownership. The donation will also support investments in veteran entrepreneurs.

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“Not only do they give back to the community with the healing power of yoga, they also employ a large number of veterans and military spouses,” said PenFed Foundation President and retired Army Gen. John “Mick” Nicholson Jr. “Their donation this October will play a big role in empowering other military members, veterans and caregivers with financial stability and opportunity.” 

In 2019 Air Force veteran Suzie Mills, co-founder of Practice Everywhere became PenFed Foundation’s first female Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) investment recipient. 

“Your support, by signing up for a membership will help you feel healthier body, mind and soul, and best of all it pays forward by helping veterans, military spouses and small business owners thrive in a moment when they need it most,” said Mills.

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VEIP has a three-pronged approach to create a robust network for veteran-owned start-ups and businesses:

 1)    Investment of seed capital, providing access to other capital investment programs and connecting entrepreneurs to funders;

2)    Preparation through the Master’s Program, a year-long fundraising accelerator; and

3)    Education through virtual and in-person Pop-Up Lab workshops.

 Practice Everywhere is available nationwide and offers a range of classes, meditations, live events and recordings from some of the best studio-based yoga and movement teachers around.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com

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