Kia Announces Partnership with Hire Heroes USA
Kia is known for its extensive network of philanthropic partners—and it looks like this group is just getting bigger. The South Korean carmaker recently announced its newest partnership with Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit organization that helps provide career coaching to veterans, so they can transform their military service to a civilian career. Hire Heroes USA will receive an initial $25,000 donation from Kia, and the carmaker will continue working with the non-profit on future initiatives.
Kia isn’t just partnering with Hire Heroes USA, though—the South Korean carmaker has also designated the organization as the official charity partner for the 2016 LPGA Kia Classic, which means a portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the non-profit.
“Kia is grateful to the brave men and women who have served our country, and we are proud to partner with Hire Heroes USA in an effort to empower military veterans and their families,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications KMA. “Naming Hire Heroes USA the official charity partner of the 2016 LPGA Kia Classic will help raise awareness for the important career services they provide to veterans and their spouses, and we hope through this partnership to count some of those heroes as part of the Kia team in the near future.”
Hire Heroes USA is an organization that helps over 300 transitioning military members, veterans, and spouses each week. Through a group of Veteran Transition Specialists, many of whom are veterans themselves, military personnel receive career coaching that allows clients to better understand how their skills transfer to the workforce, learn how to search for jobs, and create professionally appealing business resumes.