Bare International Selects Local Nonprofit Veterans Moving Forward as Donation Recipient in Lieu of Traditional Client Gifts

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Global customer experience and market research firm Bare International selects local nonprofit Veterans Moving Forward to receive a gift of funding in lieu of traditional company holiday gifts.

Bare International and Veterans Moving Forward Team Members, featuring Service Dogs in Training Chancy and Gill.

Our vision is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Nation’s veterans, and increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities.

This holiday season, Bare International (BARE), located in Fairfax, Virginia, selected local organization Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) to be the recipient of a donation on behalf of their team at headquarters and their US-based clients. Changing direction from sending material gifts to clients, BARE gifted a monetary donation in their name to go towards the total donation amount.

“We wanted to share in the holiday spirit with our clients and show our gratitude for their partnership, but wanted to do so in a more meaningful way,” states BARE CEO Dale Bare. “So instead of sending a card and a fruit basket, we chose to select an organization that would be able to ‘pay it forward’ to receive a donation.”

Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide service dogs for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.”

“Living and working around our Nation’s Capital, we are especially aware of the sacrifices our veterans make for us,” says BARE Vice-President Guy Caron. “It was important for us to find a local organization who shares in our passion and commitment to supporting our vets.”

This donation allows VMF to adopt a new puppy that will go through training to gain the skills needed to make a huge difference in the life of the veteran who is matched.

“Our vision is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Nation’s veterans, and increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities,” says VMF Executive Director JP Stevens. “Through generous donations like these, we’re able to do that.”

As each dog is unique, the path from puppy through Service Dog in Training (SDiT) to Service Dog is their own, but follows VMF’s training and development framework to ensure their transformation from an adorable and, sometimes, clumsy puppy to a focused, highly-skilled, and mature service dog.

Stevens adds, “We’re delighted and grateful for the support and generosity of Bare International as we continue working towards being a leading source of service dogs and canine therapy services provided to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges.”

Bare International is looking forward to a continued partnership with Veterans Moving Forward for years to come.
For ways on how you can support Veterans Moving Forward, Inc, please visit

About BARE International
BARE International sets the industry standard as the largest independent provider of customer experience research, data, and analytics for companies worldwide. Founded in 1987, BARE International is a family-owned business with global capabilities. BARE is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia with ten offices around the world. On any given day, BARE International is doing business for clients in more than 150 countries, completing more than 50,000 evaluations/audits each month. To learn more about BARE International’s customer experience research services and their dedicated field force of evaluators, visit

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