This Year's Project: Continue to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families, and our community
About Our Organization
For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide. Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans. Volunteer with us and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America.
Current Project: Continue to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families, and our community
With recent the Covid-19 outbreak our fundraising activities and raffles have been limited. Please consider donating to our Non-Profit Organization to continue to help us serve our veterans, their families, and our community.
Our programs are designed to bring needed services, information and assistance to these target groups. Take a tour through our programs and learn how you can join us and make a difference in the lives of veterans, service members and their families.
*Americanism - Promotes Patriotism by celebrating America’s Patriotic Days May need funds to replace torn flags
*Auxiliary Community Outreach - Support and participate with community organizations.
*"Buddy" Poppy & VWF National Home for Children - Support families find healing in a safe and peaceful environment of tree-lined streets, 42 single-family homes, facilities such as a gym, library, computer and science labs, day care center, playgrounds, fishing pond, hiking trails and more!
*Hospital and Home Care visits - Promotes volunteerism of members, non-members, youth and families in local hospitals, veterans’ homes, nursing homes, domiciliaries and both VA and non-VA medical centers and clinics. Opportunities vary based on the facility and age and abilities of the volunteer.
*Scholarships - Two annual local high school scholorships Application and Essay earn up to $350 each. Promotes and conducts the VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest (local - 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd $50) earn up to $15,000. -Promotes and supports the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest (local - 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd $50) earn up to $5,000. -Promotes and supports the VFW Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Contest (local - 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd $50) earn up to $30,000.
*Veterans & Family Support - Address holiday cards and fill Valentine bags to Vetereans in care facilitities and shut-ins. Veterans, service members and their families often face unexpected challenges and the VFW Auxiliary is here to assist them in their time of need. Since its founding in 1914, the VFW Auxiliary has worked tirelessly to offer financial and moral support to those who need it most.
*Youth Activities - Illustrating America; A patriotic art contest for elementary and middle/junior high school students that encourages students’ artistic abilities and rewards their hard work. The contest consists of three grade divisions: 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8. There is one National winner in each grade division, with awards for first, second and third place in each grade division.
Please contact us to learn how you can become a member!