2021-2022 National “Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home for Children Ambassador
Ways to Educate and Donate
The VFW National Home for Children is a transformational place for so many veteran and military families. In May 2017, I, along with my fellow Department Junior Vice-Presidents, had the opportunity to attend an orientation at the National Home. We toured the campus and facilities, interacted with staff members, and heard from current and former residents. Each of us left with a deeper understanding of the National Home and the impact of its programs and services.
While not every member has the opportunity to visit the National Home, it’s important they are aware of the National Home and how they can help support this community where America’s veteran and military families come to find a fresh start.
Educate Your Members and Community About the VFW National Home for Children
- Request brochures.
- Promote the VFW National Home for Children’s YouTube videos.
- Review ways to contribute and support the VFW National Home for Children.
- Become a Recruiter. Reach out to individuals who believe as strongly as you do about helping military and veteran families.
- Like and Share the National Home Facebook page.
- Promote the National Home Helpline phone number, 800-313-4200.
- Share the National Home Flickr.
Did you know that the VFW National Home for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported solely by contributions from private individuals and organizations?
Several Ways to Donate:
- Become a Life Member of the VFW National Home by completing the application and paying the membership fee of $50.00.
- Give an Associate Life Membership to your volunteers.
- Purchase a customized tribute brick in honor or memory of someone for $100.00.
- Become a Home Front Hero through monthly giving. You determine the amount of your monthly donation. You will help ensure the strength and longevity of the National Home.
- Have a fundraiser to benefit the National Home.
- Support the National Home while you shop on Amazon. Select the National Home as your AmazonSmile charity of choice and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the National Home.
- Purchase items from the National Home’s Amazon Wish List.
- Play the YouTube video: Your Gifts Make a Difference.
You’re encouraged to visit vfwnationalhome.org to learn more about everything they offer and the history of this hidden treasure.