2019-2020 National Hospital Ambassador
Spread Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Veterans
This time of year is very special, for not only our families, but especially for our veterans and their families. As the holiday hustle and bustle goes on, it is important to find time to remember our veterans who are confined in a medical facility and are dependent on family and friends to brighten their holiday. The giving of oneself is truly the way to feel the spirit of this holiday season.
Some suggestions to bring the season of joy to them:
- Find out what they need for Christmas while they are in our facilities.
- Make special holiday treats or snacks.
- Decorate their door. Visit https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/ for ideas.
- Give them a small flower or poinsettia to decorate their room.
- Invite a veteran who is away from home to share in your family’s celebration.
- Contact your VA medical centers and veterans homes to assist them during these holidays.
- Throw the veterans/residents a party. With a few volunteers and plenty of smiles, you can make a difference.
From Kandy Swain, Department of Iowa Hospital Chairman.
Hospital fundraiser: Enclose a tea bag and invite all members to a “Stay-At-Home Tea Party” with the following information and instructions:
Enclosed you will find a tea bag and an envelope. I hope you will enjoy at your convenience a cup of tea on me. After you have taken the final sip of tea, put a monetary donation in the envelope (earmark it as a donation for the Hospital Program) and mail it to your Department Treasurer. The Auxiliary with the largest donation by (fill in this blank with your specified date) will win (fill in this blank with your prize) for your Auxiliary. If there is a tie, Auxiliary names will be drawn.”
Thank you for sharing Kandy!
I have enjoyed reading your promotions, fliers and materials – your pictures are priceless! It is quite visible how hard you are working to assist our veterans and their families. Please keep them coming and if you have not sent anything yet, it is not too late.
You are all doing a GREAT service to our veterans in our VA medical centers, veterans’ homes, and all facilities who serve our Veterans.
Keep up the good work “Serving Our Veterans with Aloha!”
May all of you have a blessed and a safe Christmas and New Year!