#GivingTuesday celebrates the act of giving – on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On November 28, 2017, the American Legion Auxiliary community will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. You’re invited to Advocate, Participate, and Donate now. Find out about how you can be a part of a new tradition of generosity!
ALA Foundation’s Mission Endowment Fund changes lives, provides aspiring young women with firsthand leadership experience
The ALA Foundation Mission Endowment Fund is a permanent fund that holds its principal in perpetuity and pays out the investment earnings each year to be used toward ALA programs like ALA Girls Nation.
ALA California Unit 222 was surprised to receive an anonymous gift of $5,000 specifically designated for an air conditioning unit for their American Legion Family post home. The generous donation was then sub-granted to them by the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation.
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Foundation granted $2,500 to assist White River Junction’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) with the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival earlier this year. Veterans Creative Arts Festival (VCAF) grants aid in the wellbeing of veterans by introducing them to art therapy.
Have you ever thought, Grants are just too hard to write; we’ll never get one. “I thought the same thing until I submitted a grant application for the Norfolk Veterans Home through the ALA Foundation,” said Barbara Washburn, National Executive Committee member from Nebraska.
We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ALA Foundation.
A lot has happened in the 10 years the ALA Foundation has existed. When the Foundation was established in 2007, the average price of gas was $2.80, George W. Bush was president, Prince performed at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show, the final book in the Harry Potter series was released, and the first now-iconic iPhone was announced. The American Legion Auxiliary created the 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable ALA Foundation out of need to ensure the financial future of the American Legion Auxiliary. Now, in 2017, the ALA Foundation has grown stronger since its infancy. Read more
Women veterans and their children received help and hope in 2016 with the support of an American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant for the Children’s Learning Center project at Women Veterans ADVANCE Center at Cabrillo Villages, in Long Beach, Calif.
ALA Foundation grant offers peace of mind and improved health for Rocky Hill Veterans Home and Hospital residents
More than 500 veterans benefited from the purchase of a clothing label maker and supplies thanks to an American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant awarded to the ALA Department of Connecticut.
American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Grant Helps Provide Therapeutic Garden for Massachusetts’ Women Veterans
Residents at Cathy’s House, an eight-bed, permanent, supportive/transitional housing program designed for women veterans, enjoy a therapeutic garden provided by a $1,600 grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and an additional gift of $500 provided by local Winchendon Unit 193.
Warm blankets and towels provide comfort in the hearts of residents at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff, Neb., thanks to a new blanket warming cabinet made possible with a Veterans Project Fund grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and donations from the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska.
In its ninth year, the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation awarded $67,821 in grants to 14 organizations through its Veteran Projects Fund and third-party sub grants.
Personalized and therapeutic music floods the hearts and lifts the spirits of veterans residing at the new Geri-Psych 10-bed ward at Fort Bayard State Veterans Home with the help of a $1,200 grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and an additional $300 from the American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Mexico.
Jean Willaman Bender was a lifetime resident of North Canton, Ohio. Her great-great-grandfather, Leonard Willaman, was a Revolutionary War solder. Her grandfather, George Willaman, was a Civil War veteran. Charles “Chuck” F. Bender was from nearby Greentown, Ohio. Chuck served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and Jean and Chuck were married in 1952 after his return from Korea. They were married for 50 years until he passed away in 2002.