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March 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

I have served as VFW National Home chairman at my Ladies Auxiliary for several years. We have collected Campbell labels, now UPC codes to send to the National Home. 1.5 million UPCs will help the Home to aquire a seven passenger mini-van. In the pat few years they have aquired 3 mini-vans and are now working for #4. I have visited the Home many times -- it is an amazing site. Thirty-six single family homes and two new duplexes. The Home receives NO Federal or State money, but is funded solely by donations from VFW Posts & Ladies Auxiliaries, Departments (states) and Military Order of the Cootie, MOC Women's Auxiliary, private citizens and corporations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hearing the feedback from people who lived there for several years and how it impacted their lives. I especially like the fact that recently returning veterans and their families can find a "safety net" at the Home while they are rehabing or transition

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 27, 2010

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March 27, 2010

I joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Veterans Organization in 1965 at post 3822 in Panama Canal Zone. There was a collection taken of your loose change at each Membership Meeting and at the end of each month the Quartermaster would bundle the months money and send it to our VFW National Home. I was the Virginia VFW National Home for Children Chairman for 6 years and made 4 trips to the home located on a section of land outside Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The children of our National Home need us to support them financially and physically as some of them do not have biologic mothers and fathers still living so we are their mothers and fathers. The staff of our national Home for Children do a fantastic job of taking of the children through their expertise and loving care. WJ Leonard post 7327 Virginia

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Contributing financially on a regular monthly basis and visiting the National Home for the annual life member meeting and getting to see and associate with the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very professional and totally friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more construction and have room for more children who are on a waiting list

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 26, 2010

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March 26, 2010

Aloha from Hawaii, I have been a volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veteran of Foreign Wars for nearly 20 yrs. and throughout those years I have been involved as Auxiliary Chairman for National Home for Children as well as just volunteering in fundraising for this purpose. Our Children and Families are special to us. We collect UPC Codes from Campbell Soup Labels as well as Prego Labels to help towards their education. We donated monetary gift for their 85th Birthday to help purchase a Mini Bus along with a Birthday Card. We donated to the Children's Christmas funds so they would have something to enjoy at Christmas time. Hawaii and Alaska also sponsors a home there and make sure that the maintenance cost is solid, by contributing to the finance of these homes. When I first saw these children and families at my very first National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah few years ago, I knew then, that all our efforts all worthwhile!! I am now our Department President for our Ladies Auxiliary and I continue to encourage our Ladies to contribute to this worthy cause and they have been doing a great job even in this most difficult times..I am so Proud of them and "We Believe" in what we are doing and continue to do. Paula Kalanikau, LAVFW Dept. Pres. Hawaii

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The most I have enjoyed in this Organization is seeing the Happiness in the Children and Families faces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Probably take care of more children and families that are still needing help especially with all the new troops and young families that needs help. More housing too.

Ways to make it better...

I had known more about it before however, no regrets as I have felt we have been making a difference.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

IN this time of the tough economy I'd say finances.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Never Give Up!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

The children of our soldiers; our future defenders, heroes and OUR FUTURE! Need I say more? God bless them and their parents, Gerald McNutt VFW Post 10887 Broken Arrow, OK

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am proud to be an American and proud to support those and their families that keep our country safe. I know that EVERY MINUTE of EVERY DAY there is a soldier somewhere putting their life on the line to keep us safe and free. They are all heroes to me!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

I have been the Chairman of the VFW National Home for Chilren for the Lake Texoma Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7873 in Pottsboro, TX for the past 5 years. Although I have never visited the National Home in person, I feel like I know what it is, and what is does by visiting the very informative web site they have. Even though a small Auxiliary, we are proud to contribute to the National Home financially, as well as collecting and mailing UPC codes from Campbell Products to the National Home. (Those UPC codes are redeemed by Campbells under their labels for education program.) We let the children know we care about each of them by sending a birthday card to the children celebrating birthdays that month. What continues to inspire me is the fact that the VFW National Home receive NO federal funding, but is supported solely by contributions from private individuals and organizations. I am proud to be a Life Member of this organization

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about it. The VFW National Home for Children makes a difference in children's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 24, 2010

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March 24, 2010

I've been a Life Member of the Home for 7 years now. I have not had the opportunity to make the trip to Eaton Rapids to visist the Campus, but I get regular updates of the activities and successes and find it to be one of the best non-profits I could possibly support. At our VFW Post in Korea, I make it an annual event to collect money to support the Home's Christmas parties. Everyone they help is missing a mother or father due to their service to this country and I find that anything I can do to help the staff and faculty to put together a celebration at a time when the children and widows/widowers should be missing their lost parent/spouse the most, is well worth replaving tears shed with the smiles and gigles heard that time of year around the campus.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its Campus to be able to support more needy widows and children of our deceased War Veterans and ensure they have a support mechanism to help get them off to the best start possible in a new life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 4, 2013

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March 23, 2010

I became a Life Member of the VFW National Home May of 1968 and have visited the Campus twice, both experiences were exciting and very informative. The work done for our veterans children is outstandi... more

June 4, 2013

I have been associated with the VFW National Home for Children since 1965 and continue to support it with monetary donations. I have visited the home on several occasions and am very impressed in the way it operates and with Patrice Green and the other employess guideance it is a wonderful place for the children and families of our veterans to reside. The children attend school and are not only educated throughout their time living there, but also are involved in many worth projects that teach them the tools they will need to succeed in life. May God continue to bless our veterans and their families for their service to our country.

bcroyston@aol.com

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 23, 2010

I became a Life Member of the VFW National Home May of 1968 and have visited the Campus twice, both experiences were exciting and very informative. The work done for our veterans children is outstanding, educational and given with lots of love from all employees. I encourage all members and non members to visit the Home web site to learn what a wonderful life these families are given at our Home. In June of 2009 I was given the opportunity of representing the National Organization at the graduation ceremonies and was very impressed with senior class and their goals to further their education. They each spoke of their time spent at the Home and what it meant to them to remain living there as they attended college. I have supported our Home for Children for 42 years and will continue to do all I can to assist in any way I can. Betty Royston, Past Dept. President Dept. of Texas 90/91

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having seen our graduates further their life by entering military and giving back to the men and women who made this home for children of deceased or disabled veterans available to them. Some have become teachers, doctors, lawyers and many other careers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At the present time I would like to see more about the home in the media, letting all know about the good work being done by our organization for the families of our veterans.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to find the most loving, caring and understanding staff to operate our Home. Patrice Green and her staff are doing a fantastic job.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, knowledgeable, loving and enjoy their jobs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to support and raise the children of our veterans who have made the supreme sacrifice for each of us and it is our responsibility to their families are taken care of.

Ways to make it better...

We were able to accomadate all the veterans children who have lost a parent and need a home

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding for additional homes and education for the children.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am extremely proud of the VFW National Home for Children and the care given by the dedicated staff led by Patrice Green.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

The VFW National Home is a haven for the children and families of our veterans during their times of need. The services provided by this organization are critical to the well-being of our nation's military families and are entirely supported by donations; it receives no public funds. I have overseen the contributions from my local VFW and MOC over the past year and the VFW National Home always goes out of its way to let donors know they are appreciated. Most people outside the military do not realize how much other family members sacrifice while the service member in the family serves his or her country. With a donation to this noble cause, we show our support for the children, grandchildren, and other family members of brave service members that have made personal sacrifices so we can enjoy the fruits of liberty.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

newsletters and updates that show me how my money is making a difference.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

As a first year post commander, I made my first trip to the VFW National Home and what an experience! I was so impressed with facility, the staff, and most of all the occupants that well, it made me so proud to think that our great organization supported and funded such a great place. I would and will recommend to any VFW member that has never visited our National Home,DO IT!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own personal visit.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

Since 1925, the National Home has helped these children and families through its helpline services and campus village. Georgia holds their hands over their heart, and vowed to support the veterans children and families in every way possible. It’s truly a blessing to be the Chairman and vision the happiness in the parent's, children and staff. The staff are very well organized and helpful, especially to the needed young family and children. Through time of sorrow,times of happiness during wars or peace time, the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home has been very professional and supportive. The children and families that resides on the campus and or receive professional assistance remotely.The National Home and its children and families will always be remember for their blessing. For I will always treasure the warmth and blessings provided as the Georgia National Home Chariman.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Providing donations to the Georgia House, passing out literture to promote the organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a memberof the Militarorder of the Cooties USA and a member of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the program staff, awards staff and the board members.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It will still function as one-team and continue to provide to the children and families. The motto " No Children or famlies would be left along to deal with the hardship" It is amazing how the National Home for Childre has truly been bless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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