Department of Maine Fundraising Program

Donations for any of these fundraising programs may be sent to 

THE AMERICAN LEGION
DEPARTMENT OF MAINE
5 VERTI DRIVE
WINSLOW, ME 04901-0727 

MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPT. OF MAINE AND EARMARK THE CHECKS FOR WHICH ACCOUNT YOUR DONATION IS FOR.

Bangor Troop Greeters: An ongoing program that provides funding to the Bangor Troop Greeters for support of our armed forces serving overseas by greeting troops returning or leaving for active duty at Bangor International Airport.  The Bangor Troop Greeters is a non-profit group of veterans and men and women that welcome each troop home from war and give a proper send off to each of the young men and women heading overseas.

Beals House: The Beals House is located on the grounds of the Togus VA. It is a place for the spouse and family members of an in-patient veteran at Togus to spend a night if they have no place else to go. Annual goal: $1,000

Camp Tall Pines:  A sub-division of Maine Special Olympics, which provides funding to be used for the camp for general upkeep and maintenance to keep the camp usable by Special Olympians.

Child Welfare Foundation (CWF): Established in 1954, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was developed as a repository of funds from individuals who wished to contribute to the betterment of children in this country. Its main philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with the means to educate the public about the special needs of children across this nation. Donations received at State Headquarters will be presented to the American Legion Children Welfare Foundation during National Convention, The American Legion's largest annual meeting.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals established in 1983 is a fundraising organization that works to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

Grave Flag Program: Donations for this program will help fund the flags needed for the 750+ veterans that are buried in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemeteries each year.

Homeless Veterans: an annual fundraising effort to provide money for the Homeless Veterans Stand-down. Donations go to State Headquarters to be forwarded to the Stand-down Committee. Annual Goal: $1,000.

Maine Blind Camp: An ongoing program, which provides funding for campers at the Maine Camp for the Blind in Weld. Donations go to State Headquarters to be forwarded to Maine Blind during the annual State Convention. Annual goal: $6,000

Maine Special Olympics: An ongoing program, which provides funding for Maine Special Olympians. Donations go to State Headquarters to be forwarded to Maine Special Olympics during the annual State Convention. Annual goal: $7,500

Maine Veterans Homes: An ongoing program that provides funds to the six Maine Veterans Homes for social activities for the residents. Donations for this fund should state which Home (Augusta, Scarborough, Caribou, South Paris, Bangor, Machias) you wish your funds to go to.

National Emergency Fund: a fund administered by the National organization to assist those who are in need due to disasters, i.e. hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes, etc. Donations go to State Headquarters to be forwarded to the national organization.

Operation Military Kids (OMK): The U.S. Army's combined effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. OMK's goal is to connect military children and youth with local resources in order to achieve a sense of community support and enhance their well-being.

VAVS: An ongoing program that provides funds to be used at the Togus VA Center for the comfort of the patients. Funds are used for such things as canteen books, Christmas party, Christmas gifts, pizza parties, ice cream parties, beano, barbecues, etc. Donations go to State Headquarters to be accounted for. Annual goal: $6,500

VETAID:
A program, which was established in 1991 to raise funds to be able to assist veterans in need that have exhausted all other alternatives. A Trust fund has been established in hopes to generate enough interest to work with. Donations go to State Headquarters and must be earmarked for immediate use or Trust. Annual goal: $5,000

The following programs are those that are sent out to individual members:

Sweepstakes Programs: These are sent out three times annually to members. All proceeds go to help The American Legion and it's Veterans Programs.

Return Address labels: These labels are sent semi-annually and all funds benefit Veterans of Maine

Donations for any of these programs may be sent to:

THE AMERICAN LEGION
DEPARTMENT OF MAINE
5 VERTI DRIVE
WINSLOW, MAINE  04901-0727

MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPT. OF MAINE AND EARMARK THE CHECKS FOR WHICH ACCOUNT YOUR DONATION IS FOR.

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