Other Ways to Give
From clipping and sending in your soup labels to hosting a fundraiser in your community, there are many ways to make a difference in the lives of struggling military and veteran families at the VFW National Home for Children. If you have questions or an idea for a fundraiser, please let us know at 866.483.9642.
Campbell’s Labels for Education Program
Send Campbell’s product UPCs to the National Home and help us work toward our goal of getting another mini-van! Since 2004, we have collected nearly 8 million UPCs, earning six mini-vans to date. Visit the Campbell’s Labels for Education website for information on product eligibility and cutting instructions.
View the current list of eligible products.
Use these special collection sheets and make your Campbells points add up even faster:
Note: We are unable to use General Mills/Betty Crocker box tops, used stamps, pop can tabs or expired coupons.
Company Matching Gifts
Check with your employer to see if it has a corporate matching gift program. It’s an easy way to have your gift go further.
Gifts in Kind
Gifts-in-kind are welcome at the National Home. Our Amazon.com Wish List has the most current list of items we can use. And our Santa Shop program is always accepting donations for use at Christmas time. Learn more.
Select the VFW National Home for Children as your charity at www.goodsearch.com and your Internet searches will add up to donations to the National Home.
Tyson Project A+
Clip and save Project A+ labels from participating Tyson products. The National Home can redeem them for about 24 cents each for up to $12,000 cash in one year! Go to www.tyson.com/projectaplus for details.
Looking for ideas to get your whole post or auxiliary involved in raising money for the National Home? We have a ton of fundraising ideas for you!
Christmas ~ Santa’s Shop
The holiday season is a wonderful time at the National Home. While we strive to keep Christmas a time to focus on celebration and family – not material items – we also want and need the children and families to experience the joy of giving and receiving gifts.
Just before Christmas, the National Home’s Santa’s Shop opens and the Community Center auditorium comes alive with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Santa’s Shop is a store where children can purchase gifts for friends and family members using community service hours they have earned throughout the year. Each item is priced in community service hour increments needed to “buy” the item.
We collect donations of new items for Santa’s Shop throughout the year. You can help us stock the shelves of this magical store by donating new items appropriate for all ages, but especially for adults. Please indicate your gift is for Santa’s Shop. All Santa’s Shop donations must be received a week before Thanksgiving to allow time to set the store up for shopping to begin in December.
Gifts for Specific Residents
We ask that you refrain from sending gifts designated for a specific resident or the residents of a specific house. It is important that moderation and fairness are observed, which is difficult to do if gifts are designated in this manner. Thank you for your understanding.