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Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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Designation Descriptions:


Where Needed Most 

These gifts provide the National Home with the greatest flexibility because we can use the gift for whatever is needed most at the time.

Technology Fund 

Funds used for technology based needs such as computers, internet, phones and computer support services.

Daycare Fund 

Your donation to the Daycare Fund will help pay for the expenses associated with operating a licensed daycare (Early Education Center) not covered by sponsorship. Examples of expenses covered by this fund would be baby and toddler equipment, educational materials, snacks, field trips and preschool activities. 

Activity Fund 

This fund covers all expenses associated with recreational activities such as 4H, recreation, camps, music lessons and much more.

Transportation Fund 

Pays for costs associated with maintaining a fleet of vehicles. Examples of expenses covered by this fund include purchasing of vehicles used by residents and staff, gas for vehicles, and vehicle maintenance. 

Maintenance Fund 

This fund covers all expenses associated with operating and maintaining the facilities and grounds (except for sponsored buildings and houses). Examples of expenses covered by this fund include aging infrastructure repair, road and sidewalk repair, lawn care and supplies, snow removal, and water softener (which we purchase 25 tons a year!)  

Education Fund

This fund covers all expenses associated with education, training and mentoring of residents. This includes tutoring, life skills, computer and science labs, library, parenting skills, community service and more. 


Amy Ross Endowment Fund

The principal of this endowment fund will be held in perpetuity and all the income will be distributed for general purposes of the National Home.


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"The VFW National Home for Children is a non-profit unlike any other!...  Each time I visit the Home, I still get chills watching the children and seeing how well the whole place runs. Words cannot express they good they do"!

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