Other Ways to Give


There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of struggling military and veteran families at the VFW National Home for Children.

Tribute Bricks

Honor or memorialize someone or put your name or organization's name on a brick to be placed in a sidewalk at the National Home.


Tribute Park

Create a lasting tribute for a person or organization in a beautiful setting while helping build our permantely restricted endowment Fund


Other Tribute Giving

Give a gift in honor or memory of someone. We'll send a card to a family member or friend to notify them that a gift was made in honor/memory.


Other Ways

There are so many ways to give, many that may be something you already do.

Cheerful Seniors

Gifts from your IRA

If you are 70.5 or older, a gift directly from your IRA called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a smart way to make a tax free donation to VFW National Home.


Learn more about QCD donations and how they can make a big difference on your tax return here.

Making Your Gift from you IRA

To ensure that your gift from your IRA is properly processed and that you are listed as the donor of record, please have all checks directed to the address below. It is very important that you also contact us at 517-663-7931 or narchambeau@vfwnationalhome.org to let us know to expect your gift.


VFW National Home for Children

Attn:  Nancy Archambeau

3573 S Waverly Rd

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Gifts of Stocks and other Securities

Gifts of stock can help the National Home continue its mission of helping military and veteran families.  

To donate shares of stock to the VFW National Home for Children, please contact Nancy Archambeau at 517-663-7931 or email narchambeau@vfwnationalhome.org for instructions.

Amazon's Wish List

The National Home's Amazon Wish List is a great way to buy items that are needed for the day to day running of the National Home. You could buy something small like snow shovels or hand sanitizer or organize a fundraiser to purchase bigger ticket items like play sets for the nursery. 


View giving instructions and our wish list on Amazon.


Amazon's Smile

Amazon has a great program that helps raise money for non-profits while people shop – AmazonSmile. Here’s how it works:


1. AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the National Home.


2. Go to Amazon Smile with the National Home already selected by using this link.


3. Then log into your Amazon account and start shopping!

Gifts in Kind

Due to health & safety concerns, we are unable to accept Gifts In Kind at this time.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

2020 Christmas Time - Santa's Shop

This year, due to health & safety Concerns we are not accepting items for the Santa Shop. 


In lieu of these items, if you would like to assist with Christmas at the Home, we ask that you make a contribution to our Family Christmas Package. 


This year the National Home will be purchasing items to
put together Christmas Packages for each of our families.
These packages, along with other Christmas goodies will
include a turkey and all the fixings for a scrumptious Christmas

Any excess “Family Christmas Package” funds raised this year will be put in our Family Support Services Fund to help pay for services such as tutoring, counseling and case management for our families.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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.