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.

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. 

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.

Christmas Time - 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.





For Donations Call 866-483-9642​​                                  info@vfwnationalhome.org
For Help Call 800-313-4200                                                            3573 S Waverly Rd
For General Information 800-424-8360                               Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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