Post #1819, in conjunction with the Norwich University Student Veteran’s Council (SVC) will be executing a service project over the next few weeks, which is to bring the spirit of Christmas to the 40-50 resident patients of the White River Jct., Vermont VA hospital.
The goal of this project is to work with the members of the NU SVC to purchase, wrap, and personally deliver gifts to the VA in-patients on early December. The gifts will include personal-use items such as
toothbrushes, socks, shaving equipment, puzzle books, hand cream, lip balm, or other similar items as approved by the VA administration, along with one-on-one time spent with each patient.
Preliminary coordination and planning has been done and now begins the necessary task of fundraising.
The estimated budget for this project is $1,200 (roughly $25-$30 per patient) and includes the gifts, wrapping supplies, cards, and an allowance for transportation of the SVC students from NU to and from the VA hospital.
The Post is seeking pledges and donations for this project and we hope you will consider participating in this project. Please reply to this e-mail with your pledged donation and then mail a check payable to “Post #1819”, with “Christmas Project” in the memo line to our mail box; Post #1819, P.O. Box 149, Northfield, VT 05663.
Donations can also be made by credit card through the Post’s web-site: http://www.legionpost1819.org/shop/
Simply go to the page, and then choose one of the ‘Donate Funds and Support Our Vets’ options in the bottom right corner of the page.
Tax deductible donation letters will be mailed at year’s end for all donations made to this project.
If you are local to NU and would like to participate or assist in some other way, please let me know.
Thank-you for your support of Post #1819 and our mission of supporting NU veterans and those of the surrounding community.
Tim Schaal, Adjutant and Toby Danforth, Service Officer