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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Community Service

Lois Kurowski

The Community Service theme for this year is: Giving hugs to our various communities.
Community Service demonstrates our commitment to supporting the work of American Legion posts and other organizations by assisting with blood drives, first aid and CPR training, child safety programs, support for women in domestic violence shelters, and disaster and emergency preparedness programs. It also includes volunteering at church, donating and/or helping out at a local food pantry, volunteering at nursing homes and senior centers, and participating in local parades.
Opportunities to participate in Community Service activities are practically limitless. I’m sure you can think of many more ways in which you and your Unit can be of service to your community.
When participating in various Community Service projects, be sure to wear American Legion Auxiliary clothing and/or jewelry. Our communities need to know who we are, what we do, and why we matter.
ALA suggested days of service are:
9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11, 2022)
Make A Difference Day
Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
National Family Volunteer Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
National Volunteer Week
Please keep a record of the activities you participate in, the location and the number of hours donated and send them to me by December 2, 2022, so that I may include them in my mid-year report to National.

Awards, pending approval, are:
1. Pat’s Sole Sisters Plaque: to a Unit for best overall participation in a Community Service program.
2. Sr. Volunteer of the Year Award: Senior member that volunteered the most in service to their community.
3. Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award: Junior member that volunteered the most in service to their community.
4. Personal Awards – Runner up to Pat’s Sole Sisters - $10.00
5. Personal Awards – Division with the most Units submitting Community Service Projects-$10.00

Resources from National

Log into the National website to access these items
  • How to help Veterans at Home
  • How to Make Buddy Baskets
  • How to serve on National Days of Service

Department Resources