6 Mission Trainings and national Junior meetings – a fun day learning ways to serve
“I not only learned so much and had my questions answered, but I left energized and excited about the great work The American Legion Family is doing!” – Linda Feezer, Department of Wyoming
ALA Mission Training is a fun, informative one-day interactive training session designed to help all Auxiliary members learn how to more effectively serve the ALA’s mission. Attendees learn about ALA’s mission outreach programs benefitting veterans, military, and families in our communities. This year, a sixth Saturday venue was added! Participants are welcome to attend any Mission Training session in any division.
Again this year: national Junior meetings will be held at the same time as Mission Training, one in each ALA national division, and on a Saturday. Since there’s no need to miss school, national Junior meetings are now more accessible than ever! Lots of activities are planned to help Juniors learn about the ALA’s mission and how our youngest members can use their time and talent to serve veterans. Register your Junior members today!
2016-2017 Mission Training and national Junior meetings:
Columbus, Ohio – Oct. 15 (online registration closes Oct. 5)
Hartford, Conn. – Oct. 29
Spokane, Wash. – Oct. 29
Minneapolis, Minn. – Nov. 5
Atlanta, Ga. – Jan. 14
Las Vegas, Nev. – Jan. 28
Register now for a Mission Training and national Junior meeting near you!
Questions? Contact ALA National Headquarters’ Events Team at meetings@ALAforVeterans.org or (317) 569-4500.
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#GivingTuesday—Support the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation with your Donation
The American Legion Auxiliary has been dedicated to the act of giving back to our veterans, whether through service, donations or awareness, since its founding nearly 100 years ago. This year, we have the opportunity to continue to make a significant impact by joining in on a philanthropic movement that has been spreading worldwide. It’s called #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
#GivingTuesday celebrates the act of giving – on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On November 29, 2016, the American Legion Auxiliary community will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It is the opportunity to join more than 10,000 partners around the world in encouraging giving on #GivingTuesday. Just as the retail world has benefitted from coordinating national shopping days across many brands and platforms, #GivingTuesday does the same for organizations dedicated to serving our communities through philanthropy.
What does my gift on #GivingTuesday do for veterans?
Your #GivingTuesday gift directly impacts the lives of veterans and military families through two funds established by the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation — the Veteran Projects Fund and the Mission Endowment Fund. The Veteran Projects Fund, which supports ALA projects that address the emergent needs of veterans, has been used to renovate a veterans homeless shelter, purchase computer stations and laptops for veterans facilities and more. The Mission Endowment Fund uses the interest on donations paid into the fund to support ALA programs, ensuring that future generations may benefit from Auxiliary programs that support veterans and their families. Your donation today helps ensure we’re here to help veterans tomorrow!