There are two Holidays in which the Holiday Gift Chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary provides fi-nancial support through the Department Office, to Veterans. They are The Holiday Gift Shops for the Veter-ans confined to V.A. facilities to give a gift to their loved ones, and at Easter, a card with $5.00 to Veterans in all facilities throughout the State.
At the Department office, we receive a lot of Thank You cards from the Veterans and their families. Some just have a Thank You verse on them, but many include personal message of how much they appreciate the item they receive and how much they appreciate all the American Legion Auxiliary does for their family members. It is very nice to read these cards and know that what the American Legion Auxiliary does mean as much as it does and know that the gifts we give are making the people that receive them feel good that we are doing what we can for their Veteran. I will be bringing the Thank You cards that are received to have on dis-play in the Display Room at Department Convention. Please take a moment to read them.
Holiday Gift Shop Dates– 2019
IL VETERANS HOME – MANTENO NOVEMBER 3, 2019 9:00A.M.
JAMES LOVELL FEDERAL HCC NOVEMBER 23, 2019 9:00 A.M.
HINES VA HOSPITAL NOVEMBER 27, 2019 8:00 A.M.
JESSE BROWN VA MEDICAL CENTER DECEMBER 12, 2019 9:00 A.M.
IL VETERANS HOME-LASALLE DECEMBER 4, 2019 8:30 A.M.
ILLIANA VA-DANVILLE OCTOBER 25, 2019 9:00 A.M.
DECEMBER 3, 2019 9:00 A.M.
IL VETERANS HOME- QUINCY DECEMBER 4, 2019 9:30 A.M.
IL VETERANS HOME- ANNA DECEMBER 4, 2019 2:00 P.M.
MARION VA MEDICAL CENTER DECEMBER 10, 2019 9:00 A.M.
$ 5.00 to all Hospital reps who send me a Christmas Gift Shop Report by January 1, 2020.