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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Holiday Gifts

Melinda Davis

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 13, 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. 
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.

Personal Awards:
$ 5.00 to all Hospital reps who send me a Christmas Gift Shop Report by January 1, 2020.

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