Community Service

The Community Service theme this year is “Serving Our Veterans, The Real Superheroes, and Our Communities.”

The American Legion Auxiliary Community Service program promotes who we are through our committment to our Communities, state and nation.

Become visible in your community. Become involved in the community service projects. Work with other organizations. Bringing awareness of who the American Legion Auxiliary is and our mission to support veterans, service members, and their families in the community.

Organize and participate in ALA suggested days of service:

  • 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (observed annually on Sept. 11)
  • Veterans Day (observed annually on Nov. 11)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (observed on the third Monday of January)
  • National Volunteer Week (usualy the third week of April)

Organize and participate in service projects that will benefit veterans, active duty service members and their families, particularly on ALA suggested days of service.

There are so many ways that we can support our communities.

Some examples are:

  • Coaching youth sports teams
  • Raise money for the Red Cross
  • Reach out to churches, fire and police departments indicating your availability to assist veteran families in need
  • Plan a Veterans breakfast
  • Organize and hold a community Easter Egg Hunt
  • Lunch with Santa

These are just a few things that you can do to be involved in your community.

Now that you have figured out what community service projects you are interested in, take some time to figure out how you are going to accomplish this. Promote American Legion Family Day (April 27, 2024). Plan activities for various age groups, open the doors of your Posts to recognize the accomplishments of the American Legion Family. Record hours and activities for year end reporting. When you start recording your hours and activities, you will be surprised how much you do. We really are Super Heroes and it will give you a very good feeling.

You can find more resources on the national website:

Jerri Akins  |  | 608-558-6881

Department Awards:

  • Pat’s Sole Sisters Plaque- to the Unit for the best overall participation in the Community Service Program (judged from all award application forms received.)
  • Sr. Volunteer of the Year Award- to the senior member who volunteers the most in service to their community.
  • Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award- to the junior member who volunteers the most in service to their community.

My personal awards:

  • $10.00 to the runner up to the Pat’s Sole Sisters Plaque
  • $10.00 to the Division with the most Units submitting Community Service projects
  • $10.00 to the Unit reporting the most units of blood collected at Blood Mobiles

Resources from National

  • Youth Hero/Good Deed Award
  • Military Child’s Table Setting Ceremony
  • Youth Hero Award News Release Template
  • Log into the National Website to Access these Items: Click Here

Department Resources

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