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Donation Drive For the Troops

Help United For The Troops send a little comfort to members of the military overseas! United for the Troops supports the troops serving overseas by sending them care packages of items they say they miss the most while they are deployed. To donate: Sign up below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Review the shopping list here to learn which items are needed Visit the location (automatically emailed to you once you sign up) with the items you wish to donate. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times!

Mahopac, NY

9/26/20 10:00 AM

Fall Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help rake leaves at the historic cemetery grounds of St. Paul's Church in anticipation of its Veterans Day Commemoration. Soldiers from every war in American history—from colonial times through the Korean War—are buried at St. Paul's, which is one of the oldest continuously used burial yards in the country. Veterans Day commemorations, which include guided tours and placing of wreaths, draw large crowds and volunteers will help keep the area tidy! Volunteers can select from the available shifts below. No more than five volunteers are permitted per shift. Volunteers must wear face masks, closed-toe shoes, and clothing that can get dirty; bring their own work gloves; and practice social distancing. Rakes will be provided and all tools will be disinfected between shifts.

Mount Vernon, NY

10/31/20 10:00 AM + more

Hospice Veteran Peer to Peer Program Volunteers

United Hospice is looking for veterans to join the Veteran Peer to Peer Hospice Program, which partners veteran volunteers with veteran patients. Hospice Veteran Volunteers would be matched with a veteran who is receiving hospice care to offer companionship. United Hospice is proudly recognized as a “We Honor Veterans” Hospice Partner, showing its commitment to providing quality end-of-life care to meet veterans' needs. Express interest below to learn more about this program and to volunteer.

New City, NY

Through 12/31/20

Write Thank You Cards to Isolated and Homebound Veterans

United For the Troops will be sending "thank you" and goodwill cards to isolated and homebound veterans in local VA Hospitals and homes. Volunteers who interested can create handwritten letters, cards, and pictures to help show our veterans how thankful we are of them. This is the perfect project for volunteers who are sheltering in place, especially with young children. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Mail handwritten cards and notes to: United For the Troops (UFT) 16 Boniello Drive Mahopac, NY 10541 Find more information at www.unitedforthetroops.org.

Mahopac, NY

Through 12/31/20

Write Thank You Cards to Support the Troops

Help United For the Troops send a little comfort to our military overseas! United For the Troops supports our troops serving overseas by sending them care packages of items they say they “miss most” while they are deployed. (Click HERE for a donation list.) Handwritten letters, cards, and pictures are always welcome and included in the care packages; they're the first thing our servicemen and women see when they open their packages, and they remind our military how thankful we are. This year we aim to send out 10,000 letters and cards! This is a great family-friendly activity. Break out the construction paper and crayons or pick up a package of thank you cards and write out a few. Cards can be mailed or dropped off; we just need them in time for our packing days. Mail thank you cards to: United For the Troops P.O. Box 242 Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Find more drop-off locations at www.unitedforthetroops.org.

Carmel Hamlet, NY

Through 6/30/21

Coffee Cart

Will provide morning smiles in the form of coffee and cookies to Veterans receiving treatment at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System's Montrose Campus. Volunteers will distribute items from the cart in the Urgent Care Area providing a moment of respite for Veterans. A small gesture like this offers Veterans a break in their morning and gives them a gentle lift. These items are delivered with lots of love and a smile by our caring volunteers. You'll be an integral part of the VA as you create and maintain a positive alliance with others. Must have strong people skills, able to fill and empty coffee pots, push a cart, and bend to reach items.

Montrose, NY

Through 3/1/21