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Cause - Veterans & Military Families

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Support Deployed Soldiers for the Holidays

Help Volunteer New York! and United for the Troops send a little comfort to members of the military overseas this holiday season! 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. Hand-written letters, cards, and pictures are always welcome and included in the care packages. To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile If ordering donations online: review the Amazon Smile wishlist here If dropping off donations: review the shopping list here and visit the address below with the items you wish to donate. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times! United for the Troops 16 Boniello Drive Mahopac, NY 10541

Mahopac, NY

Through 12/31/20

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 6/30/21

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

Interview a New Rochelle Veteran for the Library of Congress

As we recognize the service of veterans this November, the City of New Rochelle is seeking volunteers to help collect the personal accounts of America’s wartime veterans as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. (For more information, see https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.html.) Volunteers are needed to conduct and record interviews and complete the associated paperwork for submission to the Library of Congress. A training will be offered to review the components of the project process and to provide guidance on conducting the interviews.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20