DEPT FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

VFW Department of Michigan Council of Administration has approved a series of fundraising projects for Post and personal donations. These donations will count as credit for All-State points for your VFW Post.

Note: Donations sent to Department will not immediately appear on the online donations report as we cannot easily add additional categories of donations to be tracked on that report. A record of all donations will be made and provided by the Quartermaster to the Department All State Chairman for the purpose of the program receiving donations.
 
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Commander's Special Project 

VFW Department of Michigan Commander Kimberly Napoleon has chosen Foxhole as this year's Commander's Special Project.

Foxhole is a nonprofit organization with a mission to assist veterans in their return to society through martial arts. They are here to support veterans through any challenge they encounter by training together and providing programs to encourage community involvement. There is a mutual trust and military-style friendship that is built when this group takes on challenges together. 

Foxhole has also started a new foodbank to serve the veteran and family community in need.


To Donate: Donations can be sent mail directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "Foxhole.” Physical donations can be mailed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906. All funds will be collected and presented to the Foxhole organization at the end of the year.


 
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VFW National Home Centennial Garden Bricks

Celebrate the upcoming VFW National Home Centennial in style with a personalized engraved brick in our 2025 Centennial Garden. Whether it’s to honor a loved one, commemorate a special event, or simply leave your mark on this historic occasion, our 8×8 engraved bricks offer a timeless way to do just that. And for a limited time only, you can secure your place in history for an unbeatable price of only $500.

For more information, visit the National Homes's website or visit the order form here.

 


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Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial

 

VFW Department of Michigan is encouraging VFW Posts and members to support the completion of construction of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial in Royal Oak, MI.  While the Department has made some contribution to this project in the past, this would be the first organized effort for the Department to participate as a supporter of this long over due project to honor Michigan’s World War II veterans.

The goal of the project is to provide permanent memorial that will provide a year-round multipurpose destination telling Michigan's unique story.  Also, the memorial will be a resource for educational programs, events, veteran outreach and resources in keeping with our mission.


To Donate: Posts can mail a donation check directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "World War II Memorial.” These funds will be collected and delivered to the Memorial Committee at a time selected by the State Commander. Donations sent to department can be addressed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

 

OR donations can be sent directly to the the memorial and mailed to Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial PO Box 237 Royal Oak, MI 48068. Proof of your direct donation must be submitted to Department for All State Program record keeping. 

Read Department Commander Ray Lopez message regarding this fundraising project here.

 

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VFW Cancer Program

VFW Department of Michigan raises money for cancer research through the organization's cancer program. All donations are presented to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for research programs. Read more about this long-standing partnership and this year's fundraising initiative here.

 

To Donate: Donations can be sent mail directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "Cancer Program.” Physical donations can be mailed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

 

 


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National Desert Storm Memorial 

 

The Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial is a new national monument to be built at the National Mall in Washington D.C. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on July 14, 2022, with the goal of project completion and dedication in 2025.


National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act - Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those who, as members of the Armed Forces, served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.

 

 

To Donate: Posts and members can donate to this project online by using the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page. You can select the National Desert Storm Memorial as the delivery method through PayPal.

 

OR donations can be sent mail directly to VFW Department of Michigan earmarked for "National Desert Storm Memorial.” Physical donations can be mailed to 924 N Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

 

OR donations can be sent directly to the the memorial online or mailed to National Desert Storm Memorial at 1101 Connecticut Ave NW, #450, Washington, DC 20036. Proof of your direct donation must be submitted to Department for All State Program record keeping. 


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