Event Ideas

Here’s a look at what Posts and community leaders have done for past Day of Service events.

  • VFW Post 5699 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi gathered supplies and met at the Post to assemble backpacks for foster children.
  • In Escondido, California, Post 1513 spent the day cleaning up a local “Wall of Courage” and its adjacent park.
  • VFW Post 1 in Denver, Colorado partnered with Colorado Veterans Project to host a run.
  • Lemon Grove, California veterans at Post 2082 hosted a CPR class.
  • VFW Post 8185 hosted a community service event.
    Included live music, food drink, thank you card station to thank a veteran and accepting onsite requests for home repair, yard clean up, houseless to home support and collection drive for food  & hygiene products.
  • A veteran resource fair was hosted by VFW Post 5178.
    Representatives were available from several veterans service organizations, as well as service officers onsite to assist with claims and staff from Missouri Vet Center and the local VA Medical Center in Columbia.
  • Shelter house painting and a park clean-up day was hosted by VFW Post 1797.
  • Together with their local Toyota dealership, VFW Post 8955 held a community food drive.
  • VFW Post 3396, along with several other community partners, is planted flowers and shrubs along a main street in downtown Sparks, NV.
  • A pet adoption day was held by VFW Post 6291.
    They are helped to find homes for animals displaced by the tornadoes in Kentucky.
  • VFW Post 8402 hosted a sendoff meal.
    Geared toward local for graduating high school seniors who are newly enlisted in the military, it included a meal, a gift bag for parents and more.
  • Teaming up with several community partners, VFW Post 2708 in Edgerton, Wisconsin renovated a three story building.
    Once complete, this structure will offer veteran housing.

Here are some more ideas from VFW HQ:

  • Yard Clean Up (elderly, specific neighborhood)
  • Volunteer at Local Schools (speak to classrooms about service; read to children)
  • Animal Shelter (clean cages; build something; socialize animals)
  • Community Blood Drive
  • Highway Clean Up
  • Outreach to Homeless Vets (food, hygiene kits, resources)
  • Food Banks (help unpack trucks; stock shelves)
  • Home Repairs (help elderly in the community; struggling veterans)
  • Buddy Checks
  • Visit a Nursing Home (take activities to do; can someone play an instrument or sing)

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