Valentine's for Veterans

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Every year we receive thousands of Valentine’s Day cards addressed to service members and veterans. Sadly, since the cost to distribute these cards is so high, we are not able to provide enough funding to get these cards to our military and veteran heroes so they can feel the love. 

But this year you can help us spread the love!

All you need to do is include $1 per Valentine you send! This will help us cover the cost of packing & mailing boxes of Valentine’s Day cards to deployed troops overseas & to VA Hospitals! Email info@soldiersangels.org for details. Mail your cards & $1 per card to: Soldiers’ Angels 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310, San Antonio, Texas 78217

 

 

 

 


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Warm Feet for Warriors

February 15, 2017

Believe it or not, one of the items that is most requested from service members and veterans is socks! Just think how nice a brand new pair of socks feel when you slip your feet in... Soldiers' Angels wants to help keep our troops and veterans toes feeling toasty, and you can help! Start a sock collection drive & send us NEW socks in all colors and sizes in their original packaging. We will distribute the socks to veterans in VA Hospitals and include in our care packages to deployed. 

Send your socks to:
Soldiers' Angels
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217

If you have any questions about the campaign, please email: info@soldiersangels.org


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This School Loves Our Veterans!

February 15, 2017

Washington Elementary School in Nutley, New Jersey, came together to help spread the love to service members and veterans for Valentine's Day! Michelle, a first grade teacher at the school and a member of the Soldiers' Angels Deployed Adoptions Team got the project rolling:

"I'm a first grade teacher in Nutley, New Jersey and I was able to get my entire school involved in a Valentines for Veterans project. I was able to collect 420 Valentines! Some of these Valentines are being mailed to Soldiers' Angels today and some will be delivered to a local veterans hospital. Happy Valentine's Day!"


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Saluting Veteran Patients

February 10, 2017

The week of February 13th is National Salute to Veteran Patient Week, a time set aside to express appreciation to Veterans, increase community awareness of the role of the VA medical center, and encourage citizens to become involved. Soldiers’ Angels is one of the few non-profit agencies approved to work within VA Hospitals and Medical Centers and our volunteers gain so much from talking to and serving veteran patients. Here are just a few of the veteran patients Soldiers' Angels volunteers have the pleasure of interacting with.


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Meet Our CEO: Amy Palmer

February 09, 2017

Amy Palmer is the President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels and so much more. She joined us in October 2013 at the personal request of our founder, Patti Patton-Bader. Her experience in the nonprofit sector, energy, enthusiasm and passion for our military and veterans took us from near closing and bankruptcy to a stable and well respected military and veteran organization. She is a one-of-a-kind leader! Here’s more about Amy Palmer and what she does with Soldiers’ Angels.


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Volunteers in Georgia Stock Up

Angel volunteers came together in two separate Georgia cities on January 28th to help Soldiers' Angels stock up. Working in Dublin and Atlanta, the Angels spent the better part of their Saturday packing toiletry items into Soldiers' Angels Hygiene Kits. By the end of the day, hundreds of Kits were packed and ready to be handed out! Representatives at both the Atlanta VA and the Carl Vinson VA in Dublin will distribute these Hygiene Kits to veteran patients over the next few months. Thanks to all Angels who came out to help! 


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In 2016, Soldiers' Angels...

We are so proud of the work we were able to accomplish in 2016 thanks to our angels, volunteers, and donors! Check out the Soldiers' Angels numbers for 2016. If you donated, volunteered, joined a team, contributed as a sponsor, or partnered with us as a community partner, THANK YOU! You are the reason all of the work we do at Soldiers' Angels is possible. Let’s keep pushing forward!


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Dinner at the Defenders Lodge

Soldiers' Angels hosted a dinner for veterans at the Palo Alto Defenders Lodge. The event served about 70 veterans with a dinner of "Monster Nachos and Root Beer Floats," with plenty of food left over for lunch the following day. Thanks to the Soldiers' Angels volunteers who made this event possible and also to the volunteers from Lockheed Martin who came out to help! Check out all of the photos from the veteran dinner here.


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This Family Came Together to Give Back

Angel Stephanie has been a part of Soldiers' Angels for several years. From sending cards to adopting service members, she has done a lot to support our troops and service members. But in 2016, she decided to get her whole family involved! On Thanksgiving Day, her family came together and stuffed stockings for Soldiers' Angels to send to deployed service members and distribute to veterans in VA Hospitals as a part of the Soldiers' Angels Holiday Community Partner Program. Read on to learn more about getting your whole family involved in giving back.


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Soldiers' Angels Earns Platinum Level

Soldiers' Angels has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight changes we are making toward our mission, GuideStar is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios. View the Soldiers' Angels profile on GuideStar.


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Soldiers' Angels Top Moments of 2016

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. Here at Soldiers' Angels, 2016 was a fantastic year with an abundance of memorable moments. Although we have too many to share in one blog post, we decided to compile a list of some our Top Moments of 2016. From Mobile Food Distributions in the rain and snow, to helping female service members deployed in Afghanistan celebrate Mother's Day, these moments have touched the lives of service members, veterans, and all of us here at Soldiers' Angels. Click through to take a look at all of the Soldiers' Angels Top Moments of 2016.


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Stockings from Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 76 in Bradenton, Florida (near Sarasota) gave back to our service members and veterans this past holiday season! The boys collected items to be used in stockings that Soldiers' Angels distributed to deployed service members and veterans in VA Hospitals. In total the pack stuffed 24 stockings-- but it doesn't stop there-- they are already collecting stockings for next holiday season! Check out all the photos of these Cub Scouts stuffing stockings for our troops