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!
December 14, 2018
Urgent help needed! The Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family Program still has many military and veteran families that have not been adopted for the holiday season!! Which means there are tons of military children who are at risk of waking up on Christmas morning to no gifts under the tree.
Tomorrow (December 15, 2018) is the cutoff date for these families to be matched with individuals willing to support them so that gifts have enough time to arrive before Christmas Day.
Can you help?? Angels on the Adopt-A-Family Team provide gifts for the children as well as a grocery gift card for the family to put towards their holiday meal. You can learn more about the program here.
Ready to help now? Register with Soldiers' Angels as a Team Angel here.
Once you are registered as a Team Angel and have access to the Angel database, you will be able to log in to your account and get assigned to a military/veteran family in need.
Want to help but don't have time to take care of the gifts? You can also donate to our Adopt-A-Family GoFundMe campaign. This money will be used to provide last-minute gift cards to any families that are not adopted before Christmas.
December 12, 2018
Can you believe the holidays are upon us yet again? As many of us are putting up our holiday decorations or preparing to celebrate with friends and family, there are thousands of deployed service members that will not have that luxury. Let's come together and give a gift to our deployed troops to show them our gratitude for their service and sacrifice! Something they really want and may not have access to— coffee!
Donate here: http://bit.ly/2RVzszA
Thanks to Books-A-Million's most recent Coffee for the Troops campaign, we have tons of delicious Joe Muggs coffee ready and waiting to be sent to our troops. We just need your help to cover the cost of shipping.
December 12, 2018
The Soldiers' Angels office will be closed on the following days to allow staff to spend time with family. We are so grateful for your continued support and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
December 05, 2018
If you are a veteran that has attended one of our Mobile Food Distributions events across the country, then you have received a text message from Soldiers' Angels. Text messages serve as one of our main methods of communication to alert veterans when registration for a food distribution is open and also to alert those veterans on the wait list that there is space for them to come to the event and receive food. We have received several calls from veterans who were once receiving text notifications and then suddenly stopped receiving them. If this is happening for you, please review our recent blog to help troubleshoot your issues.
December 05, 2018
The 2019 Valero Texas Open is right around the corner-- which means there is a great matching donation opportunity happening now-- Birdies for Charity! This amazing program was created in 1997 as a way to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. 100% of the funds raised go back to participating organizations PLUS Valero matches 7%. Don't miss this opportunity to make your gift of supporting service members, military families, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras go even further. Donate now or learn more about this fantastic opportunity here.
Thanks to all of you, our fun Giving Tuesday campaign raised over $15,000 for service members, military families, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras! Throughout the day, we put our two Vice President's to the test with fun challenges as we hit our fundraising milestones. Our President and CEO agreed to participate in all challenges back-to-back on Wednesday IF we met our goal of $15,000--- and at the last minute, we met our goal! Take a look at our most recent blog post to view the full recap of our event. Thank you all again for your amazing support of Soldiers' Angels! We understand how many charities are vying for your attention on #GivingTuesday and we are extremely honored and humbled that you chose to follow Soldiers' Angels, participate in our challenge polls, watch our crazy antics, and, most importantly choose us as your charity of choice for your donations.
Soldiers' Angels is proud to partner with Las Palapas for their Tamales for Troops program in San Antonio! For every purchase of the Las Palapas Tamales for Troops or Home for the Holidays package, Las Palapas and their partners will donate a dozen tamales to local San Antonio troops and veterans. If you are an active duty service member or a veteran in San Antonio interested in receiving tamales, please register here. There is no guarantee that you will receive tamales since it will depend on how many are sold. However, the goal of the program is to donate 48,000 tamales!
This Veterans Day, show your gratitude for those who have served our country through Home of the Brave. We have partnered with this annual campaign to help provide Honor Packs and Blankets to homeless veterans and veteran patients in VA hospitals.
Here's how it works:
1) Purchase Honor Packs or Blankets from the Soldiers' Angels Angel Store here: https://angelsstore.myshopify.com/collect…/home-of-the-brave
2) Select from the drop down the state you would like your donation to support. You can also identify a specific city/VA by writing that in the "Special Note to Seller" box on checkout.
3) If you do not wish to specify a state or city, please select "Any State" from the drop-down.
4) You can even order multiple items and ship them to multiple locations-- just specify the quantity you want to go to each location.
All items will be shipped to the VA's in time for volunteers to hand out during the National Salute to Veteran Patients week in February of 2019!
On Day of the Deployed— Friday, October 26, 2018— we had a lofty goal to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Soldiers' Angels... pack 15,000 care items for service members and veterans in just 15 hours, including 5,000 care packages, 5,000 hygiene kits, and 5,000 box lunches. There were times when this task seemed mountainous, but thanks to some incredible sponsors, volunteers, donors, and supporters, we did it! Learn more about the event here. And if you were a part of the action in San Antonio and eager to see the photos, we will let you know here and on Social Media when the photos are back and ready for you to view!
This year the Hops for Heroes project celebrated its 7th year of brewing beer to support our military. Breweries from across the country participated by brewing a unique recipe called Homefront IPA. The beer is released on Memorial Day weekend and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Homefront IPA benefit Soldiers' Angels to help us continue our vision of providing aid and comfort to service members, wounded heroes, military families, and veterans of all eras. Soldiers' Angels is now accepting applications from breweries wishing to participate in the 2019 Hops for Heroes program. In order to prevent overlap in distribution, only one brewery per market will be selected to participate. So... if you have a favorite brewery in your area-- help us spread the word about how they can brew to support our military! Learn more here.
Soldiers’ Angels was recently honored to receive a donation of $207,000 from Cetera Financial Group®during their Connect18 National Advisor Conference. As a part of the event, Cetera’s philanthropic wing, Caring Cetera, highlighted Soldiers’ Angels. Attendees had the opportunity to show their support of Soldiers’ Angels by writing letters to troops, donating goods for care packages, and making financial contributions. Cetera Financial Group pledged to match donations raised by Connect18 attendees, Cetera-affiliated advisors, and home office staff up to $100,000, resulting in a total donation of $207,000. This donation marks the largest single-source monetary donation to Soldiers’ Angels in recent history.
We receive many questions about how to get involved with Soldiers' Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distributions— from veterans in need of support to volunteers interested in the opportunity to serve our veterans to businesses looking to give back. Take a quick read through our recent blog to learn how and where you can get involved in this fast-growing program. And don't worry, if we're not in a city near you yet, we may be soon! We are scheduled to open up an additional event by the end of this year.