CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Make Halloween A Fun and Safe Night!
1. Pin a piece of paper to your child’s costume that features their home or parents’ phone number, home address, and to dial 911 for an emergency or 0 for an operator.
2. Don’t assume the right of way with traffic and always watch for vehicles backing out of driveways.
3. Adhere to trick-or-treating hours in your community.
Don’t throw away excess Halloween candy!
Ask American Legion Post #2 if they would like it. Volunteers may put it in goody bags to send to the military men and women serving overseas or provide to homeless or hospitalized veterans.
FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK
Since the early 1920s, the American Legion has been actively involved with children and their families.
Some program areas could include: National Family Week, day care safety, foster care, temporary Financial Assistance, and missing and exploited children.
HEALTH & CHILD SAFETY
Since the early 1920s, the American Legion has been actively involved with children’s issues.
Some program areas focused on could include: Immunization, nutrition, teen pregnancy prevention, child pornography, teen suicide, drug abuse/trafficking and alcohol abuse prevention, and child/sexual abuse and neglect.
CHILDREN & YOUTH MONTH
Children and youth are celebrated in April!
The American Legion’s Children & Youth program focuses on the legislation to improve conditions for children. In accordance with mandated positions, the American Legion strives to enact the laws necessary to meet the needs of all children.
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK
The American Legion recognizes family as the foundation of this nation and we strive to maintain integrity of family.
Thanksgiving holiday week is advocated as National Family Week by federal legislation.
TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
World War I veterans, spouses, and children struggled to adjust to the war’s aftermath. The members of The American Legion took action. With more than 900,000 Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, and additional American citizens joined the campaign to provide temporary financial assistance. This group of men and women raised about $5 million, establishing the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation, formally known as the American Legion Endowment Fund.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OTHER AGENCIES OR LEGION PROGRAMS
Post #2 collects and donates winter caps and gloves/mittens annually during the winter months.
AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS & CHILDREN FOUNDATION.
The purpose of the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation is to improve the lives of children and youth. We are able to accomplish this by fundraising and donations in conjunction with youth activities and programs sponsored by The American Legion.
Please consider contributing to the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs of children and youth.