Gifts to the Yanks

 

GIFTS TO THE YANKS (GTTY) PROGRAM

            American Legion Post 1084 is consistently recognized as one of the top contributors in the State of Illinois. In 2013, Post 1084 topped all other Posts in Illinois, making it 9 of the past 10 years as the number one Post in the state. We thank the many individuals in the Roselle and surrounding communities that donated and helped Post 1084 attain the "number one" status again.

 

           On Veteran's Day weekend (November 7, 8, and 11, 2014) American Legion Post 1084 again solicited funds for this program outside many local area businesses.  On Veteran's Day, members of the Post were joined by a total of 43 volunteer Lake Park High School students and on that day alone, the collections totaled approximately $2,600. 

 

We also want to thank the commercial establishments that allowed us to solicit funds on their premises this past Veteran's Day weekend:

 

Mr. Ehan Raj

Store Manager

BP Gas Station

5 W. Irving Park Road

Roselle, IL. 60172

 

Ms. Maritza Pagan

Store Manager

Walgreen Company

445 East Maple Avenue

Roselle, IL. 60172

 

Trish Marcheschi

Assistant Store Manager

WAL*MART

1050 N. Rohlwing Road

Addison, IL. 60101

 



Len's ACE Hardware

425 E. Maple Avenue

Roselle, IL. 60172

 

Dunkin Donuts

247 E. Irving Park Road

Roselle, IL. 60172

 

WAL*MART

901 S. Meacham Rd.

Elk Grove Village, IL. 60007

 

These businesses helped tremendously and we ask that you patronize them when possible.

 

 

HISTORY OF GIFTS TO THE YANKS:

            The Gifts to the Yanks Who Gave program was instituted in 1944, to remember our hospitalized War Veterans. The American Legion, Department of Illinois, has maintained this worthy program continuously since its inception by distributing gifts annually to each of our veteran patients in all of the V.A. hospital and extended care units throughout Illinois. The GTTY program has the continuous support and cooperation of our American Legion Posts and affiliates. GTTY also gratefully receives private contributions from individuals, businesses and other veteran organizations.

 

RAISING FUNDS:

            The funds GTTY raise come from private contributions from individuals as well as businesses and other veteran organizations.

            The post will be accepting donations of all types (cash, gift cards, etc.) until March of 2015 for this season's collection efforts. We ask that you be as generous as your financial situation allows. With a growing number of veterans now hospitalized and in care facilities, your contribution to this most worthy cause means even more. Members of Post 1084 use these funds to provide veterans in these facilities with comfort items during the Christmas season. On Saturday, December 20, 2014 members of Post 1084 and volunteers visited over 100 of these needy veterans at Hines hospital and five extended care facilities to again thank them for the sacrifices they made and delivered these gifts that were acquired through this fund raising effort.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For additional in-depth information about this program, please go to: www.giftdstotheyanks.org/

 

 

 

We now accept donations through PayPal.

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For more information regarding this very worthy program, the link below will take you to
the "Gifts To The Yanks" page on the Detachment of Illinois website

 

 

 

 

 

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