|Community Service News
AGA National Community
The Holiday Luncheon at Maggiano’s was a
success. The meal was delicious, raffles were
plentiful and the members came through with lots of
toys all donated to “Christmas in the City”. The raffle
prizes made $390 and the 50/50 made $135. THANK
YOU to all the members who donated a raffle item
and/or a toy!
It’s VALENTINES for VETERANS Time
Upcoming Community Service Event to Benefit Veterans!
The AGA’s Boston Chapter is looking for individuals and
groups interested in participating in our Valentines for
Veterans effort for local veterans.
Since 1999, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)
Valentines for Veterans program has helped to brighten
the lives of these deserving veterans by providing them
with valentine cards. This effort is now part of VA’s National
Salute to Veteran Patients. This program is held around
the week of February 14th each year as our opportunity to
say thank you to the more than 98,000 veterans of the U.S.
armed services who are cared for every day in VA’s
medical facilities. Many of these veterans receive care at
one of the many VA hospitals in New England. For more
information about this program, please visit the program’s
page at the following link.
The Boston Chapter’s Community Service Committee is
looking for individuals and groups to participate in this
project by providing either purchased or handmade
valentines to our veterans. Last year, children, families, and
individuals from schools and other programs in
Massachusetts and New Hampshire participated in the
collection. More than 5,100 letters, cards, and artwork was
prepared and provided to seven VA hospitals in Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
Vermont. Please contact Community Service Committee
members Benjamin Howe (email@example.com) or
Marcia Luciano (firstname.lastname@example.org) if
you are interested in participating in this effort, have
questions, or need assistance.
To have the valentine greetings to veterans by February
14th, card making should be completed and cards mailed
by the end of January.