Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Day Twelve: Put On a Holiday Feast for one of our Veterans Programs

Twenty Days of Giving in Northern New England


A hundred dollars can buy a Holiday Feast for one of our Veterans Houses.

Shoppers around the country say they are planning to spend an average of $882 for gifts this holiday season, according to the 31st annual survey on holiday spending from the American Research Group, Inc.

For less than $100, you can put on a holiday feast for veterans who reside in our programs.

Nearly 154,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and twice as many experience homelessness during a year. Even here in Northern New England hundreds of veterans — hometown heroes who served their country — are being served at food pantries, living in shelters, under bridges, in encampments. The challenges they face today (due to the nature of their military service) are often than past eras, and can be overwhelming. The good news is that Volunteers of America is on the job — offering a wide range of proven services to help veterans overcome physical and mental traumas and reestablish their lives in the community.

Since 2001, we have been serving homeless veterans with:

  • Outreach to veterans living in shelters and on the streets
  • Safe, supportive housing
  • Transition services
  • Career counseling to help veterans ready themselves for employment
  • Access to health, behavioral and substance abuse services
  • Gender specific, cognitive-behavioral programming and support

We're committed to ending homelessness for the men and women of our region who served their county — and to helping all our veterans come "all the way home."

90 cents out of every dollar donated to Volunteers of America goes directly to our client programs. Thank you for considering helping us help others.

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