Veterans' Holiday Relief Drive
January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018 12:00 am - 12:00 amKick Off the New Year Serving Those Who Served Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive – Benefiting homeless and at-risk Veterans and Military Families Please join the Department of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and partners in the 6th annual Veterans’ Holiday Relief Drive through January 31, 2018, providing a comfortable New Year to our veterans, military members, and their families that may be homeless or in need. Welcoming Buddy Baskets and Buddy Bags filled with essential household or personal care items. Monetary donations or shopping gift cards may be mail to:Dept. of SD American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: VHRD - 129 North Main Avenue Hartford, SD 57033 Buddy Basket Home-Warming Welcome Recipe: Assemble a Laundry Basket/Waste Basket filled with: Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Household Cleansers, Rubber Gloves, Cleaning Sponges, Dust Pan w/Hand Brush, Light Bulbs, Flashlight, Batteries, Alarm Clock, Shower Curtain w/Rings, Bath Towel Set, Bathroom Tissue, Dishes, Eating Utensils, Dish Soap; Dish Towel Set – Frosted with clear wrap, bow, and greeting tag Buddy Bag Thank A Hero Recipe: Assemble a Bag filled with: Personal Hygiene Products, Hand Towel Set, Shower Shoes or Slippers, Socks, Hat, Scarf and Gloves; Shopping or Salon Gift Card – Sealed with a note or card of appreciation Substitute, Homemade or Single Essential Items Welcome: Warm Apparel, Small Appliances, Thermos, Bottled Water, Sun Screen, Lip Balm, Bus Passes; Pre-Paid Phones/Cards; Personal Hygiene Product Options: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Mouthwash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Bar Soap, Deodorant, Shave Cream, Lotion, Foot Powder; Hair Brush, Comb, Nail Clipper, Nail File, Razor, Sanitizer Wipes, Band-Aids, Tissues; Q-Tips; Bedding: Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Sheet Sets, Blankets, Quilts; etc. South Dakota Drop-Off Locations: Aberdeen: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 516 S Main Street Sioux Falls: American Legion Post 15 ● 1701 W Legion Drive Vermillion: The Broadcaster/Plain Talk ● 201 W Cherry Street Yankton: Yankton Elks Lodge #994 ● 504 W 27th Street Mitchell: American Legion Post 18 ● 107 N Main Street Hot Springs: American Legion Post 71 ● 1045 Jennings Avenue Rapid City: Cornerstone Rescue Mission ● 30 Main Street (Earmark Donation ● VHRD - Vets Wing) Spearfish: Area Chamber of Commerce ● 106 W Kansas Street; Black Hills Pioneer ● 315 Seaton Circle Pierre: Mailing Only: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 8, Attn: VHRD P.O. Box 981, Pierre, SD 57501-0981 For additional statewide drop-off locations or information contact: Autumn Simunek via VeteransHRD@gmail.com, call 605.890.3093, or visit SDLegionaux.org. The associated VHRD service-learning project welcomes schools, students, and youth groups to participate. Registration required via emailing project contact. Thank you for contributing to South Dakota’s Veteran Outreach programs in your local community and across South Dakota.