Service Not Self

Community Service

Community Service 2The Auxiliary’s Community Service program is based on the premise that no organization has a right to exist within the community without giving something to that community in return.  Community Service helps to make our communities better places in which to live.  Auxiliary members study community needs, recommend projects, raise funds and donate their time to accomplish their specific objectives.  Special attention is given to the selection of each project to ensure that the work of other organizations is not duplicated.  Auxiliary Units also provide assistance on Community Service projects sponsored by American Legion Posts and work with other organizations to implement practical, worthwhile projects for the benefit of the community. Some examples include food pantries, walks for a cause, child safety programs, support women in shelters, donations to shelters for the homeless, tree plantings, and recycling programs.

CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES OR EVENTS

*9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance/Patriot Day (September 11)

*Make a Difference Day (October)

*Veterans Day (November 11)

*National Family Volunteer Day (November)

*Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (January)

*National Volunteer Week (April)

Resources:

ALA National Community Service

Community Service 1

Michigan Legionnaire