The Community Service Program promotes the American Legion Auxiliary’s visibility
within our area through our commitment to community, state and nation. By being
visible in our localities, the Community Service Program demonstrates who we are, what we do and why we matter. A major outreach program of the Auxiliary since 1926, also demonstrates our longstanding commitment to supporting the work of American Legion posts and other organizations. Taking part and volunteering teaches compassion and understanding. Making our communities better places in which to live is something Auxiliary members strive for each and every day across this country.
Community Service is important for many reasons. Here are 5 unexpected benefits of volunteering: Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time. Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills. Volunteering your body helps you have a healthier body. Volunteering your experience helps build your experience Volunteering your love makes you feel more love. (It builds empathy, strengthens social bonds and makes you smile — all factors that increase the feeling of love.)
Mid Year Reports are due to me by December 1st. End of year reports/ Narratives are due by April 15th.
Unit Award: Unit Community Service Award
Type of Award: Citation
Presented to: One unit in each division (5 awards)
Materials and Guidelines:
*Entries must include the award cover sheet located in this program Plan.
*Awarded to the most outstanding overall Community Service program in the division during the 2017-2018 administrative year.
*Include pictures and newspaper articles.
* All entries are due to me by April 15th
I am challenging every member to keep track of their hours and dollars spent this year. I would love to see us “Running Free” with over a million hours reported.