Children and Youth
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
DETACHMENT OF NEW YORK
112 State Street Suite 1300 Albany, NY 12207 518.463.2215 www.sonsdny.org facebook.com/sonsdny twitter.com/sonsdny
Commander: James Coates Adjutant: Robert J. Avery
Dear Squadron Commander,
We would like to make our 2018-2019 year the biggest and best ever for the Detachment of New York! In part because it is the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion, in part because we have a fellow New York Son, “Greg Doc Gibbs”, who is our National Commander, and in part because there are more people in the Community in need of our time and assistance, especially our children, than ever before.
We are asking for EVERY Squadron and SAL Member to accept the call and participate.
All we ask is that you help us raise awareness about the American Legion’s Child Welfare Foundation, and at the same time raise funds to support the CWF. This past year, the national CWF has issued grants of over $760,000 to organizations across the country that provides all types of assistance to children. Please see the enclosed information sheets about CWF and the New York organizations that have benefited from CWF grants over the years. Here is what we’re asking you to do.
- Plan a fundraiser event for your Squadron and Post to benefit CWF. Have a Pancake Breakfast or Chicken BBQ; solicit donations, send in a check or have some other fund raising event.
- Use the press-release template and information attached and available at the CWF page on our website, www.sonsdny.org, to promote the CWF and your event. (It’s easy, just put in the names and details for your local papers/TV Radio Stations etc)
- Put up Posters and Flyers in the Community, in your Post, and generate enthusiasm in your membership to get the job done. (You may even generate new members!)
- Show the Community who the Sons are, what they can accomplish, and that they care about our children, our community, and our American Legion Family and Post.
We will support your efforts in every way possible. But need you to make the effort! From the Detachment level we will provide additional press releases about our campaign and CWF through our media contacts, our website, the internet, and social media. It will be important information and support that you can share, or direct people to.
If every squadron does an event and publicizes it, and with our efforts at the Detachment level to assist, we will have a massive effect across the state, supercharge every squadron with enthusiasm, help us grow and continue to do good work for our Community, and help children in need across our great State and Nation. IMPORTANT! To have our CWF contributions count toward this CWF fiscal year, proceeds must be sent into Detachment Headquarters by April 30, 2019 so presentation can be made to Commander Gibbs at the spring NEC meeting on May 4th or 5th. Make checks payable to Detachment of New York S.A.L. with CWF written in the memo line of the check.
James Coates, Detachment Commander
Sons of The American Legion
|General Information about the Child Welfare Foundation||Fillable Press Release Template||History of CWF Grants within the Detachment of New York|
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation