Sons of The American Legion donations to the Child Welfare Foundation now total over $5 million. Our slogan this year is "Just for Kicks, Let's Go for Six."
We are also requesting your support for Operation Military Kids, Temporary Financial Assistance, Children's Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, Child Safety Program, Special Olympics, Children's Organ Transplant Association, Family Support Network, Josh Dogs and other programs that benefit our children and youth.
Total donations from the Sons of The American Legion to children and youth programs last year totaled over $9 million. Our goal for this year is $10 million. From all indications, we are well on our way to reaching this goal, and I ask for your continued support. Also, please remember to fill out your Consolidated Report Form. The majority of all squadrons and detachments do something for children and youth, and it is extremely important that we capture these donations and hours.
The children of our country are our greatest natural resource. My favorite quote is, "Fifty years from now it won't matter the type of house I lived in, the make of car I drove, or the amount of money I had in my bank account....but the world may be better because I made a difference in the life of a child." Let's continue to make a difference.
Larry "Bear" Weinzirl, National C&Y Commission Chairman