American Legion posts, Auxiliary units, Sons of The American Legion squadrons and Eight & Forty salons are eligible for the Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) 100 percent per capita banner program for the 2021-2022 membership year. To qualify for the banner, a post, unit, squadron or salon must donate at least $1 per member based upon respective official membership total for the 2021-2022 year.
American Legion Post 15 in Kent, Wash., achieved the CWF 100 percent banner for the 2020-2021 membership year and have proudly hung the white banner from the post’s flag. Post 15 asked for and received $1 from each of its 358 members to raise $358 for the CWF.
“It was a little hard getting the word out to all members (about the CWF banner program) because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements,” said Chriss R. Moen, second vice commander of Post 15. “Every monthly meeting I would talk about the four pillars of The American Legion and remind (members) about about the CWF! Everybody was very enthusiastic when they found out about the program. We passed the word to members who were staying at home through emails and Buddy checks! No major problems. Our children and youth are our future!”
Download the CWF 100 percent per capita banner. A post, unit, squadron, or salon have from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 to submit this form along with CWF donations for the banner.
The Child Welfare Foundation provides grants to nonprofits that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and youth through programs, research and resources. from nonprofits and to establish more effective uses of knowledge possessed by well-established organizations. One hundred percent of all money raised for the foundation is used exclusively for grants.