I look forward to a great year serving as Children and
Youth Chairman for 2016-2017 under the guidance of Commander Edwards. Remember
that our children are our greatest
resource and with the help of every member we can make this a banner year
helping the children of our community.
Every Squadron should pick at least one, if not more, Children and Youth
program that they can support throughout the year.
Special Olympics (Chair: JR Hall): We
are kicking off a new year and getting
ready for the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Maryland Special Olympics along with
Laps of Love and the Bowling tournament.
If you are interested in volunteering or need more information, please
contact JR or myself.
Casey Cares (Chair: Bob Keys): Casey
Cares Foundation provides uplifting and
heartwarming programs with a special touch in order to enhance the lives of
critically ill children and their families.
All critically ill children under the age of 18 are eligible to
Child Welfare Foundation "CWF" (Chair: Larry Ford): The Child Welfare Foundation’s foremost
philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with a means
to educate the public about the needs of children across this nation. Though
created by The American Legion in
1954, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation is a separate503©3 corporation.
For more information about Child Welfare
Foundation, visit their website at www.legion.org/cwf.
Children’s Miracle Network "CMN" (Chair, Tom
Clavell): The Sons of The American
Legion established partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network to
enhance its efforts to provide quality health-care to children. Children’s
Miracle Network is associated with
170 hospitals that treat children with all types of afflictions rendering
treatment based on need and not just the ability to pay. For more information
about Children’s Miracle
Network visit their website at www.cmn.org.
Toys for Tots (Chair, Joe Weik): The
Toys for Tots program collects new,
unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distributes
those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. For more information
about Toy for Tots or to
find a drop off location near you visit their website at www.toysfortots.org.
If you have any questions or ideas about our Children and
Youth programs please contact me or the appropriate Committee Chair.
I am looking forward to working with this team of guys
this year to provide you with as much information as possible about the
Children and Youth programs.
Yours in Service,
& Youth Chairman
Detachment of Maryland