Families may accomplish significant life goals by participating in our program. We offer:
The Military Order of the Cootie of the United States is a non-profit Veterans Service Organization. We are known as "The Honor Degree of the VFW" and our members are comprised of the officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the MOC is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.
Founded in New York City on September 17, 1920, the MOC is based on the principals of good humor and fun. Over the past ninety years, the Cooties have provided social and entertainment programs to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. as an Ancillary unit within the organization. Since 1923, our first year as a part of the VFW, the Cooties have worked hard to further the aims of the VFW while adding to it the frivolity known as Military Humor to the serious work of our parent organization. What would ultimately become known as the VFW National Home for Children, a sprawling campus of homes located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, started out as the brainchild of the MOC. We firmly believe in caring for the widows and children of our Armed Forces. Literally millions of dollars have been raised and donated to help "our kids" over our history; starting with the library, the swimming pool, the Fire Department, and a host of other projects designed to make life fun and educational for the children during their stay at the National Home.
With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who served in a location of foreign conflict. Nearly 470,000 members in more than 3,600 Auxiliaries nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.
Through our National Programs, we assist the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth.
Here are a few ways Auxiliary members across America serve veterans, service members and their families, and their communities:
Every week thousands of tickets are available to veterans, service members, and family members of those killed in action enabling them go to major sports games, concerts, and many other ticketed events.
Vet Tix is committed to helping put veterans and service members (including Reserve and Guard) in empty seats at games and events across the nation. We are a nonprofit that channels more than 95 percent of its revenues directly into programs. Since 2008, we have had the pleasure to distribute more than 11 million free tickets to over 1,787,723 VetTixers.
To become a Vet Tix member, just complete the form below. Once you have created an account and verified your military service, you can review and apply for tickets to hundreds of other upcoming events across the country.
Vet Tix has both donated tickets and discounted ticket offers. Other than a very small delivery fee, all donated tickets are free! With certain partnerships, once donated tickets have been claimed, additional discounted opportunities will be made available.
At the heart of Sport Clips’ culture is our values system, which was inspired by the same core values Coach Lou Holtz used to build championship football teams: "Do Your Best. Do What's Right. Treat Others the Way They Want to Be Treated.” Gordon and his family put these values to action in 2013 when they pledged to donate $1 million to Georgetown, Texas-area nonprofits, where Sport Clips, Inc. is based, and have been recognized for their philanthropic work with numerous programs including Habitat for Humanity, R.O.C.K, and the Boys and Girls Club, and the Gratitude Initiative.
As a veteran, Gordon has also made it his mission to support the military. He has received the VFW’s famed “Citizenship Award”, and since 2007, Sport Clips stores across the nation have worked together to raise nearly $8 Million for the VFW Foundation through our annual “Help A Hero” fundraiser, which has helped more than is providing scholarships for nearly 1,500 veterans and active duty service men and women who are transitioning to civilian careers. Sport Clips, nationally and at the local-level, is also a proud supporter of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation, the Aleethia Foundation, Honor Flight Austin, and others
Everyone knows that our nation’s military has been fighting the War on Terror for over seventeen years now with no real end in sight. What you may not know is that the numerous, lengthy combat deployments, and heightened operational tempo have created the most significant stressors on our all-volunteer force and their families in our military’s history.
The founders of Gratitude Initiative realized that although there were organizations providing scholarships to specific groups of children to help defray some of the costs for college, there was no organization providing a full-service comprehensive college and career preparatory program to military and veteran children from middle school through college graduation.
In November of 2015, Gratitude Initiative launched the GI College Success Academy providing a full-service college and career preparatory program to military and veteran children. The College Success Academy is delivered online to support a military family anywhere around the globe and is backed up by a team of live degreed counselors that work directly with the children and their parents via email, phone, or chat.
GI is now serving families in over twenty-two states and as far away as Europe, Japan, Korea, and all points in between. The program has produced incredible results in just three short years (click to see results) and GI has a waiting list of deserving students standing by for enrollment
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