Programs and Activities of the American Legion Auxiliary
In the Spirit of Good Will
The American Legion Auxiliary is women, of all ages and from all walks of life, who join together in the community of giving. No matter how an Auxiliary members chooses to contribute, she can help fill a need and address one of countless social concerns through our many programs shown below.
Children & Youth
Through activities like Star Spangled Kids, Josh Dog, and reading the book titled Klinger, to delivering Hero Packs, Pocket Constitution, holiday children parties, and Trick or Trunks, the American Legion Auxiliary protects, cares for, and supports children and youth of our communities across New Mexico.
Teaching members under the age of 18 how to be active in all things American Legion Auxiliary through inspiring activities. Contact your local unit to see how your junior member can become evolved. Molding the future!
"In Flanders field the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row" marking the place of veterans who gave all for our freedom. To remember those lost, we wear our poppies with pride and you can too.
To honor those lost, the American Legion Auxiliary holds annual Poppy Poster Contest and Miss Poppy Contest. We also collection donation funds that support the rehabilitation of New Mexican Veterans.
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Coming home may be the end of one journey for many veterans but it can also the beginning of a new journey of transitioning to a “new normal.” Helping them get there is at the core of the purpose and service of the American Legion Auxiliary. Members are passionate about providing care and comfort to our heroic U.S. service members who are so highly deserving of everything we can possibly do for them. Will you be there too?
Auxiliary Emergency Fund
Members Helping Members
AEF provides temporary financial assistance to members during times of financial crises or weather-related emergencies and natural disasters. Just another way the American Legion Auxiliary takes care of our members. You can be one too!
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Educating the young women of New Mexico in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of true American citizenship by providing an amazing week of learning. High School Juniors experience the political process through electing officials, passing bills, and actively running their own government on all levels. Team Nats or Team Feds?
Working within our communities across New Mexico to provide stand downs for homeless vets, distributing blessing bags, honoring emergency respondents, and many other service projects. You can make a difference too!
Becoming active in the issues important to our Veterans. If political issues are an interest of yours, this is the place for you. Your voice matters, share it with the world.
Veteran Affairs & Veteran Services
The VA Hospital in Albuquerque is always in need of volunteers to help with the Avenue of Flags, Hospital Occupations and Careers Programs, Summer Youth Program, Coffee Program, Halloween Party, Christmas Gift Distribution, Veteran's Clothes Closet, Adopt A Holiday, National Salute to Veterans Patients, Creative Arts Festival, Volunteer for a Veteran, and the Buddy Basket Program. Become an American Legion Auxiliary VAVS Volunteer today! The VA needs you!
Cavalcade of Memories
Invested in our history, Cavalcade of Memories tells the story of the American Legion Auxiliary...and what a story it is! If you are into history, then you would be a perfect match for Cavalcade.
Developing leaders on all levels of the American Legion Auxiliary and providing leadership opportunities for all. Volunteering with the American Legion Auxiliary is more than giving back to your community, it is also about investing in yourself.
Do you have the gift of gab? Are you comfortable speaking to a crowd or giving interviews on the radio? Can you write an article for the news paper? Then the PR team needs your help.
Las Vegas Veteran Home
The residents of the Las Vegas Veteran Home enjoy visits from American Legion Auxiliary members. The American Legion Auxiliary assist these residents with anything they require, from fun indoor activities to outdoor entertainment. If this is something you would like to participate with, contact your local unit for more information.
We want you to join in on all the fun and good things going on in your community! If you like what you see here, want to give back to your community, want to support the men and women who protect our country, then this is the place for you.
This American Legion Auxiliary Foundation supports both the Mission Endowment Fund and the Veteran Project Fund. The Mission Endowment Fund is used to support American Legion Auxiliary programs while the Veteran Project Fund supports emergent special needs of Veteran projects and the Veterans Creative Arts Festivals.
The Auxiliary creates opportunities that all Americans can do to show our respect and set positive examples of living as grateful, patriotic citizens. From the Americanism Essay Contest to teaching flag etiquette, Americanism has patriotic
volunteer opportunities for everyone.
Through classroom activities, literacy programs, scholarship promotion, school supply donation and support of education beyond high school the American Legion Auxiliary supports New Mexico's children. Will you help?
Maintaining and promoting a strong national defense by supporting service members and their families through Family Readiness Groups, Blue Star and Gold Star mothers, Yellow Ribbon Programs, Welcome Home Events, Holiday Mail for Heroes, and many other ways. We would be happy to have your help.
Past Presidents Parley
Any member can participate in helping to raise funds for the Nurses Scholarship. Every year a $500.00 scholarship is given to a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a $300.00 scholarship to a non member. If you are a nursing student, stop by your local unit to apply.
Do you like to sing? Do you like to listen to tunes? In our quest to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, music binds us together. We are always open to new ideas and new music, stop by your local unit to join the fun.
Fort Bayard Veteran Home
The American Legion Auxiliary provide the residents at the Fort Bayard Veterans Home with seasonal monthly cook-outs, holiday gatherings, fun activities with the residents, family assistance as needed, and anything else the residents require. Volunteers and donations are always needed. Special requests at this time: Ipod shuffle (recycled or new), music for the courtyard, and a canopy for sun protection. If you are interested in helping out or donating, contact your local unit.
Unit Development and Revitalization
Does your unit need a leg up? Want to learn something new about the American Legion Auxiliary? Schedule a UD&R by contacting Department and your UD&R team will stop by for a visit!
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Yes We Can!
"If you are waiting for volunteering to fit into your life, you will become like Cinderella's step sister trying to fit her whole fat foot into that glass slipper - it's not going to work! Instead, you start volunteering and gradually it will fit into your life."
--Patti Williams (National VA Volunteer of the Year 2014-2015)
--Patti Williams (National VA Volunteer of the Year 2014-2015)