December 10, 2016


When you give to ALA Unit 1 in DC, you help us provide items that are critically needed, as well as boost the morale of veterans, servicemembers, and their families in the metro DC area. You can donate either online or by mail (click here for the form).

You can donate with confidence, because we put 100% of donations into programming events for veterans, servicemembers, and their families. Your donation will never go towards overhead costs of our organization unless you explicitly donate for that purpose. Recent donations have purchased:

  • Items for local homeless veterans,
    • One year, this included 630 Tide Pods for the VA’s at-risk shelter, 24 pairs of boots at winter time, and 716 feminine hygiene products.
  • Meals for military and veteran families staying at the DC Fisher House and
  • Care packages for both deployed servicemembers and the families of deployed servicemembers.

You can also make a gift in honor or in memory of someone (e.g. a current or former member of our unit, a servicemember, a loved one, etc.). Recipients or family members will be notified of your gift with a note from ALA Unit 1 in DC, including a personalized message from you.

Thank you for your support of ALA Unit 1 in DC and veterans, servicemembers, and their families.


Donors may be recognized in a future publication of the ALA Unit 1 in DC. Requests to remain anonymous will be honored. We do not participate in third-party fundraising activities and do not sell your contact information. Donors will receive periodic updates and communications from us; you can request to be removed at any time.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 in DC is a not-for-profit veterans service organization duly registered with the Internal Revenue Service and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Our federal tax exemption identification number is EIN 46-2416650.