Liaison to Child Welfare Foundation

  • The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

    We take action because helping children matters. It matters so much to American Legion Auxiliary members that since the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation's inception in 1954, we have contributed more than $9 million. We know our dollars count.

    The Child Welfare Foundation provides grants to child-serving organizations that support everything from childhood disease education and prevention to resources and research for military families. And that is why we give year after year. The American Legion handles the majority of the administrative costs for the foundation, so every dollar collected is entered into the trust fund to be used for grants. We want every child to know that someone cares.

    You Can Help! Make a contribution to the Child Welfare Foundation today.

  • Our Partnership

    The Auxiliary’s role in the Child Welfare Foundation is to partner with The American Legion Family to educate members and the general public about the foundation and its mission.

  • About the Foundation

    Created by The American Legion in 1954, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Inc. is a separate 501(c)(3) corporation. The Child Welfare Foundation provides other nonprofit organizations with the funds to educate the public about the special needs of children across this nation.

  • ALA members and volunteers step up to advance the mission! Our annual volunteer service is worth $1.85 BILLION! This past year:

    · Volunteered more than 8 million hours in mission service, with 6.6 million hours dedicated to serving veterans at home, in hospitals, and in shelters; and helping ¾ million active-duty military families
    · Raised and donated nearly $36 million for mission service, with more than $5 million raised from poppy program donations, nearly $3 million awarded in scholarships, and $1.8 million spent aiding military families

  • Linda Newsome

    Liaison to Child Welfare Foundation National Chairman
    Linda Newsome, Past National President (1994-1995)
    Department of Maryland


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"Just knowing an organization like the American Legion Auxiliary exists, providing support to our military and our families even when we're gone, makes a world of difference." - ALA member and Indiana National Guard Col. Marilyn Moores

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