Get a Head Start on #GivingTuesday

Posted On: Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon. But what does it actually mean for the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation? What does it really do for our veterans, military, and their families?

Without the support of our donors, Giving Tuesday would be just like any other day. But with the generosity of people who believe in our mission, #GivingTuesday becomes the most successful annual campaign for the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation.

The funds raised each #GivingTuesday are used to support programs for veterans across the United States. Your gift could help provide new technology to help veterans with dementia, support future leaders through ALA Girls State, or give veterans access to health care and community functions via a 12-passenger van for their residence center.

At the ALA, we start #GivingTuesday early. Though it takes place this year on Dec. 3rd, we start celebrating with a booth at our National Convention. That’s because spreading the word about #GivingTuesday is the best thing you can do to, second only to giving.

That’s why this year, we hope you will share with us and your friends why you give to the ALA for #GivingTuesday or any other time during the year. With just a few steps, you can give and grab the attention of one, two, or maybe a hundred potential donors.

  1. Give to ALA Foundation for #GivingTuesday at
  2. Print the “I Give Because” flier and fill it out. The flier can be found at under the “participate” tab. No printer? No problem! Just write the same text on a sheet of paper

#Unselfie Flier

3. Snap an “#Unselfie” picture of yourself holding the completed page



4. Post Put this photo on all your social media platforms, and encourage your followers to give by including this link 

(If you want the chance for your #Unselfie to appear on the ALA National Headquarters social media channels, send your #Unselfie to or tag us @ ALAforVeterans)



So whether you wait to participate on Dec. 3, 2019 or you choose to give early, make sure to share your reason for giving and encourage other people you know to give to the ALA to support veterans, military, and their families.

Thank you for contributing to the American Legion Auxiliary.

ALA Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.