Back to homepage

Chapter Fund-Raisers

We need support for the following fund-raisers. 
Sign up sheets  are available in the office.
 Fund Raisers

Why do we have them?

When VVA 885 conducts a fundraiser we typically set up a 10 x 10 foot tent outside the building with tables and banners indicating our Organization.  On the tables, will be items displayed for sale:  T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, coffee, challenge coins, key chains, dog tags, and money clips.  Along with these items, we have a bucket for unsolicited donations.

One of our main goals for these events is to raise funds for our Chapter, as VVA is a non-profit Veterans Organization organized under IRC 501 (c) (19).  100% of all money raised will be in support of local veterans.  We receive no money other than what we raise via fundraisers, and no member of the Chapter receives any monetary compensation.

We also view fundraisers as an opportunity to outreach.  In addition to some Chapter members attending to sales behind the tables, we have several members interacting with the public.  We hand out orange and black poppies (at no obligation to anyone), with the orange poppies symbolizing Agent Orange and its devastating effects, and the black ones representing prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIAs).  Providing these poppies will sometimes trigger a response in individuals who want to tell us about themselves, friends, and/or relatives.  Through these conversations we may learn of a Veteran in need of help and we are able to offer suggestions on how to get help, invite them to visit our Chapter and speak with our Service Officer to insure that we get them the help that is needed.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Chapter at 910-762-4288.

Dates of Upcoming Events

Fund Raisers

May 6                   Piggly Wiggly, Burgaw

May 20                 Rims on the River

May 27                  Food Lion

June 3                  Harris Teeter, Lumina Commons

June 10                Harris Teeter, Waterford in Leland

June 17                Sam’s Club

June 24                Harris Teeter, Ogden

July 8                    Harris Teeter, Mayfair

July 15                   Harris teeter, Oak Landing

July 29                 Piggly Wiggly, Leland

August 5               Harris Teeter, Hanover Center

August 12             Piggly Wiggly, Burgaw

September 9       Sam’s Club

September 16     Golf Tournament

September 23     Car Show at the Battleship

September 23,24 Spot Festival

October 7,8         Riverfest

October 21,22      Autumn at Topsail

November 4        Sam’s Club

Parades

November 11       Veterans Day (in the planning stages)

Other

June                     Nursing Home Visits (date and homes to be determined)

Nov 11th               Veterans Day at the Cemetery, Market St. Wilmington, NC

As always, volunteers to help are much appreciated. These fund-raiser’s are the Chapters main source of income and  VVA  members are  encouraged to donate a few hours of their time to help.
 

Search

Become A Member

Find us on Facebook


Contact Us

V V A Chaper 885

801 Princess Street

Wilmington, NC 248401

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Thrusday 9:00am to 1:00pm

910-762-4288


 Email Us 

Subscribe to Veteran News

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13 other subscribers