The Adopt-a-Veteran-Family Program:
In that the holidays can be an extremely difficult time for many military and veteran families, WNY Heroes “Adopt-A-Veteran-Family” program was developed to try to ease that burden and to make the holidays brighter for the families of our veterans and armed service members.
We reach out to our veterans and military whose families are in need, who may then apply to be ‘adopted’ and provide us with their children’s wish lists. We will then match the family to an appropriate sponsor. Last year alone, through the generosity of sponsors (individuals, families, community groups, organizations, etc.), over 135 families were ‘adopted’ (50 more families than in 2013!) and their holidays made much happier.
Those who have sponsored families have told us that it is one of the most rewarding experiences they have had in their lives. Being able to bring joy to a child’s life, and in turn, their parents, who gave so much for us all, is truly priceless.
Becoming a Sponsor:
If you would like to sponsor a family, please click on the button below to download the Sponsorship Form. Complete the form and we will contact you when an appropriate match becomes available.
DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP FORM
Other Ways to Participate:
- If you prefer, you may help out through monetary donations or donations of gift cards (especially useful are gift cards to grocery stores, Aldi’s, and Target, Walmart, etc). We will be happy to accept those donations at our office at 8203 Main Street, Suite 11, Williamsville, NY 14221 , either by mail or in person, or monetary donations can also be made through Paypal on our website at www.wnyheroes.org.
- We would need these donations to be received by Thursday, Dec. 10th.