Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women's patriotic service organization. In less than one year, 1,342 local units of the Women’s Auxiliary to The American Legion had been organized in more than 45 states.
With a membership at nearly 800,000, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission 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.
American Legion Auxiliary 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."
The American Legion Auxiliary holds an annual benefit dinner supporting this charity. 100% of the revenue goes to local children's hospitals. The 2016 Children's Miracle Network benefit dinner is scheduled for April 8th beginning at 5:30pm. This dinner is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
President Elaine Roach 936-1524
Vice President Dianne Dorrance 935-6339
Recording Sec. Rosy Farnsworth
Membership Sec. Marie Schneider
Treasurer Mona Mach
Chaplin Chris Carpenter
SGT at ARMS Claudette Nussbaum
Historian Kim Funk
VETERAN/MILITARY SUPPORT and ADVOCACY: Each Memorial Day our Auxiliary members distribute Poppies at the local Safeway store for donations. These funds are used only for Veterans projects which include our donations to the Veterans Christmas Gift Shop where Veterans can go to purchase items to be wrapped for their family members. Also, the Veterans Gift sacks that we put together at Christmas time to be distributed to the local single or widowed Veterans.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Girls State is one program that we sponsor to area high school Juniors. It is an opportunity for them to spend a week at Western Washington University learning how our government works. Our Uint has adopted Lakeland Village as one of our Children and Youth support programs. Lakeland is located in Medical Lake with house cottages that provide housing for special-needs clients. We collect card fronts and they use them to create cards to send to their families or to sell in their gift shop. We collect small items to send to them throughout the year, and at Christmas, instead of a gift exchange, we send gift items to them.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Our Auxiliary Unit privide Flag etiquette magazines which are distributed to local school. We sponsor a Poppy Poster contest at Gess Elementary. We host a dinner for the Children's Miracle Network in the spring with all of the funds staying local. In February, we collect baby items for Operation Stork. Items collected are sent to Fairchild Air Force Base for the families with newborn babies.
- Children's Miracle Network
- Care Packages to our Troops
- Veterans Medical Center (Spokane)
- Veterans Home (Spokane)
- Memorial Day Poppy Sales
- Veterans Christmas Gift Shop
- Operation Stork
- Local Schools
- Lakeland Village for Children
- Veteran Families
- numerous others
WOW ! They certainly do a lot.