Military Spouses: Charities



Air Force Aid Society The Air Force Aid Society, Inc., the official charity of the United States Air Force is a three-pronged charter promoting the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to members and their families, sponsoring educational assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member/family welfare.
A Million Thanks A Million Thanks is a year-round campaign to show our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, our appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, prayers, and thoughts.
American Highrise Foundation This website is dedicated to American Heroes, Veterans, The Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Personnel. American Highrise became a “once every 200 year” piece of Americana when it was selected to commemorate the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural in 1989.
Armed Forces Emergency Services (American Red Cross) Part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguished itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association  
Army Emergency Relief AER is the Armys own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own”. AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Assisting soldiers by giving cell phones & phone cards to allow them to call their families while overseas.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Since 1924 Coast Guard Mutual Assistance has provided assistance to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard during their time of Financial Needs.
Fisher House Supporting Americas military in their time of need, we provide “a home away from home” that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Freedom Calls Foundation  
Gift From Within Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Since 1914 the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has worked to ensure that Americas veterans will not be forgotten and those who need assistance will get it. To help achieve those goals, each year donations are made to help make life better for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families, and Americas communities.
National Military Family Association Promoting and protecting the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
National Military Family Association [Master Links List for Family Support] NMFAs Primary Goal is to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
National Remember Our Troops Campaign The National Remember Our Troops Campaign is a charitable organization dedicated to giving Blue Star Service Banners to families of current active duty military troops and Gold Star Service Banners to surviving family members of troops killed in action.
Navy-Marine Relief Society The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
Operation Ensuring Christmas Operation Ensuring Christmas provides financial, moral and rehabilitative support to the Children of Fallen American Soldiers by providing them Christmas Gift Cards at Christmas and a “Christmas in July”, VIP theme park trip to Orlando Florida. This support is to help them recover from the grief and trauma caused by the ultimate sacrifice a child can make for their country…the loss of a parent in war.
Operation GIVE Operation Give provides the supplies that the troops need for themselves and resources that they need so that they can win the peace, and win the hearts and minds of the people they are serving, through providing what is needed most to the children in crisis. We are about building bridges that span misunderstandings, distrust and hatred. We are about being culturally competent through the spread of love and kindness. Visit Operation GIVE online for donation information and more.
Operation Gratitude Operation Gratitude ( ) is the California- based 501 (c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that sends care packages of snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and on military ships at sea. Its mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service members face and to express to all troops the appreciation and support of the American people. For safety and security, all assembling of packages occurs at the Operation Gratitude headquarters in Southern California. Since its inception in March, 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 210,000 packages to American troops deployed overseas.
Operation Homefront Operation Homefront provides assistance to military families while their military service members are deployed, thus allowing them to focus on the demands of their duties abroad.
Operation Special Delivery Operation Special Delivery (or OSD) provides volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners are deployed at the time that they are due to give birth.
Operation:MOM Operation: MOM includes all family and friends of those who are active military personnel in all branches of the military. We serve as a support group for parents, spouses, sisters, brothers, close family, and friends of those securing our freedom, whether here or afar. We also provide direct support to our military personnel who are currently deployed overseas through letters of encouragement, food packages, and other necessities that will remind our troops of how much they are supported and loved. We are united as Americans, one country, and for one great purpose: FREEDOM!
Our Military Kids Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to funding essential extracurricular activities for school-aged children of deployed and severely injured Reserve and National Guard military personnel. The mission of Our Military Kids, Inc. is to ensure that the children of deployed and severely injured Reserve and National Guard personnel can afford to participate in activities such as youth sports, fine arts and tutoring programs that are so important in their young lives during this stressful time. Deployed Reserve and National Guard parents are making enormous sacrifices for our country. Our Military Kids, Inc. is dedicated to minimizing the sacrifices their children must make here at home.
Patriotic Pillow Project Autographed Patriotic Pillows for our Brave Service Men & Women delivered randomly to our special healing heroes recovering from injuries.
Project Linus – Northwest Atlanta Chapter PROJECT LINUS is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of NEW, HOMEMADE, WASHABLE blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers. The Fallen Heroes Project is led by Marleen Manley, our chapter coordinator for Northwest Atlanta Georgia. Since 9-11, and as of December 4, 2006, Marleen has overseen the delivery of blankets to children of service men and women who are killed in the line of duty. She is still working to locate more children to make sure that they are given Project Linus blankets.
Project Linus National Headquarters Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission: First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Red Cross The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Silver Star Families – HEAR-4-YOU  
Soldiers Angels Soldiers Angels are dedicated to ensuring that our military know they are loved and supported during and after their deployment into harms way.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
United Service Organizations (USO) The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform.