American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

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Ornament Contest

Are you crafty? Would you be interested in making an ornament for a veteran in a VAMC facility. Here is your chance. Click here for contest rules.
Fall Conference
Please see attached letter from the Department President, Ann King-Smith in reference to Fall Conference. Click Here
#GivingTuesday Contest
Below is an email from ALA Foundation about the #GivingTuesday Contest

We wanted to invite your department to participate in the ALA Foundation’s #GivingTuesday Department Challenge!

From now until #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, we will be accepting donations to the ALA Foundation via this link: After December 1st, we will be tallying up how many donations came from each department, and the department with the most donors, (number of unique donors, not dollar amount) will be crowned the #GivingTuesday Department of the Year!

The winner will be announced on ALA National Headquarters social media.

Now its up to you! Spread the word among your units and members in your department. Remember, only donations made through this link:, or made via check to the ALA National Headquarters, marked for #GivingTuesday will count towards your total.

Thank you for your participation, and remember, 100% of every gift given to the ALA Foundation goes directly to supporting veterans, military, and their families.

Thank you for all you do for our nation’s heroes.


Anne Parker

ALA Foundation Board Member

2019 – 2020 Book of Reports
The 2019-2020 Book of Reports is available. Click here to view


2020-2021 Department of Florida Approved Budget

Department of Florida Approved Budget

National Awards

National has made changes to some of the award dates making them a two year award. Below is the spreadsheet with all the information

National Awards Date Changes



Current Newsletter

Inside This Issue: President, National Security, Legislative, Honor Flight, District 13

Veterans Service Organization

Think about the last time you received what you needed when you needed it. Did you call it a gift or even a miracle? In the American Legion Auxiliary that “need meeting-gift giving” happens continuously. And it’s possible because as the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world our membership of more than 850,000 strong is fiercely dedicated to serving, helping, and meeting needs. Our focus is what it’s always been: servicemembers, veterans and their families in their communities. And our members produce annual statistics in the millions.

The women of the American Legion Auxiliary make a difference in the lives of all Americans. They educate children, organize community events and help our nation’s veterans through legislative action and volunteerism. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. Auxiliary members are a unique group of women, joined in the fellowship of volunteerism, patriotism and dedicated to veterans, young people and communities.

Our Role

We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!

Few people realize that:

  • The Auxiliary and the Legion are often centers for community and civic activities in mid-America, and provide a focal point for citizens’ involvement.
  • The Auxiliary raises more than $18 million every year and reinvests those funds in VA medical centers and community programs.
  • Thousands of hours are devoted to crime prevention programs, instructing children, the elderly and the general public on safety, crime prevention and protection within the community.
  • Auxiliary volunteers are the backbone of assistance in the 171 VA Medical Centers.
  • They not only provide diversion and entertainment for patients, but assist the hospital staff in physical and psychological therapy, clerical and many other duties that would otherwise cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • The Auxiliary deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, missing and abused children, teen suicide and teen pregnancy. Its services touch the lives of all Americans directly or indirectly.
  • More than 20 nationwide programs receive support and financial aid from the American Legion Auxiliary.