From beautifying war memorials to donating thousands of dollars and hours, we orchestrate special projects promoting the common good.

Officers of the VFW New Haven receive the 2017 All-State Award from Department of Connecticut Commander John Schmidt.

VFW New Haven Value for Fellow Veterans and the Elm City

Because of generous contributions to our post, our many fundraisers, and Buddy Poppy distributions, we have been able to raise and donate more than $45,908.67 to veterans and veteran-related causes within our community since the VFW New Haven chartered on June 11, 2015.

2024:

  • $2,508.18 donation to the American Legion New Haven Post 210 from the 2023 New Haven Veterans Night
  • $100 to VFW New Haven Patriot’s Pen Winner
  • $200 to Navy/Marines Cadet Program 5k
  • $200 to ALS United Connecticut

2023:

  • Supported City of New Haven Memorial Day Ceremonies
  • Participated in Day of Service: Clean Up at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf (beautification)
  • Participated in Powder House Day commemoration by the Second Company, Governor’s Foot Guard (May 6, 2023)
  • Participated in World War Flagpole Rededication (May 6, 2023)
  • Participated in retrieval of American flags at Connecticut Veterans Cemetery in Middletown
  • $200 donation to the Mattatuck Drum Band Inc.
  • $25 VFW National Home for Children
  • $25 donation VFW Department of Connecticut Special Project
  • $500 sponsorship of Marine Corps League Hike
  • $300 donation to the Mattatuck Drum Band Inc.
  • $1,000 donation to the Knights of St. Patrick
  • $500 Harp sponsorship of the 2024 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • $25 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • Organized 2023 Veterans Day FREE SOS Breakfast
  • Supported City of New Haven Veterans Day Ceremony

2022:

  • $200 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • Supported Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • $25 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • $500 sponsorship of Marine Corps League Hike
  • $500 sponsorship of the 2023 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • $1,000 donation to the Knights of St. Patrick
  • $475.00 to the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • $175 to needy veterans
  • $1,379.10 donation to the American Legion New Haven Post 210 from the Touch A Veteran Night: Charity Fundraiser
  • Organized 2022 Veterans Day FREE SOS Breakfast
  • Supported City of New Haven Veterans Day Ceremony

2021 (COVID-19 Pandemic):

  • $4,024.00 and 200+ soccer balls collected for 2021 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $283.00 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • Supported Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony (COVID-19)
  • $25 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • $99.80 Connecticut Army National Guard 1-102nd Care Package (Africa)
  • $100 Abner Oakes III Veterans Run (Team Mossman)
  • Buddy Check phone calls to veterans during pandemic shutdown

2020 (COVID-19 Pandemic):

  • $990.44 and 100+ soccer balls collected for 2020 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $512.95 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • $5000.00 Peter P. Monaco Jr. Detachment 40, Marine Corps League
  • Supported Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony (COVID-19)
  • $100 First Responder Free Dinner from the Regal Beagle
  • $25 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • Buddy Check phone calls to veterans during pandemic shutdown
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications

2019:

  • $5,648.36 and 600+ soccer balls collected for 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $463.36 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • Awarded Veterans & Military Support Programs Certificate of Recognition 2019
  • $50 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • $300.00 donated to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  • $256.00 donated to Army Historical Foundation
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications

2018:

  • $2,500 and 500+ soccer balls collected for 2018 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $349.00 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • $50 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection
  • Great War Dinner: A centennial commemoration of the United States formally entering World War I (April 8, 2017)
  • Founders Day Dinner fundraiser for VFW’s Veterans & Military Support, Unmet Needs program
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications

2017:

  • $5055.00 and 1200 soccer balls collected for 2017 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $343.00 (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • $200 Friends of Fischer House Bear fundraiser
  • $25 Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection
  • Great War Dinner: A centennial commemoration of the United States formally entering World War I (April 8, 2017)
  • Founders Day Dinner fundraiser for VFW’s Veterans & Military Support, Unmet Needs program
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications

2016:

  • $5028.00 and 200+ soccer balls collected for 2019 New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $513.84 donated to VFW programs (VFW Buddy Poppy; VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project; VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House; VFW Veterans & Military Service; local veterans in need)
  • $50 Green Beret Foundation Fundraiser
  • $20 New Haven Grays 200th Anniversary Program Ad
  • Connecticut Point-in-Time Homeless Count
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits
  • Flag Education Training, Unserviceable Flag Collection
  • Drove Marine reservist to Fort Dix for deployment
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications

2015:

  • $4000.00 and 300+ soccer balls collected for New Haven Kick for Nick Night
  • $10.00 VFW National Home for Children, Connecticut House
  • $10.00 VFW Veterans & Military Support programs
  • $10.00 VFW Department of Connecticut Commander’s Special Project
  • $50.00 Veteran in need donation
  • Donated items to Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Beautifications
  • West Haven VA Medical Center Visits