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17th District
Post 162

"Still Serving America" is the motto of The American Legion. Veterans who continue their service to America by still serving their communities. Veterans whose involvement in the community creates and supports the feeling of camaraderie which makes The American Legion the nation's largest and the most respected organization of wartime veterans. 

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CWF awards half-million in grants to youth programs
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation awarded $530,700 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations to support programs that help young people. These are 2008 recipients:

American Legion Children's Home of
Ponca City, Okla., received $64,000 for a national awareness initiative.

Mercy Medical Airlift of Virginia Beach, Va., received $43,000 to develop five Web sites providing information about charitable long-distance medical air transportation for children.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation of Brick, N.J., received $42,000 to produce and distribute support materials to 140 pediatric oncology hospitals.

Family & Children's Service of Minneapolis received $40,000 to produce and distribute a fun, interactive publication that will provide children and families with opportunities to spend time together.

National Exchange Club Foundation of Toledo, Ohio, received $39,866 to
produce and distribute materials on positive parenting.

National Autism Center of Randolph, Mass., received $39,150 to produce a
publication to enable school systems to better serve students with ASD.

Zero to Three of Washington received $38,459.

Our Military Kids, Inc., of McLean, Va., received $33,800.

National Exercise Trainers Association of Minneapolis received $25,870.

National Marfan Foundation of Port Washington, N.Y., received $25,000.

American Humane Association of Englewood, Colo., received $24,879.

National Indian Child Welfare Association of Portland, Ore., received $24,625.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Inc., of McHenry County, III., received $24,351.

Children's Hunger Alliance of  Columbus, Ohio, received $20,000.

Kids In Danger of Chicago received $16,400.

Give Kids the World of Kissimmee, Fla., received $14,700.

National Ability Center of Park City, Utah, received $9,600.

TechMission of Dorchester, Mass., received $5,000.









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