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Operation Holiday Heroes 2013

Help a Veteran family in need this holiday season!

Pitch in for 2013's Operation Holiday Heroes

The Challenge:

Izzy Abbass and Colorado Military, Veterans, & Familes announce Operation Holiday Heroes 2013 -- a great program started by Dana Niemela, VFW Post 1 Homeless Veteran Coordinator (pictured at right). This is a great way to give back to the men, women, and families who have served our country. Through the Adopt-a-Family program, your donations will help a family who would otherwise go without this holiday season! Contributions will allow VFW volunteers to deliver Christmas on your behalf. Make a Veteran family’s Christmas wishes come true!
 
Our goal is to raise $3,000 to support the following:
  • Adoption of 15-20 Veteran Families (one or both of the parents having served plus their kids)
  • Gifts and Food boxes are provided for the entire family.  Quite often kids will get toys for the holidays, but their parents don't usually shop for themselves. They also often need household items – toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Typically we also give away small gift cards to King Soopers and Wallmart
  • A great Holiday meal for the families
 
 
 

How much?

$3,000
 
 

Deadline: 

December 13, 2013
 
 

Impact:

  1. Adoption of 15-20 Veteran Families (one or both of the parents having served plus their kids)
  2. Gifts and Food boxes are provided for the entire family.
  3. Holiday meal for the families

 

Challenge Leader

Izzy Abbass

There’s an Army saying from back in the ‘80s: “We do more before 9 AM than most people do all day.” I can’t speak to how much each of our honorable and inspiring veterans accomplish in a day, but Izzy Abbass has been doing more before 9 for his entire life.

Project Info

Colorado Military, Veterans, & Families

Military service is a serious matter. Months and years of dedication, risk and sacrifice mean that a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine return home to a changed world. “Colorado Military, Veterans, & Families” is Izzy Abbass’s life focus.

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