Thank-A-Vet
FOR OUR FREEDOM
Assisting Veterans and Their Families;  
One 'Thank You' at a Time

Thank-A-Vet is a non-profit organization that Generates Funds, SOCKS and Goods for Veterans and their Families by providing Opportunities to show Gratitude to the Nations He-roes and She-roes who have DEFENDED OUR FREEDOM

Contact Us at:
thankourveterans@gmail.com
PO Box 36617
Philadelphi, PA 19107


Events and Ideas



Upcoming Events:

November 8
Veterans' Career Day @ Constitution Center
http://valleyforge.org/visitors/events/1787
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November 9
Military Appreciation Day @ Temple University (Ambler Campus)
11-2pm (speakers and complimentary lunch)
RSVP
www.temple.edu/veterans
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November 9
Veteran's Coffee Club @ Brady Veterans' Home
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November 11
Veteran's Day Parade in Media, PA
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November 11
Veterans Day Service & Flag Retirment Ceremony
1532 Martin Ave., Cherry Hill
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November 11
Free Meals for Veterans @ Applebees and McCormick and Schmicks
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November 11 @ 1pm
Women Veterans Rock! Rally
Washington DC
www.womenvetsrock.org ; 215-836-4262 (RSVP)
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November 12 @ 5:30 pm
Open House at Community College of Philadelphia
for Veterans and their families
1700 Spring Garden Street
Winnet Student Life Building
215-751-8988 or e-mail
openhouse@ccp.edu
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November 12
Luncheon @ American Legion Post 292, Philadelphia @1pm
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November 16
Grand Opening at Veterans Advisory Committee @ Philly City Hall
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November 17, 5pm-7
Coffee Meet and Greet
American Legion Post 292, Philadelphia
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Past Events:

Volunteering @ Breaking Bread- Feeding the Homeless of Philadelphia @ Broad St. Ministries
Philadelphia, October 25
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Attendance to the Comfort House Gala Fundraising Event on the Olympia
Philadelphia, October 12
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Thank-A-Vet Ride from Delaware Valley Veterans Home to Buchman Meadows
Philadelphia, September 29
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Thank-A-Vet @ The Bourse Building on World Gratitude Day  
Philadelphia, September 21

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Labor Day BBQ @ Amer. Legion Post 129,
Toms River, September 2

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DAV @ Buchman Meadows
August 30th

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BarnTastic Fundraiser August 4
@ Farm Sch-rak-obowitz in Langley, WA
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Veteran Coffee Club
July 14
@ Buchman Meadows in Chester, PA
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4th of July Parade
Philadelphia, PA
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Game Night June 21 at the
Deleware Valley Veterans Home 
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Veteran Coffee Club @ Cafe Bravo in
the Bourse Building June 16 with my Favorite Veteran (Dad) and
'Flower'- Our Mascot Veteran Service Deer!
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Flag Day @ Buchman Meadows
June 14, 2012
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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Annual Conference
Washington, DC; May 30- June 1

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A Night at the Races -Benefit for Wounded Warrior Project Loudenslager American Legion #366      
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WOMEN Veterans Forum A Day Honoring Military and Veteran Women Friday June 1
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Welcome Home Spc. Richard Burns, May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day)
with the 2nd Brigade and
Warrior Watch Riders
1:00 pm meet at Fire Base 69
(82nd and Bartrum Ave.)
for arrival at 1:45pm
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Hug-A-Vet May 26, 2012
@ Post 292  Philadelphia, PA

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May 19, 2012 Armed Forces Day
Walk for the Wounded and Benefit Concert
Media, PA
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May 20, 2012 Armed Forces Freedom Ride
Barb's Harley Davidson
926 Back Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ
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Philadelphia City Council and Veteran Advisory Commission Veteran Resource Fair
May 21, 2012 10-1:00pm
Inquirer Building- 400 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
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Welcome Home Troops Parade-
April 28, 2012 , Media, PA
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Fund Raiser for Ed Schaefer
March 31, 2012
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St. Patrick's Day Parade- Philadelphia
theme- 'Bless the American Worker'
16th and JFK Blvd 12-3pm
March 11, 2012
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Veterans' Employment Training and Resource Fair
Orleans Technical Institute
2270 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA, 19114
March 10, 2012 from 10am- 2pm
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Gathering of Heroes
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
February 29, 2012
Irish Pub, Philadelphia
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Come Support the Blue Star Mothers
at the Union League 2/28/12 at 6pm
and get a free copy of 'From War to Home'
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Veterans Benefit Seminar
2/24/12 10am to 1pm
Park Ave. Banquet Hall
4952 Parkside Ave.
Philadelphia
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Thank-A-Vet Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Saturday February 25, 2012 at the 'Standing O' (235 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA) connected to Doubletree Hotel 
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Thank-A-Vet assists the Comfort House with 'Operation Sleigh Ride' giving out food and clothing to homeless Veterans in Philadlphia every other Monday Night
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Thank-A-Vet assisted 'Feed Our Vets' in coming to Philadelphia January 28, 2012
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Clothing Give Away for Veterans in Need
Monday January 16 2012 10am- 2pm
George T. Cornish, Post 292
4812 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Thank-A-Vet delivery
Socks, Sweatshirts, Blankets and Coats
to the Veterans Multi service Center
12/21/11
Our Homeless Heroes Deserve 
Happy Holidays Too! 
Thank you for your Donations!! 
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Clothing and Food Give Away For Veterans
December 22, 2011 from 3pm - 7pm
Thank you 'Hunters Helping Soldiers' (HHS) for assisting 'Thank-A-Vet' and 'Feed Our Vets'


 

 Thank-A-Vet Challenge

 

  • Which organization, business, school or family can raise the most socks, sweatshirts, blankets or coats for Homeless Veterans?  If you are interested in joining this contest write an email to drake@thankavet.us and write in the Subject: We Care

    'We Still Care Package' to Homeless Veterans-  send to:

    Thank-A-Vet
    
P.O. Box 36715                         
    
Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Sock Em'- Sock Drive-
    • November 25, 2011- OnGoing
    • Sock Drop- P.O. Box 36715, Philadelphia, PA 19107 
    • Sock Drop- VFW Post No. 39, 5212 Race St., Philadelphia
  • Warming Warriors- Coat Drive
    • November 25- April 20 
Your ideas:
  • Volunteer to teach Veterans/upgrade their skills
  • Provide resources and connect to job fairs/opportunities
  • Fund Raiser:
    • Regular Meet-ups for sharing experiences and thoughts
    • Going Live
  • Welcome Home 2012-- Media, PA 4/21/12
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade- Philadelphia
    theme- 'Bless the American Worker'
    16th and JFK Blvd 12-3pm
    March 11, 2012
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    Veterans' Employment Training and Resource Fair
    Orleans Technical Institute
    2270 Red Lion Road
    Philadelphia, PA, 19114
    March 10, 2012 from 10am- 2pm
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    Gathering of Heroes
    Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
    February 29, 2012
    Irish Pub, Philadelphia
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    Come Support the Blue Star Mothers
    at the Union League 2/28/12 at 6pm
    and get a free copy of 'From War to Home'
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    Veterans Benefit Seminar
    2/24/12 10am to 1pm
    Park Ave. Banquet Hall
    4952 Parkside Ave.
    Philadelphia
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    Next Thank-A-Vet Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Saturday February 25, 2012 at the 'Standing O' (235 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA) connected to Doubletree Hotel 
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    Thank-A-Vet assists the Comfort House with 'Operation Sleigh Ride' giving out food and clothing to homeless Veterans in Philadlphia every other Monday Night
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    Thank-A-Vet assisted 'Feed Our Vets' in coming to Philadelphia January 28, 2012
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    Clothing Give Away for Veterans in Need
    Monday January 16 2012 10am- 2pm
    George T. Cornish, Post 292
    4812 Fairmount Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
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    Thank-A-Vet delivered  
    Socks, Sweatshirts, Blankets and Coats
    to the Veterans Multi service Center
    12/21/11
    Our Homeless Heroes Deserve 
    Happy Holidays Too! 
    Thank you for your Donations!! 
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    Clothing and Food Give Away For Veterans
    Thank you 'Hunters Helping Soldiers' (HHS) for assisting
    'Thank-A-Vet' and
    'Feed Our Vets'
    December 22, 2011 from 3pm - 7pm

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Thank-A-Vet- September 11, 2011

Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia Provided Oppurtunities to hug, shake hands, salute and talk to a uniformed officer 
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Thank-A-Vet Christmas Delivery of New Donated Socks, Blankets, Sweatshirts and Coats to Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center, Inc.- December 21, 2011 
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Clothing and Food Give Away- December 22, 2011

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drake@thankavet.us