Legion auxiliary donates backpacks and essentials to children

From left to right, Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #39, of Madison members, Tammy Giguere, Karen Lytle, Tina Boudreau, Harriet Bryant, Merrilyn Vieira, Vicki Anderson, and Irma Fluet. (contributed photo)

In observance of April as Children and Youth Month, members of the Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #39, Madison donated backpacks and many essential items such as clothes, Pj’s, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, jackets, socks, hygiene products for the older children and toys.

These items benefit the children who will enter the Department of Health and Human Services System. Most children enter with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. These backpacks provide them with items they can call their own in hopes that it makes the transition a little easier for them. This year with generous donations of items from the members of the local community and membership as well as the Auxiliary purchases, the Auxiliary donated over $1,300 worth of items!

To learn more about the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate, visit www.ALAforveterans.org. To join the Madison American Legion Auxiliary Unit, contact Karen Lytle, President – American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 325, Madison, ME 04950, or karen.lytle364@gmail.com, or (207) 696-4445.


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