Detachment of Ohio Commander Dale Anderson II of Parma Heights Squadron 703, and Child Welfare Foundation Chairman, "Dewey" Cary Kuhl of Wellington Squadron 8, presented a check in the amount of $16,659.84 - a donation that put the Child Welfare Foundation over $1 million - to then-National Commander Greg "Doc" Gibbs of Hamburg Squadron 527 during the Detachment of Ohio 56th Annual Convention, May 17-19, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Mansfield-Conference Center, Mansfield, Ohio.
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals, businesses and our neighbors and communities, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation has awarded grants since 1954, “to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children and youth through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and their programs.” And “to make wider, more effective use of the knowledge already possessed by well established organizations to the end that such information will benefit youth and be more adequately used by society.” The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was developed as a repository of funds from individuals who wished to contribute to the betterment of children in this country. The foundation receives hundreds of requests for funding each year. The board of directors carefully reviews each application and allocates grants based on the need. Millions of America’s children have benefited from grants provided by the foundation. Since The American Legion generously takes care of the foundation’s overhead expenses, 100 percent of your contribution goes to programs to assist kids. Few, if any, other foundations can make such a claim.
Photo courtesy of Department of Ohio Auxiliary Historian Mrs. Dayna Beyer, Bellville Unit 535