American Legion Auxiliary Unit 200

Hampstead, MD

     

Scholarship Programs

Kathleen Twigg Scholarship

Each Spring, we offer two  $250.00 scholarships In Memory of Kathleen Twigg, one of our founders and also the first president of our unit. Each Scholarship is offered to all graduating seniors, one from North Carroll High School and one from Manchester Valley High School. Completed forms are reviewed by a panel of Unit members and one winner is selected. The money is sent directly to the recipient’s college.

Unit Scholarships.

Two $100.00 Unit Scholarships - These scholarships are offered to all members of the Unit (in good standing) wishing to further her career. This scholarship is made available twice a year - Spring and Fall. One winner is selected from review of the resumes submitted to the Unit President. This money is awarded to the recipient by check and may be used for any school expenses as needed.

For more information contact your child's school or our Unit Secretary

Essay Contest

Each spring, we participate in the Americanism Essay Contest. Students from our local schools are eligible to submit their essays for review. Essay subjects are determined and announced by Department Officials. Students in grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 are eligible to enter. Completed entries are reviewed by Unit members and 3 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) are selected within each group. Monetary prizes are awarded to each winner and their entries are then forwarded to the District for the next level of judging.

For more information contact your child's school or our Unit Secretary

Girls State

The Girls State program offers high school students an opportunity to experience the workings of state and federal government functions including: leadership, patriotism, self-worth and confidence which helps prepare them to take their places as productive and successful members of our society. Entry forms are available at the high school guidance office each Spring. Our unit is proud to sponsor 2 girls each year, one from North Carroll High School and one from Manchester Valley High School.

Veterans' Affairs

In our National Veterans Affairs program, more than 100,000 hospital, field and home service volunteers give millions of hours to assist our veterans. Here in Hampstead, our efforts include:

collecting items and putting together ‘ditty’ bags for veterans The bags are sewn by our unit members and filled with toiletries, writing paper and pencils, Christmas card, and assorted other items. Our presidents’ mother made and donated 10 lap robes.

collecting coupons and sending them to our overseas military families . donating to the "tootsie toes" program. Last year our president’s mother made and donated 24 pairs of slippers.

donating to the "white socks" program

donating to various parties held for at Veterans at Hospitals

 

Poppy Program

Each year, our unit purchases several hundred poppies made by our veterans right here in the state of Maryland. The poppies are then given away for a donation and all monies collected are in turn donated back to the veterans. We set up a table at Hampstead Day and give poppies to all the shoppers as they make their way up and down Main Street. We are always pleased with the generous donations from the public.

 

Children and Youth

The Auxiliary is deeply concerned with America's children and young people. They represent our future. Each year our unit donates to this program which supplements grants for child safety, juvenile justice, the problems of missing children, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy and teen suicide.

Citizens' Flag Alliance

The Citizens Flag Alliance is an apolitical, non-partisan confederation of organizations and individuals who wish to protect the United States flag from public physical desecration. Stressing education along with rallying public support, the Citizens Flag Alliance's goal is to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution making it illegal to publicly desecrate the flag. The Auxiliary is taking part in this effort because they believe the flag is unique among our traditional national emblems and deserves respect, care and protection.

 

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