Do you have a family member or close friend who is eligible to join the VFW and hasn't yet?  Consider buying them an annual or lifetime membership as a birthday gift, promotion, retirement, or other achievement.   

Memberships pay for: 
Service Officers who advise and complete VA Disability Paperwork to help veterans get through the red tape. It pays for their training, salary, office supplies, etc. 
Veteran Legislative Experts to help pass laws that protect military Veteran benefits
Scholarships & Grants
Health Care Assistance
Memorial Services
Military Quality of Life
National Security, Foreign Affairs, and POW/MIA efforts.

Memberships pay for community programs: 
Teacher of the Year
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Voice of Democracy Scholarship (high school)
Patriot’s Pen Scholarship (middle school)
Scout of the Year