During this season of giving, please help us help Veterans in need
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Going on our 30th year, The Kaufman Fund's mission is to support Veterans and children in the St. Louis region who are at risk of abuse or poverty or are in need of food, shelter, clothing, medical care or other basic needs.
The Kaufman Fund is a 100% volunteer organization with no paid employees and currently gives away 87% of all revenue generated. Over the past three decades, The Kaufman Fund helped raise and distribute over $1.5 million dollars to help local Veterans and children.
The money raised is utilized in two separate ways:
One is through grants given to area organizations providing services such as:
• Providing help to homeless Veterans and their families.
• Finding housing for unemployed Veterans.
• Assisting families of deployed Soldiers with emergency funding, clothing, food and shelter.
• Helping veterans with PTSD receive equine and dog assisted therapy.
• Sending care packages to deployed service members.
• Supporting Veterans with transportation for school, doctor appointments, and other transportation needs families with housing, food, and transportation.
• Enabling Veterans to connect to their respective war memorial in Washington D.C. – covering all expenses.
• Donating funds to support scholarships for Veterans children.
• Supporting the Patriot Guard Riders for a fallen service members.
• Providing support to Disabled-low income Veterans that own homes with needed repairs.
Additionally, The Kaufman Fund provides services to Veterans directly through our four Fund Programs - The Dental Referral Network, a Legal Referral Program, a Mental Health Collaborative and a Trees For Vets program that gives Christmas trees and stands to over 300 familes each year.
Each in-house program directly tackles the needs of Veterans throughout the St. Louis region and, through partnerships and collaborations, are able to provide services to those in need.
We ask you to join us in supporting those who have selflessly served our country as we look to fill the gaps in care and resources they now need.