United ‘Tis The Season of Service Campaign
November 11 to December 31

United in thanking those who served

Making a Difference by Being the Difference!

‘Tis the Service of Service campaign is focused on Female Veterans with childrenFemale and Male Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and Female and Male Veterans experiencing food insecurity.

Providing Care: Supplying veterans with the personal hygiene products, clothing, food and other basic dignity and wellness essentials.

Offering Comfort and Compassion: Interacting with unsheltered and sheltered homeless veterans, especially during the holidays.

The Reason to be United in the Service of those who Served!

In 2023 more than 1,000,000 veterans live in poverty and veterans comprise 10.6% of all homeless in the U.S. and are 2x as likely to become homeless versus those who didn’t serve in the military.

Women veterans are the fastest growing group in the homeless population, and women veterans in general face significant economic and housing challenges with veterans who are single mothers being particularly vulnerable.

Good Deed monetary donations will used to purchase and distribute hygiene products, winter clothing items, and other wellbeing and wellness necessities depending on each veteran’s particular need.

Good Deed goods donations can only be accepted if there are:

  • New winter clothing items for adults and children
  • New (in original package) toys for children
  • Packaged candy for children
  • Nonperishable food items 
  • Unopened hygiene products

Also, goods need to be delivered by donors to United Relief Foundation during normal business hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday except for national holidays.

Please email makingadifference@unitedrelieffoundation.org for most needed goods and questions.


Donating, fundraising, or raising awareness, every Good Deed will help to make a positive difference for veterans during their time of need. 

Donate Money

Make a Difference with a tax-deductible personal, organization, or company one-time or monthly monetary donation.

Donate Real Estate

Make a Difference with a tax-deductible real estate donation.  All types of real estate in any condition are considered.


Make a Difference by engaging family, friends, classmates, colleagues, or employees in a fundraising activity.

Raise Awareness

Make a Difference by raising awareness using social media to share ideas, information, and insight.

Data Sources: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, DOL and HHS Poverty Guidelines, 2023 VA Veteran Homeless Statistics.

Your Good Deed Donation is tax-deductible.

The United Relief Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization chartered as a nonprofit by the State of Illinois on February 2, 2006.

Your tax-deductible Good Deed donation will help make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the men and women who served in the United States military and can start with a click here!

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