Women Are Veterans Too Campaign

United Relief Foundation president Frank Salato receiving an award from the National Women Veterans United

Making a Difference by Being the Difference!

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

Offering Support: Engaging in United in Service partner National Women Veterans United programs that help educate, employ and empower women veterans.

Raising Awareness: Dedicating resources to increase the public’s understanding of the challenges facing women veterans.

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

In addition to being the fastest growing group in the Veteran population, Women Veterans are also the fastest growing group in the homeless population, and four times more likely to become homeless than their male peers. Women Veterans in general face significant economic and housing challenges, however, veterans who are single mothers are particularly vulnerable.

Women veterans report significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt than veteran men in a study of post-9/11 veterans, lifetime suicidal ideation and suicide attempt were, respectively, 1.2 and 2.2 times more prevalent among women compared to their men counterparts.

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

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

  • New clothing items for women and/or children
  • New (in original package) toys children
  • Unopened hygiene products for women and/or children

Also, goods need to be delivered by donor to United Relief Foundation during normal business hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday except for national holidays. Please email makingadifference@unitedrelieffoundation.org for most needed goods and questions.


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.

Top photo description: At a luncheon honoring our veterans hosted by the National Women Veterans United at their headquarters in Chicago in addition to tributes to the veterans in attendance, the National Women Veterans United Founder/President Rochelle Crump (left) and Treasurer/Board Member Jeannie Adams (right) presented the United Relief Foundation’s president, Frank Salato, with the National Women Veterans United 2023 Partnership Award for “Unwavering Support of Military Women Veterans.”

Data Sources: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Census Bureau Veteran Data, National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, 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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