Child Welfare Foundation

Nonprofit organizations that reach out to help young people in need are supported through American Legion Child Welfare Foundation grants. The foundation provides grants to enhance communications for groups that tackle problems ranging from childhood neglect to substance abuse. www.legion.org/cwf

Family Support Network

This program connects American Legion members with families struggling at home when loved ones are called to military duty. Legion volunteers provide child-care services, yard work, car repairs or  other forms of personal help. A dedicated hotline – 800-504-4098 – is available for families looking for assistance. www.legion.org/familysupport