American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security. Learn More
What We Do
Our members do incredible work. On average, each year, they…
Help nearly 3 million veterans
Contribute $36 million toward veterans and military families
Volunteer 9.3 million hours to support veterans programs
Contribute more than $2 million to programs benefitting children and youth
Volunteer 630,000 hours for active-duty military
Why We Matter
The 2013 estimated value of one hour of volunteer service is $22.55, according to the Independent Sector, a coalition of charities, foundations, and corporations that publishes research important to the nonprofit sector.American Legion Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 9.3 million hours for a collective value of service to our veterans, service members, and their families of more than $2.1 billion. That’s quite a global impact, and a powerful number that accentuates who we are, what we do, and why we matter!