Who We Are
We are the Colorado State (Department) organization of the National American Legion Auxiliary which was also founded in 1919 by Congressional charter and is the world’s largest patriotic service organization. The Department of Colorado American Legion Auxiliary was also Founded in 1919 in the Spirit of Service not Self.
We are the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, granddaughters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some of us are veterans ourselves.
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.
What We Do
In 2014, Colorado American Legion Auxiliary members reported volunteering 113.671 hours and donating $159,869.55 in dollars and in kind donations to support veterans, the active duty military, their families and our communities.
Nationwide 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 benefiting children and youth
- Volunteer 630,000 hours for active-duty military
Why We Matter
The 2018 estimated value of one hour of volunteer service is $24.69, 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 8.9* million hours in 2017 for a collective value of service to our veterans, service members, and their families of more than $1.7 billion*. That’s quite a global impact, and a powerful number that accentuates who we are, what we do, and why we matter!
Your membership and support matter. Make a difference and join the American Legion Auxiliary.
We are a part of the World’s Largest Patriotic Service Organization – The American Legion Auxiliary national website.
*ALA Annual Report 2017 Convention