November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday and we would greatly appreciate any support you can offer. Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans was established on Flag Day (June 14) in 2014 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Our mission is to wrap our veterans in comfort and warmth with lapghans made out of love and gratitude for their sacrifice and service.
In 3 years and 5 months, we have distributed a total of 2,043 lapghans to Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel in the U.S. and abroad. We distribute lapghans YEAR ROUND at local VA medical facilities, Veteran Stand Down Events, at dedicated Veteran Events, and by request. We even shipped 108 lapghans for distribution to the recovering wounded military personnel at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Check our distribution statistics for more details on where we distribute and for current numbers.
Lapghans are complimentary to any veteran and active duty military person.
NO ONE in our organization receives a salary. ALL labor is donated.
For every dollar raised, 68 cents goes to the veteran and the remaining 32 cents goes towards operational costs.
A single lapghan, depending upon pattern and method of creation (i.e. crochet, knit, quilt, sew) takes at least 40 hours to complete and costs approximately $40 to $50 of materials.
We are a small organization that relies solely on the generous donations from people like you.
Feel free to explore our website for pictures, testimonials, media coverage, and more.
Click here to DONATE TODAY!
All donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the IRS code (EIN: 47-3952584) No goods or services were provided in connection with this contribution.
Below is just a sample of the thank yous and smiles we have received:
Thank you letter from Veteran Bob Wildenradt received on 21 July 2017
Thank you letter from Active Duty Reservist and Fire Chief Rob Martin. Pictured are Rob Martin with volunteer Sally Paugels.
From Left to Right: John McGillivray, Charlotte Kennedy, Mason Symons, Jesus Gallegas, Noah Currier, and Daniel Miller
USMC Veteran Harry Ibis, Air Force Veteran Fred Schmitz, and Army Veteran Peter J. Carrao
Charlotte pictured with Army National Guard 44 Chemical Battalion