Ways To Help
The principle mission of VCCP is to provide support for the Lancaster County Veterans Court. Specifically, VCCP raises funds to support the Veterans Court and to provide support for mentors, participants and family members involved with Veterans Court. We need your help to fulfill our mission.
VCCP is not a 501(c)(3) non-profit, rather it supports the efforts of existing non-profits. As such, the VCCP solicit donations to American Legion Post 34 which is a registered non-profit, therefore all donations to the VCCP at the American Legion are tax deductible. Funds raised are designated exclusively for support of Lancaster County Veterans Court. Post 34 maintains separate accounting for VCCP funds for Veterans Court. Disbursements from Post 34 for specific requests to Veterans Court are made by official request in writing to the VCCP. These disbursements are submitted to the members of the Governing Board for review and approval. Upon unanimous approval of the Governing Board, the VCCP treasurer issues a check.
We need your help to fulfill this mission. Cash contributions are always welcome, but there are many other needs to make the program successful. Often, during the strenuous disciplines of completing the program participants need transportation to visit their parole officer, make community service appointments, or get to a job. Gas Cards become essential. Often those enrolled in the program have little or no income, so Grocery Cards at local markets help relieve financial stress for families. Additionally, certificates for a meal at a local family restaurant become a welcome reward for participants who are excelling in meeting program requirements. Distribution of these “in-kind” contributions are made exclusively at the request of the Court.
Can you please help us with an “in kind” contribution? Gas, Groceries, Bus Passes, Gift Cards…all will help us help a local vet get back on their feet again. Thanks so much for your kindness and compassion for our veterans in need.
VCCP consists of volunteer community members committed to
the vision and mission of VCCP. These volunteers, individually and corporately
advocate and raise funds in support of the Lancaster County Veterans Court. The
VCCP meets monthly on a Saturday Morning at American Legion Post 34 in
Lancaster, PA, and its annual reorganization meeting is held on the 2nd
Saturday in January.
In addition to volunteering with the VCCP, a key component of any successful Veterans Court is a Veteran's Mentor Program. In this program, a trained Veteran Mentor is paired with a veteran participant to provide support as he/she navigates through the court and treatment. If you would like to know more about being a mentor click the button below.
If you are interested in volunteering with the VCCP or would like more information on mentoring, contact us.