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A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Last year, the organization provided more than 163,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assisted in filing over 151,000 claims for benefits. In 2021, DAV-represented veterans received more than $25 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With over 1,200 chapters and more than 1 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

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Show your support for DAV by shopping in the DAV Store.  Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Forget-Me-Not * Plaques * Name Badges * Flags/Banners * Patches/Emblems * Pins * Auxiliary * Novelties * Uniforms * Apparel * Coins, and * Closeout.

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Joining DAV is your way to stay in the fight. But there are advantages involved as well. They include discounts, bonuses and complimentary products and services for you and your family.  Join more than 1 million of your fellow veterans to take advantage of the wide range of membership advantages. As a DAV Member, in addition to our programs and free services, you are entitled to Member Advantages, which gives you access to a variety of important programs, products and services. Also included with your membership is a FREE subscription to DAV Magazine. Lifetime membership is offered, and for veterans 80 and older, membership is free.


Help support our veterans Online, By Mail or By Phone.  Specified amounts are designated or you may give an amount of your choice.

  • One Time Donation: Every donation can make a difference for a veteran in need. Make an impact now.
  • Monthly Giving: Make a difference all year long in this easy, efficient and tax-deductible way.
  • Memorial/Honorary Gifts: Honor a person close to your heart by making a gift in their name today. Your gift gives ill and injured veterans the opportunity to live a life with respect and dignity. Help change the lives of even more veterans in need by making a donation today in honor of a veteran or special person in your life.
  • Donate Birthday: Invite your loved ones to support veterans for your birthday. The men and women who served in our military celebrated their birthday’s far from home so that we can enjoy freedom and peace of mind. Away from family and friends, they spent birthdays in harm’s way and without the parties and celebrations we enjoy. Help honor them by signing up to use your birthday to raise much needed funds for DAV. We help make it easy to use your special day to help give back and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by these special men and women.
  • Fitness Fundraising: Support DAV by participating in the Victories for Veterans Challenge. Ever wanted to hike a trail, swim a mile, participate in a yoga class or even run a 10K? Take those ideas and turn them into goals! Join our Victories for Veterans Challenge — set a goal, challenge yourself, and fundraise for America’s veterans just like you would an average 5K run/walk. You will help fuel services that connect veterans to the health care, education, and financial benefits they’ve earned through their sacrifice for our country. Every victory created and every dollar raised goes towards DAV‘s free services that help over a million veterans in life-changing ways every year.
  • Vehicle Donation: Turn your used car or boat into a charitable contribution to help disabled veterans. Help the brave men and women who served by donating any car, truck, RV or boat—and you could qualify for a tax deduction at the same time. Donating is a great way to get rid of an old or extra vehicle. The process is easy and we provide free and convenient pick-up. Turn your vehicle into resources that help ensure our nation’s heroes have the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms their sacrifices have made possible.
  • Matching Gifts: Did you know that over 1,000 companies match gifts made by their employees? Learn more.
  • Gift Planning: Leave a legacy of caring by including DAV in your estate and financial plans. When you include Disabled American Veterans in your estate plan, your generosity helps us empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Thank you for ensuring that DAV can impact veterans and their families well into the future.
  • Corporate Partnerships: Join DAV in supporting our nation’s injured veterans who sacrificed so much to protect us. As a fully tax deductible charity, DAV receives no federal funding, making our partners all the more vital to our mission. We offer a variety of engagement opportunities to meet your company’s marketing, philanthropic, and corporate social responsibility goals. DAV can partner with you to fulfill your objectives and can scale with your organization, whether nationally or regionally focused. And most of all, you can trust your partnership will be impactful because every $1 donated to DAV results in $40 of direct benefits for our veterans.
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions/IRARollover Gifts
  • Real Estate Donation: Donating real estate to support DAV and veterans is fast and easy! The proceeds from your property donation allow DAV to continue providing lifetime support for veterans of all generations and their families. Our program takes any property type (land, homes, commercial) in any location so long as there is equity. Even if you owe back taxes, have a mortgage balance or have deferred maintenance, it’s no problem. We will pay off all loans, liens, commissions owed and all closing costs. If you have a real estate asset that is costing you money or not being utilized, donating it is a great way to give back. You may even claim a significant tax deduction!
  • Commemorative Brick: Reserve a commemorative brick in DAV’s Honor Garden for a veteran or someone in your life. DAV now offers a great new way to demonstrate your support of America’s veterans in a special and permanent way. You now have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick which can be inscribed in honor or in memory of a veteran of your choosing, featuring their name and service branch, or you can etch your brick with an everlasting message of tribute to all of our nation’s heroes. You can also recognize a dedicated DAV volunteer or Auxiliary member or someone special in your life. The bricks will line the Honor Garden walkways, at DAV’s national headquarters, serving as a living monument to the courage and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. This garden will be a sacred place for reflection and will daily remind veterans, families and those who support them of our purpose and mission. Join your fellow DAV supporters today and make a powerful, lasting symbol of your gratitude to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country, and it’s something that you and your loved ones can appreciate every day.

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