How to Adopt A Hero for the Holidays

in 5 Simple Steps!


#1 Choose

Choose a hero or hero family to adopt!

Our heroes who apply for holiday help were once homeless, are living at or below the poverty level, or are facing economic challenges in their daily living.

#2 Confirm

Provide your contact information and agree to deliver your gifts on one of the scheduled drop-off days.

#3 Shop


You will receive a profile with needs lists and wish lists for the hero you have adopted.

Shop til you drop – this is the fun part!

#4 Prepare

Place your gifts in large, heavy-duty

trash bags. Label each bag with your

Hero Name and ID Number on an index card taped to the outside of the bag.


For large items (e.g. bicycle), please write the Hero Name and ID Number on an index card and tape it to the item. This will help us keep your gifts together – thank you!

#5 Deliver

Deliver your gifts to Veterans Empowerment Organization no later than December 21. 


Volunteers will help us wrap and label your gifts, and our VEO staff will then deliver your gifts to the hero(es) you adopted.

Adopt A Hero for the Holidays

drop-off dates

Sunday, December 8, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 21, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thank you for Adopting a Hero for the Holidays!

Season's Greetings from the VEO Family.


Restoring Dignity. Inspiring Transformation

Since 2008, Veterans Empowerment Organization has helped veterans
create better lives for themselves and their families. At VEO, we offer a
healing campus environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives.