Secret Santa for Vets

Nominate a Veteran

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Interested in nominating the veterans in your life to receive a Secret Santa for Vets package?

Become a Secret Santa

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We can't do it without the generosity of our amazing donors. 

Holiday Mail for Heroes

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Are you a parent, teacher, or troop leader? Get the kids involved by helping us fill our boxes with colorful cards!

NOminate a veteran

About the program

Secret Santa for Vets was created after speaking with many veterans that felt they were forgotten after returning home. They missed the beautiful care packages and letters they were sent while deployed. As most know, many veterans have become a statistic. 22 veterans commit suicide per day and the number is rising. We hope that Secret Santa for Vets will help the receiving veterans realize they will never be forgotten. It is a part of our fight against PTSD and veteran suicide. 


Secret Santa for Vets is for ALL veterans. We send packages to all branches and status. It is completely free to nominate the veterans in your life. 

Important information

Personal addresses are NOT released to the donors. The Secret Santa donors will receive your veterans first name and state residence along with the gift ideas you list. All packages get shipped out by the SSgt Joseph D'Augustine Memorial Fund.


Please be sure to include the veterans DOD number or some form of verification. 

How to nominate

Please fill out the Nomination Form below and email the completed copy to ssvnominations@gmail.com or mail it to: 


SSJDMF

PO Box 192

Waldwick, NJ  07463

Become a Secret Santa

About the program

Secret Santa for Vets was created after speaking with many veterans that felt they were forgotten after returning home. They missed the beautiful care packages and letters they were sent while deployed. As most know, many veterans have become a statistic. 22 veterans commit suicide per day and the number is rising. We hope that Secret Santa for Vets will help the receiving veterans realize they will never be forgotten. It is a part of our fight against PTSD and veteran suicide.


Secret Santa for Vets matches veterans with willing donors from the community.

Important information

To secure our veterans privacy, all packages are mailed to us first. We then ship the package to the receiving veteran. 


Please use a flat rate box from the United States Post Office or a box in similar size. Larger boxes are only to be used for family donors.

Become a donor

Please fill out the Donor Form below and email the completed copy to ssjdmf@gmail.com or mail it to: 

SSJDMF

PO Box 192

Waldwick, NJ  07463

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to cover all nominated veterans and help with shipping costs.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card
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Holiday Mail for Heroes

Operation Color

Want to get the kids involved? Our Holiday Mail for Heroes and Operation color programs are perfect for ALL ages.

During the holiday season we accept handmade cards to include in our Secret Santa for Vets packages. Our Secret Santa for Vets program matches veterans with willing donors from the community to recreate the care package! There is no better way to bring cheer to our vets than to include bright, thoughtful cards from kids.

Operation Color is a year round program. We accept patriotic thank you cards and coloring pages which we send to veterans in nursing homes, hospitals, and through our birthday mail program.

Please include the child's FIRST name and age on all cards.

Below are some Operation Color options