Weekly Update – Monday March 6th 2017

This Saturday the team went out with two trailers and were able to assist 2 veterans with furniture for their apartments. The disadvantaged Veterans that BOTGNY assist have just recently transitioned from the status of homeless to getting government assisted apartments. The same day we were able to make 4 pickups of generously donated furnishings for apartments. Currently we are in need of only dressers, small kitchen sets, end tables, night stands. We ask that all pledges of furniture be in great shape, we also do not have much in the way of storage space so we are only picking up items that are needed each month. Your donations are tax deductible (speak with your accountant). BOTGNY will never sell an item to Veterans or anyone. Donated furniture is only given to veterans in need, never sold. And BOTGNY will never accept a donation from a veteran were assisting. To make a donation please only use this link from our website: http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/item-donation-request-form/

Thank you for your support

BOTGNY is 100% Volunteer, please think about offering a few hours each month to be part of our VSP (Veteran Support Program) teams.


Boots on the Ground NY is here to show support for our Troops and to assist military Veterans along the road of life. If you’re interested in getting involved, you should stop into the VAC (veteran’s activity center) during a community night.  


Tonight, Monday the 6th is open to all veterans and military family members (every first and third Monday of the month, doors open by 1800 hours) working on different projects to assist our many missions.  

Tuesday the 7th is a veteran only nights (every Tuesday, doors open by 1830 hours)


Thursday the 9th is a female veteran only night (every Thursday, doors open at 1800 hours)


Saturday the 11th is our VSP program (veteran support program), volunteers will either be doing pickups, deliveries or working with our furniture collection program


Saturday the 18th is our monthly collection drop off day (every 3rd Saturday), doors open 1000-1500 hours for collection of items and supplies for our food pantry, personal care & toiletry items pantry, care pack supplies and dog/cat food. Month of March’s most wanted needs:

  1. Hospitalized veterans: Shower shoes, and new clothing such as t-shirts, underwear, sweats, footwear for hospitalized veterans
  2. Care package: Kosher products as we have a special pack out coming for Jewish troops later this month
  3. Food pantry: boxes of pasta, cans of sauce, cans of chicken / turkey. Cans of stew. Frozen foods. Macaroni and cheese. Hearty soups. Peanut butter and jelly.


Saturday the 18th is also a VSP program volunteer day (veteran support program), volunteers will either be doing pickups, deliveries or working with our furniture collection program (every 3rd Saturday, please be at the VAC by 0915 hours)


Monday the 20th is a “Coming Home” seminar designed to help family members identify and understand PTSD and suicide with returning Military family members.   https://www.facebook.com/events/332932217106522/


Tuesday the 21st, Veteran bowling night, all Veterans invited to join us as we spend the evening bowling (every 3rd Tuesday of the month, meet up at the VAC by 1900 hours, then we head to Sayville Bowl). https://www.facebook.com/events/1808903802660475

Unable to assist BOTGNY with volunteer time? then think about becoming a monthly subscription donate of just $5 a month to help us cover our expenses and financial assistance requests. Log onto www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate    


Upcoming events


Saturday March 25th – 3rd annual Virginia Larocchia Almost Gala and A Salute to Joe Piscopo, this event will benefit Boots on the Ground NY and Honor Flight. For more details: http://laughtersaveslives.org/


Saturday April 29th – 6th Annual LCpl Robert Cafici Memorial & PTSD Awareness Fundraiser to benefit BOTGNY.

Saturday April 29th…. our annual BOTGNY fundraiser, the LCpl Robert Cafici Memorial PTSD Awareness will now be at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh…

This is our 6th big annual event, the one that pays all the Bills so we can maintain our Mission. We need this event to be a huge success. This events pays the rent keeps the doors open and the electric and heat on at the VAC. it’s very important place to the Veterans that utilize the Veteran Activity Center

Great Cause, Good Food Drink & People, Raffles and Auction. And as always family friendly. Live music by Op-Effect & The Project 9 Line All Stars, Comedy sets By Rudy Fusco and Tugboat Manny

 $6 for adults, $35 for under 21 and 6 and under is free. Gets you admission, food and open Bar.

Event starts at 5:30 pm and goes till 9:30pm.

The Big raffle is also drawn this night. it’s a the 40-30-20-10, gives three chances to win, raffles are $10 each… 1st prize gets 30%, 2nd prize gets 20%, 3rd gets 10% of final raffle sales. To get raffles please see any boots member or stop into the VAC when it is open

Sponsors are need in the way of chinese auction donations. We also need items, baskets, wine/booze, services for the big auction, we have solicitation letter already available also.

Please support this event, support Boots and the Veteran / Troops we assist. Spend this Saturday night with us and Roberts family as we remember this Marine and celebrate his birthday with his Mom & Dad.


Friday June 9th. Tee off for a Cause – Annual Golf Outing, hosted by the K of C, and benefits Boots on the Ground NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/423458104656511/


Saturday June 17th, Annual BBQ at the Northport VA. https://www.facebook.com/events/399023410447925/


Saturday August 12th – Military Care Package event


The VAC (Veterans Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma.


Don’t forget to wear BLUE on Mondays and show any veterans suffering with PTSD that you have their back.

Don’t forget to wear RED on Fridays to show your support for Our Deployed Troops.


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