Events

 

 

Dec
14
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 14 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Dec
16
Sat
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections – every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections - every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

This is the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we’ll be open for a few hours for collections, this date/time is just for a food drive drop off. There will be a collection tent set up in front of the VAC to allow for easy drop off of items

 

What we need…..

Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili. Cans / packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc

Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges)

Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes.

Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc

Coffee, (cans and k-cups)

Snacks, (individual packets).

Condiments

Cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc

 

 

BOTGNY maintains food pantries that feeds hundreds of vets (between our location and other pantries we supply),

BOTGNY ships care package items twice a month to troops overseas,

BOTGNY also supply veterans in hospitals and inpatient programs with supplies they need, toiletries, phone cards, clothing (socks/sweats/t-shirt’s/underwear)

We also always need microwaves, coffee makers. pots/pans, kitchen ware sets, dishes, etc, or our Veteran Support programs (which helps furnishes homes of veterans who recently transitioned from homeless in housing.

 

Dec
19
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 19 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Christmas Toys and Food Available for Veterans / Military @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Christmas Toys and Food Available for Veterans / Military @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

Any Veteran or Service Member needs help with Christmas
We will have free toys and food for your family allowing you to “shop” at “The VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) @ Boots on The Ground NY.

Don’t let pride hinder your kids Christmas. We’ve all been there, and we’re here for each other.
All requests are confidential. This is also a Veteran peer night and the VAC is not open to the public.

Tuesday night December 19th you can come down to the VAC from 7pm till 9pm to pick up what you need. There will also be chow that night and refreshments.

If you need a Christmas Tree please let us know ASAP, and we will have one for you.

Message me, email me at frankb@bootsonthegroundny.com, leave a message at 631-615-2200, we have a generous community behind us allowing us to be here for you.

Please don’t bring your children down to the VAC, this opportunity is for Veterans / Service members.
The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma

Dec
21
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 21 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Dec
26
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 26 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Dec
28
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Dec 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Jan
2
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Jan
4
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Jan
9
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Jan
11
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Jan
16
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Jan
18
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Jan
20
Sat
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections – every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections - every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

This is the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we’ll be open for a few hours for collections, this date/time is just for a food drive drop off. There will be a collection tent set up in front of the VAC to allow for easy drop off of items

 

What we need…..

Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili. Cans / packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc

Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges)

Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes.

Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc

Coffee, (cans and k-cups)

Snacks, (individual packets).

Condiments

Cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc

 

 

BOTGNY maintains food pantries that feeds hundreds of vets (between our location and other pantries we supply),

BOTGNY ships care package items twice a month to troops overseas,

BOTGNY also supply veterans in hospitals and inpatient programs with supplies they need, toiletries, phone cards, clothing (socks/sweats/t-shirt’s/underwear)

We also always need microwaves, coffee makers. pots/pans, kitchen ware sets, dishes, etc, or our Veteran Support programs (which helps furnishes homes of veterans who recently transitioned from homeless in housing.

 

Jan
23
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Jan
25
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jan 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

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