Project Veteran Support


We always have requests for assistance from Veterans, so please spread the word and keep your eyes open.

On behalf of BOTGNY & the Veterans we assist
Thank You ……….
Frank Bania
Boots on the Ground NY
Founder & President



While money is always a helpful contribution, we realize that there are other, more personal ways of helping. Please contact us if you are able to donate any of the following:

For our local Veterans:  (hospitalized & recently housed)

  • Clothing (new):  socks, underwear & t-shirts, children clothing, jeans, shirts, sweat suits
  • Food: We maintain a food pantry that can accept non-perishable, perishable & refrigerated & frozen foods
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorants, shave cream, razors, female personal use items, etc.)
  • Calling Cards (pay phone, mobile minutes)
  • Gift cards for grocery stores, Target, Walmart, King Kullen, CVS, Stop & Shop
  • Children’s items (we support the whole family whenever possible)
  • Used & new furniture: Bedroom Sets, Living Room Sets, Kitchen Sets
  • Household furnishings: to include dishes, pots/pans, microwaves, New linens & bed sets

To arrange a pick up please Contact Us

Items (other than furniture) are accepted every third Saturday at the VAC from 1000-1430 hours

For our deployed military:

The needs of our deployed military shift with the seasons.  Please standby as we gather feedback as to what they will need most in the coming months.  In the meantime, the following items are almost always needed:

See our “Military Care Package Program” page for a more specified list.

  • International calling cards
  • Socks / underwear
  • Stationary and writing implements
  • Single serve snacks
  • Drink mixes
  • Protein bars
  • Tuna & chicken packets
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Multi-tools (leathermen types)
  • Single serve ramen noodles
  • Flea collars
  • Ziploc bags

Crate Locations:

Collection Crate Locations: Non-perishable and care package items only.  Crates are periodically pulled in for repair and upgrade, so check this list often! If there are no crates in your area, please visit our calendar to find our upcoming events, or call us @ 631-615-2200.

  • Parker Dental Associates, 319 Middle Country Road Suite 6, Smithtown
  • Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville
  • Veterans Activity Center, 2184 Pond Road, Unit A-4, Ronkonkoma NY
  • At every Boots on the Ground NY event

If you would like to place a crate at your location please Contact Us and we will schedule a drop off.

%d bloggers like this: