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Plan Your Legacy

Give Smarter: Your Legacy

If you’re looking to expand your commitment and make a difference in the lives of our nation’s war heroes and their families, the National Home offers many giving options that can help you give smarter, secure your future finances, and establish a personal legacy that will support our veterans’ families for generations to come.  Download our free “Ways to Give Smarter Boot Camp” handbook or explore the options below and you’ll get the basic training you need to understand how you can give smarter to the National Home.

To make it straightforward and easy for you to begin your estate planning, we’ve partnered with FreeWill. Click here to start the process of writing your will at no cost to you. Including a gift to VFW National Home is a powerful way to provide safe refuge for our veterans for decades to come.

This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to VFW National Home or not, and can be used to create your fully valid legal will, or simply support you in thinking about your estate plans before finding a lawyer near you.

If you have any questions or need help finding the giving option that best meets your personal, charitable, and financial goals, email Nancy Archambeau at, or call her directly at 517-663-7931.

Planned Giving is for Everyone

Many VFW National Home supporters choose to leave a donation in their wills and trusts as an important way to have long-term impact, without any upfront cost during their lifetimes.

Making a will is one of the most impactful ways to extend your love and generosity for your family and friends. It can also help provide homes to our nation’s veterans and their families.

By leaving a gift to VFW National Home in your will or trust, you are building a powerful legacy of support and love for our country’s heroes.

Legacy giving isn’t only for the wealthy — gifts of any size are deeply appreciated, and there is a wide range in gift sizes from $50 to $1 million.

Next Steps

  1. To get started, use this free tool (please note you will be leaving our website). You can create a legal will online, or document your wishes and find an attorney near you.
  2. Specify within your will the amount or percentage of your estate you’d like to leave (if any) to VFW National Home and other charity organizations.  Your gift(s) can be made anonymously.
  3. Rest assured knowing you’ll be making positive change for generations to come.

Additional Information

If you’d prefer to go straight to an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave a gift in your will, we suggest the following language and to advise us of your intentions:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to VFW National Home, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Michigan, with the principal business address of 3573 S Waverly Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 and federal tax identification number 38-1359597.”

Contact us with any questions: Nancy Archambeau 517-663-7931 or

Linda and Jerry Peterson

“We are honored to leave a legacy at this place of peace and healing” –

Linda and Jerry Peterson