The 2015-16 Wisconsin- Upper
Michigan Governor’s Project
The 2015-16 Governor’s Project is called ‘Service for Service’. The Veterans
have served us in so many ways, so we are repaying them for their efforts
through Key Club service! This Cookbook will be your recipe for success with
this project. There are service projects, phone numbers, and different volunteer
locations in this cookbook. Our goal is to have every club in the Wisconsin-
Upper Michigan District do at least 2 service projects for the Governor’s Project.
This is our goal because the men and women we serve have risked their lives
so that we can live in a free country. They leave their families for long periods
of time to fight for our freedom. We will be providing services to those who have
provided the greatest service to us. Let’s get ready for a great year of serving
our nation’s heroes!
The Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Club District is very fortunate to have five
Veteran Affairs (VA) Programs between the two States. Having these hospitals
give us a great opportunity to donate and volunteer.
To become a Student VA Volunteer, visit their website and either fill out a form,
or contact one of the facilities listed on the next page. To donate, go to their
website or contact the hospital of your choice and ask about ways that you can
Contact Veterans Hospitals
William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran Hospital - Madison, WI
Tomah VA Medical Center - Tomah, WI
Clement J. Zablocki VA Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
(414) 348-2000 Ext. 41803
Iron Mountain VA - Iron Mountain, MI
(906) 774-3300 Ext. 32781
Jacobetti Home for Veterans - Marquette, MI
(906) 226-3576 Ext. 396
Make Cards - Making cards such as Thank You’s or Holiday cards is a great way to
show your support for Veterans. They are easy, fun, and do not take much time; but they
can make such a difference in someone’s life!
Tie Blankets - Tie blankets are another easy and fun project that you and your club can
do. Many Honor Flights and hospitals use them for their Veterans. You can find
instructions on how to make a tie blanket online. Also, if you are really crafty, there are
other types of blankets that you can make such as afghans; but they take a longer period
Red Poppies - Making something with Red Poppies is another great way for people to
show their support for Veterans. On this website you will find many different Red Poppy
Honor Flights - Volunteering for an Honor Flight in your town is another great way to
serve Veterans. For many, this trip means so much, and they need volunteers to make
everything possible. For more information, you can visit their website.
Welcome Back Veterans Foundation - Donate to the Welcome Back Veterans
Foundation which helps Veterans transfer back into civilian life. This website tells you
how you can donate and help the cause.
U.S. War Dog Association - Donate to the U.S War Dog Association because dogs
have been serving just as much as humans. Also, this association makes memorials for
veteran dogs. This is the official website and has everything that you need to know!
American Red Cross - Volunteer with the American Red Cross! They help with things ranging
from counseling referrals to shelter and clothing aid. The American Red Cross has many
locations, and there may be one near you! You can go on their website for more information.
Adopt a Military Family - Adopting a military family during Christmas time is another great way
to support our troops. Many families struggle to get through the holidays, so Soldiers Angels
made an Adopt-A-Family program. You send a gift card for food, or buy Christmas presents for
the family. You can visit their website for more information!
Veterans Day is Wednesday November 11th, which is a school day but there
are things you still can do. Such as…
Sending Thank You cards out to Veteran Hospitals or Veterans in you area
Educating younger kids on Veterans and what they do for us and then
making Thank You cards with them
Visiting or volunteering at your local VA Facility
Donating to a VA or other Veteran Organizations
Wear or sell red poppy pins at your school
I am incredibly excited to work with everyone on the Governor’s Project!
Service for Service truly makes an impact on our veterans by serving those
who have served us. If you have any questions, comments, in need of help, or
want to tell me about a project that you have done or are planning, please email
me or send me a call or text.
“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of the
utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who
fought” -Henry Waxman
Yours in Service,
District Governor’s Project Committee Chair
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 906.280.5647