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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

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Donor Mission
Why Donate?
Monetary Donations
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In Memory of
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Donor Mission

The VA Maryland Health Care System, which includes the Baltimore and Perry Point VA Medical Centers, the Loch Raven VA Medical Center and six community based outpatient clinics, utilizes donations to offer many supplemental services, activities and items to support the needs of our Veteran patients. Donations from caring community members, Veterans service organizations, and local businesses are used to help make the stay of our Veteran patients more enjoyable. The mission of the donor program is to honor America’s Veterans as heroes by providing the highest quality health care with the support of gifts and donations from local community members and charitable organizations.

Why Donate?

  • Support those who served – our Nation’s Veterans
  • Donations to the VA are tax deductible
  • There are no administrative costs associated with donations to the VA
  • 100 percent of your donation goes directly to support the needs of Veteran patients

As a Federal agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs receives a congressionally appropriated budget every fiscal year to cover the cost of VA health care services. While our congressionally appropriated budget pays for the day-to-day operations of VA health care and the medical needs of our Veteran patients, we rely on charitable donations to pay for the supplemental expenses that are outside the scope of the VA budget or to maximize our resources to best serve the needs of Veteran patients.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are used to support a variety of patient activities and services throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System. All monetary donations to the VA Maryland Health Care System are tax deductible. There are also no administrative costs associated with processing contributions to the VA, so 100 percent of your donation goes to directly support the needs of our Veteran patients. When making a monetary donation, the donor is asked to specify how they would like their contribution to be utilized in support of our hospitalized Veterans. The following are a few of the donated fund accounts that are always in need of support to benefit Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System:

  • All Purpose Account (Account 1122) – is used to support a variety of Veteran patient needs and activities throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System.

  • Holiday Account (Account 1097) – is used to support various Veteran patient holiday activities and gift distributions throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System during national and VA holidays.

  • Homeless Veterans Account (Account 1098) – is used to provide homeless and indigent Veterans throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System with meals, emergent transportation resources, haircuts, clothing, and miscellaneous support.

  • National Games Account (Account 1050) – is used to pay for the transportation and lodging expenses for Veteran patients from the VA Maryland Health Care System to attend the National VA Games such as the Winter Sports Clinic, Golden Age Games, Summer Sports Clinic, Wheelchair Games and Creative Arts Festival.

To make a donation to support any of these accounts, please send a check or money order made payable to the “VA Maryland Health Care System” to the following address:

VA Medical Center
Voluntary Service (135)
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Please designate the account you would like your donation to support in the “Memo” section of your check or money order by listing the account name and number. For additional information about making a monetary donation support Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System, please call our Voluntary Service Office at 1-800-949-1003, ext. 5409.

In-Kind Donations

The VA Maryland Health Care System accepts in-kind donations of specific items that are needed by our hospitalized Veterans. These in-kind donations are used for the comfort and enjoyment of our Veteran patients while they are receiving care at any one of our facilities. For the most part, in-kind donations should be new, clean and in good condition since they will be distributed directly to our hospitalized Veterans. The following is a listing of ongoing in-kind donation needs for our Veteran patients:

  • Forever postage stamps
  • Stationary and envelopes
  • Pre-paid calling cards
  • Triple-edge disposable razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant, shampoo, baby powder, body wash, denture cleaner and adhesive, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Brushes and combs
  • Gloves, hats, scarves and socks
  • Crossword puzzle and word search paperbacks
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Arts and Crafts (models, suncatchers and painting kits)
  • Coloring books (for adults)
  • Large print books and books on tape

The need for in-kind donations varies at each VA Maryland Health Care System facility, so we ask you to contact our Voluntary Service Office at 1-800-949-1003, ext. 5409 to get a listing of our current needs before dropping off your donations.

Online Donations

E-Donate is an online donation option that allows you to select from a number of accounts that are designated to support the specific needs of Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System. Donations can be made by credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

A minimum of $5.00 is required for all online donations through E-Donate. You can make an online donation through E-Donate by clicking the link below:

 Make a Difference: E-Donate 

For more information about making an online donation through E-Donate to support the needs of Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System, please call our Voluntary Service Office at 1-800-949-1003, ext. 5409.

In Memory of Donations

Memorial donations are a great way to pay tribute to Veterans and to honor their service in the armed forces. In lieu of flowers, many families request that donations be made to the VA
Maryland Health Care System after a Veterans death to support the needs of various patient
activities and programs at one or all of our facilities. This can be done by informing friends, family members and the funeral home about making a memorial donation to the VA Maryland Health Care System in lieu of sending flowers, and by including information about the memorial donation in the Veteran’s obituary.

To make a memorial donation, checks should be made payable to the “VA Maryland Health Care System.” In the lower left-hand corner of the check it should be noted "In Memory of (the Veteran’s name).” If the family would like to have the donation designated for a specific project or program, please indicate that on the check. Checks should be mailed to:

VA Maryland Health Care System
Voluntary Service (BT/135)
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the donor and, if requested, a list of contributors will be mailed to a designated family member of the deceased Veteran. You may also designate how the memorial donations are to be utilized to benefit patient care throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System.

For more information about Memorial Donations to the VA Maryland Health Care System, please call our Voluntary Service Office at 1-800-949-1003, ext. 5409. 

Bequests

Another way you can support the needs of Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System is through the form of a bequest. A bequest allows an individual to leave a portion or all of their estate to the VA Maryland Health Care System or one of our facilities as a part of their Will. There are several rooms and facilities throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System that have been named in honor of community members and Veteran patients who have made significant contributions as directed in their Will to support the needs of our Veteran patients.

It is recommended that you work with your lawyer if you plan on making a bequest to the VA Maryland Health Care System as part of you Will. Bequests can be used to support any of the following donated fund accounts to benefit Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System:

  • All Purpose Account (Account 1122) – is used to support a variety of Veteran patient needs and activities throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System.
  • Holiday Account (Account 1097) – is used to support various Veteran patient holiday activities and gift distributions throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System during national and VA holidays.
  • Homeless Veterans Account (Account 1098) – is used to provide homeless and indigent Veteran patients throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System with meals, emergent transportation resources, haircuts, clothing, and miscellaneous support. 

Checks from a bequest should be made payable to the “VA Maryland Health Care System” and can be mailed to the following address:

VA Medical Center
Voluntary Service (135)
1o North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

For additional information about making a bequest to the VA Maryland Health Care System, please call our Voluntary Service Office at 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7101.

Contact Us

For more information about how to make a donation to the VA Maryland Health Care System or to find out about our current donor needs, please call 1-800-949-1003, ext. 5409 or one of our Voluntary Service Offices:

Voluntary Service Offices:

Baltimore VA Medical Center
Voluntary Service, Room 6A-168A
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 605-7100

Loch Raven Medical Center
Voluntary Service, Room 124
3900 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Phone: (410) 605-7000, ext. 5877

Perry Point VA Medical Center
Voluntary Service, Building 15H, Room 214
Perry Point, Maryland 21902
Phone: (410) 642-1038

Contact

VA Maryland Health Care System
800-949-1003 Ext. 5409

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