Operation Red Sleigh is a holiday giving program created by the Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation to assist in providing a holiday meal and gifts for Illinois families of veterans and active-duty service members. Selected families will receive a gift card for a holiday meal, 1 gift per adult and up to 3 gifts per child. Only those families selected will be notified. Applications are due November 8, 2019.



  • Veteran or active-duty military service members residing in Illinois

  • Honorably Discharged or currently Active-Duty

  • Has not previously received a Red Sleigh gift before

  • No self-nominations; nominations cannot be submitted by a family member

Thank you to our generous supporters


Illinois AMVETS 
Service Foundation

Post 14
Norma Studebaker
Post 270
Post 107

Post 61

Harold Dukala & Karen Schroeder-Dukala

Li Hwan Hwang

Post 13

Post 52

Post 268

Post 43

Marsha & Randy Craig

Darrel & Mitchi Tucker

Steve & Doris Lindsey

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If you or your AMVETS post would like to support this program, please send a check to:

Illinois AMVETS

c/o Operation Red Sleigh

2200 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703


Illinois AMVETS Headquarters

2200 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703


Staff E-Mails:

Executive Director: Keith Wetherell

Communications Director: Ashley Murphy

Membership Coordinator: Erik Copley

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