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. 

Since it's inception in 2016, Operation Red Sleigh has provided holiday cheer for 119 families and 394 individuals. Nearly $19,000 in gifts have been provided. 

Applications are now closed. Only recipients will be notified.

Thank you to our generous supporters

Thank you!

Darrel & Mitchi Tucker

Denise Cepican

William Dixon

James Duncan

Norma Studebaker

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Steve & Doris Lindsey

Li Hwan Hwang

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Bruce Fournier


Your generosity has the potential to make a big difference during the holiday season.

Click "DONATE NOW" at the top of the page to donate online. It will take you to a secure PayPal donation site. You don't have to have a PayPal account to donate! You can select "Donate with a credit or debit card." Make sure to add a note that your donation is for Operation Red Sleigh.


Donations may also be mailed to:

Illinois AMVETS

c/o Operation Red Sleigh

2206 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703


Illinois AMVETS Headquarters

2206 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703


Staff E-Mails:

Executive Director: Keith Wetherell

Communications Director: Ashley Murphy

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