DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERING & FOOD DRIVES
Thank you for your support of the North West Montana Veterans Stand Down & Food Pantry. We would not succeed in our mission to help our veterans if it were not for the generosity of our community. Whether you are a business or an individual, there are many ways give a “helping hand up” to our veterans and their families.
Monetary donations to the North West Montana Veterans Stand Down can be made on-site at 1349 Hwy 2 East Kalispell, MT 59901 using cash, check or debit/credit card, via check by mail and online with a debit/credit card through a secure server. You will be given the opportunity to give your gift in Memorium or to specify any preferences.Donate Now
Our current needs include a security system, new flooring for our facility and silent auction items (goods or services) for our Armed Forces Day Dinner in May. Call Linda or Allen at (406) 756-7304 if you are able to assist with one of these needs.
Donate Your Gently Used Treasures
Donations of clean reusable household items including furniture, collectibles, small appliances and gently used clothing can be dropped off behind the building at the garage door from 10-3, Monday through Friday. No stained ripped, chipped or broken items, please.
Want to be a part of this great organization? Have a professional skill or service you’d like to donate? Individual, group, short term, long term, 2 or 20 hours- volunteers are needed, welcomed and appreciated! We always have work available in the warehouse, pantry and thrift store as well as special event duties for the Armed Forces Day Dinner and Kalispell Stand Down in May and the Libby Stand Down the first weekend of October. Tinkerers, building & grounds maintenance, cleaners, sorters, stockers, antique & collectible appraisers and electronic testers/fixers are always in high demand. Call Lauri at (406) 756-7304 for more information.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies may also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Check with your company’s human resource department to find out if you have a matching gift program and to request a matching gift form. Fill out the employee portion and mail to the address above along with your gift. We will do the rest!
Employee Payroll Donor Choice Options
If your company participates in a United Way campaign, you can write in North West Montana Veterans Stand Down on your pledge card. Our SECGC (State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign) Number is # 3485. Federal, Military, and Postal Service employees can donate to our organization by designating their payroll deduction gift to the North West Montana Veterans Stand Down. Please include our IRS identification number 74-3030535 and use the address listed above. We also receive Employee donations through Benevity Community Impact Fund, First Giving, and Truist to name a few. Check with your Human Resources Manager about payroll donations. Thank You for thinking of us with your employee contributions.
Hold Your Own Food Drive or Donate Food
We welcome Food and Beverage Donations! We try hard to provide our Veterans and their families with nutritional monthly and holiday food boxes. You can help by donating coffee, canned and boxed goods, juice, frozen meats, grains, cereal, produce and peanut butter.
If you feel really ambitious, hold your own Food Drive and challenge the community to share their food! These donations not only benefit our Food Pantry but they can also benefit others in the community.