Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Are donations to HHV tax deductible?
Why does HHV seem to have more than one address?
What can I do to receive less mail?
How can I receive corrected name labels?
Can I help HHV’s mission, even if I’m unable to make a donation?
Why did I receive a sweepstakes mailing?
How much of my donation goes towards the program’s services, i.e. the veterans?
I’m a veteran; may I receive craft kits from HHV directly?
How many facilities has HHV shipped to?
Is our facility eligible to receive crafts?


Are donations to HHV tax deductible?

Yes — 100%. HHV is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Why does HHV seem to have more than one address?

HHV’s headquarters is in Winchester, California. All craft kits are distributed from this location, with many kits produced here as well. Donations are directed to post office boxes in Washington D.C. (P.O. Box 98088), Hagerstown Maryland (P.O. Box 5025), and Topeka Kansas (P.O. Box 758505) for more expedited processing.

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What can I do to receive less mail?

Donors to the HHV program may, from time to time, receive multiple requests. This happens when HHV receives their name from another nonprofit while seeking new donors. To alleviate some of this extra mail, please contact HHV and request quarterly, semi-annual or once-a-year mail appeals only.

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How can I receive corrected name labels?

Name labels are mass-produced and are unfortunately not available for individual orders. However, you may contact HHV to make corrections if you find that you are unable to use labels due to an error in your name and/or address.

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Can I help HHV’s mission, even if I’m unable to make a donation?

Absolutely! One way you could help is by becoming a volunteer. There is no greater gift a person can give than the gift of their personal time. To find open voluntary services position at your local VA medical center, click here. For assistance locating a military hospital near you, please contact HHV.

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Why did I receive a sweepstakes mailing?

HHV uses sweepstakes mailings as a part of its fundraising. For sweepstakes-related questions, please see the “official rules” section of your mailing, as there is often more than one sweepstakes underway and the details of each may vary. The official rules section will provide information such as odds of winning, the official deadline for entry and more.

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How much of my donation goes towards the program’s services, i.e. the veterans?

The answer to this question can be found within HHV’s financials. You may view the latest by clicking here.

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I’m a veteran; may I receive craft kits from HHV directly?

Yes! Eligible veterans may register through HHV’s Patient Home Rehabilitation program to receive kits at home. Click here to find out if you or someone you know qualifies.

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How many facilities has HHV shipped to?

HHV has shipped millions of arts & crafts kits to hundreds of facilities since its inception, with each shipment customized. Facilities served have included:

  • Overseas Military Installations: 31
  • Military Ships: 1
  • Continental U.S. Military Installations: 153
  • State Veterans Homes: 134
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: 180
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinics: 25

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Is our facility eligible to receive crafts?

Thank you for your interest in the HHV arts and crafts program for the veterans at your facility.

HHV carries hundreds of various craft kits that fall within four primary categories— woodworking, leather, painting and scale modeling. The kits are and will always be absolutely free, including all shipping costs. HHV Kits range in difficulty from level 1 to level 4 (1 being the most simple).

Each kit comes with a thank-you postcard, allowing the veteran to write a personal note of thanks directly to the donor. Some kits contain several thank-you postcards, as quantities vary depending on the retail value of the kit; i.e. the more postcards, the higher the retail value. Postage has already been paid by HHV, so once card(s) are completed they may be picked up by your postal carrier or dropped into any USPS mailbox.

Why the HHV program? Many military and veteran patients are released to home-based or other outpatient therapy and rehabilitation programs, and cannot access HHV arts and crafts as they could in the hospital. Therefore, HHV’s goal is to allow all military and veteran patients access to its therapeutic arts and craft kits, to work on at CBC locations or even at home.

If you are interested in receiving HHV’s arts and crafts kits at your facility, click here to apply online.

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Your gift to HHV reminds veterans their service is appreciated. HHV provides arts & crafts kits that empower hospitalized veterans by keeping their hands active and minds alert.

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