History

• Help Hospitalized Veterans was founded in 1971.

• It began to meet requests from Vietnam veterans needing something to do with their hands while recuperating from war injuries.

Bob Hope and Eugene Gardner

Bob Hope presenting Vietnam veteran Eugene Gardner with HHV’s one-millionth kit in 1975.

• When the first arts and crafts kits were delivered, they granted tremendous therapeutic value. They provide physical benefits, helping manual dexterity; or psychological, providing a positive outlet for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other emotional challenges.

• HHV is the now the largest supplier of all arts and crafts kits utilized by veterans in healthcare facilities and military hospitals.

• Kits include leather crafts, paint-by-numbers, weaving, needlework, poster art, plastic and wood models/crafts, and many more. New kits are introduced all the time.

• Today, HHV provides a variety of products and services to hospitalized, homebound, nursing home and ambulatory veterans. 29 million craft kits have been delivered to date.

• Concerts for veterans in the community began in 2010, and are now held several times each year in many cities to provide veterans and their family members with musical entertainment.

• HHV is strictly donor supported and neither seeks nor receives government funding.

Support HHV

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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