History

  • Help Hospitalized Veterans was founded in 1971.
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  • It began to meet requests from Vietnam veterans needing something to do with their hands while recuperating from war injuries.
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    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.
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  • HHV is the now the largest supplier of all arts and crafts kits utilized by veterans in healthcare facilities and military hospitals.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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