Snead VFW Auxiliary showers the sick



Delivering gifts for patients at Children’s Hospital are Snead VFW Auxiliary members: (from left): Sonia Stephens; Kimberly Dickinson, child-life assistance; Betty Smith; Amanda Strange, secretary; Charlotte Latta; Bess Latham; Teresa Lindsay, treasurer; and (center) Beverly Mize, president.

Delivering gifts for patients at Children’s Hospital are Snead VFW Auxiliary members: (from left): Sonia Stephens; Kimberly Dickinson, child-life assistance; Betty Smith; Amanda Strange, secretary; Charlotte Latta; Bess Latham; Teresa Lindsay, treasurer; and (center) Beverly Mize, president.


Useful gifts and the kind thoughts they represented brightened the days of sick children and unwell veterans through thoughtful work of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Snead Memorial Post #5624.

Auxiliary members also pay a visit to the VA Hospital.

Auxiliary members also pay a visit to the VA Hospital.


Patients of Children’s Hospital Juvenile Diabetes Department in Birmingham received 72 sets of a child’s lap quilt, a Teddy Bear, and a pillow; 124 matching pillows and Teddy Bears; and around 40 extra pillows. The many handmade gifts represented more than 1000 sewing hours and $1800 in expenses.

“A new diagnosis of diabetes can be an incredibly scary time for a child and their family. With your thoughtful gifts of the quilts, Teddy Bears, and pillows, each child should feel more comforted and secure,” stated a note of thanks the auxiliary received.

The same day the women delivered those gifts, members also presented to the VA Hospital 40 kits, each containing tissues, a nail file, comb, Chapstick, and other personal items. Members had made caddies of upholstery samples to attach to walkers to help patients keep close by items frequently needed.