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Welcome to iPods for Wounded Veterans

Formally established in January of 2011, iPods for Wounded Veterans provides iPods, iPads, eReaders and other materials to improve the quality of life for our wounded Veterans. The intensive rehabilitation they require can take months, even years. These materials provide a diversion, easing the boredom and repetitiveness of the rehabilitation and recovery process. Our Class A security clearance allows us to personally deliver these gifts to Military and Veterans hospitals and interact with Veterans and their families one-on-one.

iPods for Wounded Veterans is made up entirely of volunteers - there are NO paid employees. 80% of all funds raised go directly back to the wounded Veterans, with the only expenditures being those necessary to travel to and from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other Military and Veterans hospitals.

CURRENT NEWS:

nooks for booksMay 19, 2014

Barnes & Noble opens 3-day Bookfair for Dear Soldier in Burlington store, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, 9 AM to 5 PM.   On Saturday May 24, Sunday May 25 and Monday May 26 bring children to our table on the 2nd floor to write a Dear Soldier letter and pick up your Bookfair ID number to make your purchases with at checkout.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of Nooks and eReaders to be given to our severely injured warriors at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir.  Can't make it to the store? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from May 24 through May 31st to make your purchases using Bookfair ID number 11317575 in the space provided and continue with checkout.



March 20, 2014

Joe Zuffante named as Grand Marshal for Bunker Hill Day Parade

iPods For Wounded Veterans is proud to announce that our own Joe Zuffante will lead off the 2014 Bunker Hill Day Parade. A tradition since 1786, the Bunker Hill Day Parade commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill which was fought on Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.  Joe Zuffante lived for many years in Charlestown and has participated in many events to benefit our military veterans.  Joe is the President of Teamsters Local 122 in Boston and the Teamster Liaison to to iPods for Wounded Veterans. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1969 and completed two tours in Vietnam. He is a member of American Legion Post 26 in Charlestown and President of the Abraham Lincoln Post 11, GAR, also in Charlestown. Congratulations, Joe, from all of us in the iPods For Wounded Veterans organization!


iPods for Wounded Veterans will be making their next trip to the military hospitals on May 1, 2014.  All schools interested in writing Dear Soldier letters must have them submitted by April 2, 2014 to be taken to the hospitals.  Letters should be sent or delivered to: iPods For Wounded Veterans, c/o 4 Heather Drive, Wilmington, MA 01887. School system inquiries can be made to Paul Cardello at 1-603-770-5765.

Wounded Marine Press Release (1/8/14)
Tara Morgan Benefit for iPods for Wounded Veterans
(9/22/13)

Click Here to sign up for our upcoming Trip/Tour of Washington, D.C.


Letter to the Editors Concerning iPods for Wounded Veteran's Upcoming 10th Trip (7/1/13)
Letter of Appreciation to Rebecca Dempsey of Best Buy (6/11/13)
Aiming High: Paul Cardello, Chariman, iPods for Wounded Veterans by Maureen Jordan (5/11/13)


COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to help in making the red-white-blue bracelets which will be given to the families of severely wounded soldiers during our upcoming trip in October. These bracelets, as shown on our Photo Gallery page, have been a huge hit on past visits to the hospitals. This event takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM in Wilmington on dates to be determined. For more information and to volunteer please call Paul Cardello at 603-770-5765.

Ipods for Wounded Veterans is seeking an experienced Media Relations Assistant to help in our community service project.  As our face for Media Relations you will be working with TV, radio and print media, as well as our website and Internet communications.  You will use your writing skills and public relations experience to further our mission of supporting our returning wounded veterans at military hospitals.  Ipods for Wounded Veterans is a 501(c)(3) charity.

For further information on this volunteer opportunity please contact: Paul Cardello, Chairman @ 603-770-5765

We are also looking for volunteers to help in representing the organization, marching and carrying banners in local parades, and fund raising for the wounded soldiers.

Any schools or school districts interested in becoming involved with the Dear Soldier letter writing program should contact Paul Cardello, Chairman at 603-770-5765.

 

iPods for Wounded Veterans
4 Heather Drive, Wilmington, MA 01887-1506
501(c)(3) charity

Member, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

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