For the Vets Initiatives

west michigan veteran donation drive holiday

Many individuals have supported JetCo Solutions & For the Vets' Veterans Wish List Drives throughout the years. Through these, we’ve contributed tons of new items to Michigan veterans during the holiday season. View information on upcoming initiatives below!

2023 Veterans Wish List Drive

November 11 - December 11, 2023

For the Vets, in collaboration with JetCo Solutions and several other West Michigan organizations are collecting needed items for the residents of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette Michigan during the 2023 holiday season.

How to Participate

Collect & Drop Off Donations

Donations / Wish List Items Needed

  • High quality disposable razors (Gillette Fusion, Proglide or Match 3)
  • High quality lotions (Cera Ve, Eucerin)
  • 3-in-1 (shampoo, conditioner & body wash)
  • Dry shampoo
  • After shave lotion for sensitive skin
  • 2024 wall calendars (cars, animals, U.P. scenes, NFL/NHL)
  • AA, AAA & C batteries
  • Large face watches with XL stretchy bands
  • Individually wrapped snacks
    • Candy bars (Hershey, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups,
      Kit-Kat, Snickers, ETC.)
    • Sugar-free candy
    • Individual drinks (Gatorade, lemonade, etc.)
    • Microwave popcorn
    • Pop and diet pop cans
    • Soft, individually packaged snacks (Little Debbie, Multigrain bars)
    • Sugar-free snacks
  • Velcro shoes (men's, sizes 7-12)

Locations

Donations can be dropped off at participating locations around West Michigan, including:

 

JetCo Solutions
5575 Kraft Ave SE
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

 

Rehmann logoRehmann
2330 E Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Become a Drop-Off Location

We're seeking local businesses to join our efforts as a drop-off location. For the Vets will provide several donation boxes as well as a donation details poster to hang near the boxes at your business. Encourage staff, area organizations, and friends to pick up whatever they like off the donation wish list and drop if off the next time they pass the donation box. All donations will be picked up personally before the holidays by Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Jon Tellier of JetCo Solutions and For the Vets.

Spread the Word!

This wish list drive allows the community to come together and provide necessities to 500+ veterans that may otherwise be short on supplies. Help us spread the word about this initiative!