What we're about

WHO: The Veterans’ Holiday Celebration management and volunteer teams for our 25th annual event. This years Veterans' Holiday Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from Noon to 5:30pm. Over 2500 vets and active duty military, plus over 750 volunteers will be involved. We need your help. Upcoming Weekend Volunteer team meetings are:

2017 Volunteer Meeting Schedule

All Saturday meetings are 9a-11p,

Location: West Los Angeles VA Facility, Lot 7 (https://goo.gl/maps/8VqDdvZAZ5S2) lot between the Wadsworth and the Chapel.

WHERE: The Veterans Administration complex, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles (at Wilshire and the 405). Click here for a map:

https://goo.gl/maps/8VqDdvZAZ5S2 (http://goo.gl/maps/uWHaJ)

The Map marks LOT 7. Please bring a chair to sit on. We are meeting outside at our site. Dress is casual and comfortable.

You are welcome to attend one of our upcoming co-ed volunteer circles. If you have a spouse or S.O. or children, these circles are family friendly, and you are welcome to bring loved-ones. Our Event Management Team is comprised of over 100 individuals managing 40+ teams. On event day, we have over 600 volunteers serving our veterans. You will get to see big rock-and-roll style results with over 2500 vets and volunteers on Sunday December 3rd. This is instant gratification and big tangible results for your leadership and service.

WHAT and WHY: There are still great opportunities to take a leadership role in this event. You can serve and lead with with the support of an experienced production team and great mentors; all of it side-by-side with men and women; and, get near-instant gratification, and see the tangible results of your participation.

We are especially challenging and inviting you to step in to service now, and visit one of our upcoming Saturday volunteer circles. These meetings are laser, with a big context, great energy, and spirit.

The Annual Veterans' Holiday Celebration is produced jointly by the VA Greater Los Angeles, VA Voluntary Service, over 100 restaurants and local businesses and the community at large, along with over 800 community volunteers. We welcome all volunteers and sponsor involvement. The VHC Event has grown in size each year since its inception, and this year we expect to feed and entertain over 2500 Veterans from the Southern California area.

If you have any questions or would like to become involved in any aspect of the event, please e-mail or call (info@vhcevent.org) at 866-955-VETS (8387)

Mailing address;
Veterans’ Holiday Celebration Inc.
11901 Santa Monica Blvd., #486
Los Angeles, CA 90025 :

To volunteer : volunteer@vhcevent.org
To donate food: food@vhcevent.org
To donate items for care packages: carepackages@vhcevent.org
Website: www.vhcevent.org (http://www.vhcevent.org/)

Facts about organization:

★ The Veterans’ Holiday Celebration began in 1992, with 10 men serving 30 veterans a home-cooked meal. They brought guitars and sang holiday songs to these men at the West Los Angeles VA hospital. They found that many of these men did not have family or friends to spend the holidays with, and so began the VHC. We now serve over 2,500 veterans, active duty and their families. Over the last 24 years we have served over 25,000 veterans, active duty and their families.

★ The Veterans’ Holiday Celebration is the nation’s largest all-volunteer event of its kind. There are no paid staff and all donations received serve our veterans.

★ This year, we anticipate serving 2,500 veterans, active duty and their families, an exceptional, home-cooked holiday meal with all the trimmings.

★ We provide a care package with many donated items, to each veteran who attends the event. We need approximately 75,000 items to fill 3,500 care packages.

★ Our Spirit Team delivers over 400 care packages to the veterans in the hospital who cannot attend the event. The Spirit Team spends time with the veterans offering love, respect and holiday cheer to these bed-bound men and women.

★ We provide a 5-hour, live entertainment show featuring Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts. Mr. Belushi has been serving the veterans for over 15 years.

★ Our Event Management Team is comprised of over 100 individuals managing 40+ teams. On event day, we have over 600 volunteers serving our veterans.

Past events (23)

24th Annual Veterans' Holiday Celebration

Jackie Robinson Stadium

Volunteer meeting 11/27/2016

Jackie Robinson Stadium

Volunteer Planning Meeting 11/19/2016

Jackie Robinson Stadium

Volunteer Planning Meeting for the Veterans Holiday Celebration

LA Fire Dept. Station #59 Community Room

Photos (19)