Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Volunteer or Donate
Community and Volunteer Service supports outpatients, inpatients, residents and most services at the Battle Creek VAMC, Wyoming VA Health Care Center, Wyoming VA Health Care Center, Benton Harbor VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Lansing VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, and Muskegon VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Our mission is to enhance the Veterans’ healthcare experience through utilization of volunteers and donations.
Community and Volunteer Service manages the many gifts and donations provided by generous and caring donors supporting our Nation’s Veterans.
Donations provide the supplemental resources necessary to support an assortment of programs and services for Veterans, such as gas cards for transportation, recreational programs and activities, homeless needs, comfort items, holiday gifts, phone cards, canteen books, and other assistance as needed.
All contributions are used 100% to support the needs of the Veterans and are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Battle Creek VA Medical Center accepts In-Kind donations of specific items that are needed for the comfort and enjoyment of our Veteran patients while they are receiving care at any one of our facilities. View the In-Kind Donations section below for a list of ongoing in-kind donation needs for our Veteran patients
Monetary donations are used to support a variety of patient activities and services throughout the Battle Creek VA Health Care System. When making a monetary donation, the donor is asked to specify how they would like their contribution to be utilized in support of our hospitalized Veterans. View the Monetary Donations section below for a list of fund accounts that are always in need of support to benefit Veteran patients here at Battle Creek.Checks should be made payable to:
Battle Creek VA Medical CenterMail checks to:
Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Community and Volunteer Service (135)
5500 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
E-Donate is an online donation option that allows you to select from a number of accounts that are designated to support the specific needs of Veteran patients throughout the Battle Creek VA Health Care System. Donations can be made by credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer. The actual donation is made through a secure site at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
A minimum of $5.00 is required for all online donations through E-Donate. Visit the E-Donate page to make a donation online.
General Post Fund Accounts (GPF)
1002 General Purpose Fund
1003 Christmas Fund
1004 Personal Care Items Fund
1005 Recreation Fund
1006 DAVA Gardens Fund
1007 Substance Abuse Treatment Unit Fund
1008 Religious Projects Fund
1010 Remember-A-Vet Fund
1012 Domiciliary Fund
1014 Inpatient Mental Health Unit Fund
1015 Battle Creek Coffee Fund
1016 Homeless Veterans Program Fund
1020 Specific Donation Fund
1021 Wyoming Coffee Fund
1025 Pontoon Boat Fund
1026 National Veterans Programs/Games Fund
1032 Volunteer Recognition Fund
1034 Outpatient Mental Health Programs (MHICM/WRC) Fund
1035 Palliative Care Unit Fund
1038 Blind Rehabilitation Fund
1039 Community Living Center (CLC) Fund
1041 Seamless Transition Fund (OEF/OIF/OND)
1042 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Patient Fund
1045 Medical Unit Fund
For more information on the purpose of each fund, you can call (269) 223-5497.
- New men’s t-shirts, boxers, briefs and socks (all sizes)
- New coats/jackets
- New sweats/sweat shirts (L-XL)
- New men’s tennis shoes/boots (size 10-13)
- Gym shorts
- Bus passes for Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and Lansing public transit systems
- Gift cards for Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Subway, or Pizza Hut
- Gas cards
- DVD movies
- Music CDs (all varieties of music)
- Relaxation CDs
- Composition notebooks
- Decaffeinated coffee, sweetener, and creamer
- Snacks: individually wrapped cookies, granola bars, snack size chips, pretzels, microwave popcorn, cheez-its, single serve Crystal Light or other drink products
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Ethnic hair products
- Body wash
- Shaving cream
- Gently used or new musical instruments to include hand held bells, banjos, guitars, small drums, electric keyboards with carts, and new harmonicas
- New or gently used backpacks (drawstring or regular) or duffel bags
- Yoga mats (new)
- Forever postage stamps
- Word searches/crosswords/Sudoku (larger print)
- Paint by number kits/Small craft kits
*No sample size personal care items are accepted. We do not accept used clothing, crocheted blankets, lap robes, or puzzles.