Health & Comfort Program

The DVNF Health & Comfort Program expands DVNF’s reach into veteran communities throughout the United States, bringing tangible aid to veterans who are disabled, low-income, or homeless, in ways we otherwise could not.

Through our Health and Comfort program DVNF distributes our signature Comfort Kits to struggling veterans throughout the country. These kits provide vital necessities such as health and hygiene items, clothing, and more to veterans of all walks of life. The contents of our Comfort Kits vary based on our inventory, but we always strive to include quality and full-sized items such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, a t-shirt, a pair of socks, sunscreen, Band-Aids, etc… DVNF has also recently created our own signature Women’s Comfort Kits, these kits are targeted to our too often overlooked female veterans. Our Women’s Comfort Kits always include feminine hygiene items which can be very difficult and expensive for struggling women to obtain. Whether it’s a year-round homeless shelter, veteran stand-down event, or an outreach event like the Warrior Games, DVNF is there to make a positive impact on the lives of the men and women who stood in defense of our nation. 

In order to be considered for the Health and Comfort Program, candidates must fill out an application and submit the following:

  • Grant Cover Sheet 
  • Completed Health and Comfort Application 
  • Use of Goods Agreement 

Candidates must follow all instructions and include everything that is requested in the application before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that your organization should be equipped to unload, handle, and store up to 24 pallets worth of goods.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, if your organization is in need of these supplies, it is important to submit an application as soon as possible so DVNF can coordinate the donation.

The types and brands of the goods we source vary, so please be aware that there may be limited quantities of certain types of items, but we strive to grant every request as closely as we can. 

Please note that these applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis and funding is limited, so we can only approve as much as our budget allows. Please review our policy before submitting an application.

How to apply:

  1. New Organizations are required to complete an Organization Intake Form.  https://ctk.apricot.info/auth/autologin/org_id/699/hash/e9c4b54b4fcfa5e8856cba7089488fe4ec5182b5 
    • If you have created an account before you can skip the Intake Form and proceed with your previous login information. 
  2. Complete the Grant Cover Sheet. 
  3. Complete the Health and Comfort Application. 
  4. Complete the Use of Goods Agreement. 

After you complete your application, a member of the DVNF Programs team will reach out to you to coordinate your donation. 



2020 H&C Shipments

Washington, DC

Winterhaven Stand Down- 1/25/2020

DCVA HCHV

600 Kits Donated

Detroit, MI

Veteran Stand Downs- 2/15/2020

Vaughn Respite

200 Kits Donated

Puyallup, WA

Homeless Veteran Outreach

Forward Operating Base Hope

200 Kits Donated

*Outreach was postponed due to the pandemic. They plan on distributing as soon as they consider it safe.

Elkhart, IN

Michiana Veteran Stand Downs

Goodwill Industries of Michiana

600 Kits Donated

*They had 4 Stand Downs planned for May and June. First, they were rescheduled for the Fall, then postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.

Memphis, TN

Midsouth Stand Down

Operation Stand Down Midsouth

600 Kits Donated

*Stand Down was originally scheduled for May, then July, then September. Now it is postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.

Baltimore, MD

DVNF Grab&Go

DVNF

250 Comfort Kits Donated

50 Women’s Kits Donated

Jackson, MS

Jackson MS CRRC

150 Kits Donated

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