At this time of year, most of us are planning gifts to our loved ones, as well as to those in need. Each year VFW Post 406 supports the collection of new goods for delivery and distribution to the residents of the Rhode Island Veterans Home Community Living Center in Bristol, Rhode Island.

The RI Veterans Home provides quality nursing and residential care to over 200 Rhode Island War Veterans.

Items can be dropped off in person on December 14th, during the our December Lecture series (Click here for details for the lecture information).

The following items have been identified and requested by the administrators of the Veterans Home in order to meet the needs and requests of the Veterans in residence there:

Please note that food donations cannot be accepted due to the Department of Health restrictions.



  1. ***Sound Machines (i.e.Homedics Soundspa) **********   
  2. Current DVD’s (recently released)
  3. Current Hard Print Books (recently released) 
  4. Non-Toxic Washable Paint for art projects
  5. Large white-faced watches (easy to read)
  6. Large Faced Wall Clocks
  7. Bingo Prizes (flashlights, Seasonal Gifts, Big Candy Bars without nuts….)
  8. Gift Certificates: ($10 and above denomination)  – (Walmart, Job Lot, Amazon, etc… 
  9. $2.00 Gift Cards to the Bistro at the Veterans Home for House Bingo’s
  10. Boom Boxes with CD Player *********
  11. Blue Tooth Speakers
  12. Electric Razors 
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Baseball Caps
  15. All size batteries
  16. Postage stamps
  17. Adult Easy Coloring Books
  18. Brute or Old Spice Bodywash and spray
  19. Boxes of Kleenex


  1. Men’s Pants and Jeans all sizes / Leg Length 30 to 32
  2. Men’s small PJ’s and Sweats / Medium Sweats/ Large Sweats/ ex L Sweats /3x & 4x PJ’s /
  3. 5x & 6x Sweats
  4. Men’s small light weight fleece zips / Medium Sweaters, Cardigans and pullovers / Large pullovers/
  5. XL Long sleeve Henley’s / 2X Tops and pullovers / 3x, 4x, 5x, and 6x flannel shirts
  6. All men sizes for dress shirts
  7. All types of clothes (undershirts, shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts and coats)
  8. Especially for sizes 3x, 4x, 5x, and 6x
  9. Shoes / sneakers sizes 8-12.5


  1. Women’s tops, sweatpants, and elastic waist pants / sizes large to 2x
  2. Women’s pajama’s