Make A Donation

 “We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give”- Winston Churchill

Click the donation button below to begin submitting your monetary contribution to assist veterans in need.

Online Donation

Your financial support is crucial to our mission, but it’s not the only way to honor and empower veterans. There are other opportunities to get involved including: hosting a fundraiser in your community, volunteering, charitable gifting of real estate and raising awareness.


Rodney, Marine Veteran 
“You guys bringing me this stuff means the world to me. I can’t move well so my son does most everything but you are delivering and helping set it all up. This really gives me better stability for me and my son. Thanks for everything you did today, it makes a difference for us.”
Edmond, Army Veteran
When Edmond was asked what he thought of all the items AFIL brought for his home, he said, “First words that come to mind are “this is heaven”, thank you so much for everything. I’m not sure why you all are helping me but I appreciate it” We told him the community donated items to assist veterans like him because they appreciate his service, he said, “Wow, really? I am glad I live here in this great community.”

We benefit while you shop!
What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Americans for Independent Living every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to AFIL.

To support AFIL and our mission to help veterans, only purchases at, (not or the mobile app,) support us-thank you!

You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Do you like to buy your items on AMAZON? AFIL has a veteran supply list you can purchase from and have the items shipped to AFIL. Click here for the list of items.

Available Items

Many items are available for veterans in need. Furniture, household items, clothing, food, medical supplies, i.e. wheelchairs, shower chairs, canes, walkers etc.
Contact our office if you are a veteran in need: 319-232-2552

Needed Items

A common question is, what do you need? Think of moving into your first apartment, those are the same things needed for veterans who are homeless and now have housing.
Anything from rugs, towels, to lamps, alarm clocks, and cleaning supplies.
For more specifics, please call the office at 319-232-2552

Thank you to Kinzler Construction Services for your generous donation and support of veterans by supporting Americans for Independent Living.