Next Monthly Meeting: Sunday, MAY 3rd at 1PM
VFW 1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY

Who We Are


Semper Fi Parents of Hudson Valley (SFPHV) is a volunteer organization that has been active in the community since 2004.
SFPHV is a registered New York State
501 c(3) Charitable Organization

Emily Hart for donating her time & artistic talents in designing our logos.


Marist College Mens' Soccer team for lifting & moving help during Operation Santa.


Dutchess County DA's office for their generous support.
Safeguard business solutions Poughkeepsie office; Jerry Martin for generous support & printing.
Dutchess County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol for frequent assistance with packing & lifting; Color Guard presentations at events.
MasterCard for support of SFPHV via the Purchase NY campus including collections of needed troops items & ease of access to MasterCard debit cards for local veterans in need.
Nelson Eddy Rivera & Hudson River Housing & the DC Veterans Services staff for endless support of veterans & collaboration with SFPHV.
Kieran Lalor & family for generous support of SFPHV & our local veterans and troops.
VFW Post 170 for our 'home'

How To Help


Many of our troops are positioned at posts where there is no access to supplies other than the bare essentials. Many of our troops are with others who never receive a care package or correspondence from a loved one.




Organize a collection of necessary items to support active troops overseas, local vets, homeless vets, and our wounded warriors resident in our local VA hospitals.

Organize a care package collection.


Join our organization








Powdered drink mix (single packets)

Coffee;Tea (bags)

Cocoa Mix (packets)

Peanut Butter (16 ounces or less)

Protein Bars

Dried Fruit, Seeds, Nuts; 8 oz or less

Trail Mix; 8 oz or less

Small cans of Fruit (no plastic)

Tuna or Chicken (Flip top cans or packets)

Jerky (beef, chicken, turkey)

Baby Wipes (150 or less packs)

Foot Powder (medicated; antifungal)

Band Aids

Q Tips

Tissue Packets

Feminine Products

Disposable Razors

Shampoo (less than 20 oz)

Body Wash (less than 20 oz)

Sun Block


Lip Balm

Socks; Black Cotton





  Thank Our
   Military  ....

    They Protect Our Freedom

SHAKE A HAND … when you see a man or woman wearing a hat or other identifying article of clothing demonstrating their service to our country shake their hand and say “Thank You”!
our men and women in uniform with a smile and a “Thank You”!

to your local Veteran’s organizations whenever possible even if it’s $1.00!

of your time to support events that honor our Military Heroes!

letters or cards of thanks to our troops and veterans.

for our troops and veterans who suffer from physical, psychological and spiritual wounds.

TEACH your children:

  • What freedom means and how the USA is a free nation
  • The history of the USA and those who have fought to maintain this freedom
  • To respect those who defend this freedom
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Patriotic songs


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