Christmas at the Ship

In honor of all the brave men and women who have served to protect our freedoms, we wanted to do a little something extra this year to give back.


Here at Craft Home Loans, we will be doing a holiday drive and turning our office into a donation center during the month of November and first week of December to support our local La Mesa VFW and their annual event called “Christmas at the Ship”. Each year at their local post, referred to as “the Ship”, the volunteers set aside one special night where they provide food, gifts, Santa/Elf, pictures, etc., for about 250 children of lower ranked military personnel and their “parents” who attend with them. The child must have at least one, or both, parents deployed at the time of the event. This year they are aiming to increase attendance to 300 children and we would love to help them out and make this the best year yet!

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Anything helps! They are requesting either monetary donations or toys for the children. The donated funds will be used to purchase gifts, supplies, and food. We request all donations be received by noon on Friday, December 8th. Checks can be written out to VFW Ship 1774. Or to make a donation online please visit their website.


If you are able to, we would love for you to stop by our office to say hi and graciously accept your donation. If you are unable to come by but would still like to donate, area we would be happy to come to you and pick up whatever you are able to contribute. To request a pick up please fill out the information card on the upper right-hand side of the page and we will be in touch to schedule a date and time.

Thank you in advance! Let’s all come together to make this year one of the brightest and happiest for these children and families who truly deserve our help and support!