OHAV Book Donation at Homeless Veteran Shelters Program 
We at Operation Hug A Veteran commit to donating at least 100 books towards homeless Veterans shelters on an annual basis - a step forward in empowering homeless Veterans to pursue educational & professional goals.

Established September 2017.

OHAV Book Donation to VA Hospitalized Veterans Program
We at Operation Hug A Veteran commit to donating at least 100 books towards VA hospitalized Veterans on an annual basis - a step forward in empowering hospitalized Veterans during their healing.

Established September 2017.
OHAV Books at VA Stand Downs for Homeless Veterans Program
​​We at Operation Hug A Veteran commit to donating at least 300 books towards nationwide VA Stand Downs that support homeless on an annual basis - a step forward in empowering homeless Veterans to pursue educational & professional goals.

VA Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

Established January 2017.
OHAV Reading A Book to VA Hospitalized Veterans Program
With the help of local volunteers, we at Operation Hug A Veteran commit to reading at least 25 books to VA hospitalized Veterans on an annual basis - a step forward in empowering hospitalized Veterans during their healing.

Established September 2017. 
OHAV Veterans Day Book Drive Program
​​​​Meet the literary needs of a hero by donating books towards the OHAV Veterans Day Book Drive that supports homeless & hospitalized Veterans! 

We at Operation Hug A Veteran wholeheartedly believe that giving books to those both homeless & hospitalized Veterans is a way to say "thank you" for their service to our country.

We ask that you donate to Operation Hug A Veteran your brand new or gently used books, novels, and educational materials. All reading materials will be donated to homeless & hospitalized Veterans that reside at VA hospitals and homeless Veteran shelters.  

Established September 2017.
OHAV Holiday Book Drive for Veterans Program
Every person deserves a good book to read.

We at Operation Hug A Veteran wholeheartedly believe that giving books to those in need is an incredible gift for the holiday season. We ask that you donate to Operation Hug A Veteran your brand new or gently used books, novels, and educational materials. All reading materials will be donated to homeless & hospitalized Veterans that reside at VA hospitals and homeless Veteran shelters.  

We also accept book donations geared towards children for the holidays. Childrens books will be donated to transitional/permanent housing solutions that house homeless female Veterans and their children.

Book donations for children are also accepted to support local Fisher Houses during the holidays - a non-profit organization that provides a home for families of service members that are being treated long term at military hospitals.

Established September 2017. 
Mrs. Elizabeth "The Hug Lady" Laird Veteran Scholarship
​​​​We are proud to announce the Mrs. Elizabeth "The Hug Lady" Laird Veteran Scholarship established by Operation Hug A Veteran!

Operation Hug A Veteran will work directly with VA-verified homeless Veterans at shelters who have began their educational goals by selecting two candidates per year who have applied towards this prestigious scholarship. Once selected, a check of $250 will be credited to the Busar office of the selected Veterans school, thus all funds will be provided towards their school books and educational supplies.

Just like non-profit organization Operation Hug A Veteran, the Mrs. Elizabeth "The Hug Lady" Laird Veteran Scholarship is established in honor of the Fort Hood Hug Lady.


Established September 2017.
Operationg Hug A Veteran Book Club
The Operation Hug A Veteran Book Club is a combined mission both online and in person. Connecting homeless Veterans, hospitalized Veterans, and civilians through the enrichment of literature. Online meetings and new book reading on a monthly basis. We commit to reading at least twelve books on an annual basis with both homeless & hospitalized Veterans within the Operation Hug A Veteran Book Club on Goodreads. 

Established September 2017.