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The Aleethia Foundation supports wounded/injured/ill service members in their rehabilitation and healing process

Dear Friends and Supporters of The Aleethia Foundation:

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Thank you for visiting the Aleethia Foundation's website. Aleethia is proud to play a role in supporting wounded/injured/ill service members and their families through the early phases of the healing process. We are a small, all volunteer non-profit dedicated to helping the wounded/injured/ill service members recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Aleethia provides support which started with the “Friday Night Dinners.” The Friday dinners were originally started in October 2003 when the injured began arriving at the military medical centers. These dinners continue to be an integral part of the healing process. Aleethia brings the wounded/injured/ill service members to a safe and accepting environment and shows them that life is still good, that they do not need to stay in their hospital rooms agonizing over what they have lost or how their lives have changed. The “Friday Night Dinners” are about recovery, fellowship and community, as much as they are about food. Most of the dinners are paid for by contributions from individuals. Some corporations and organizations will sponsor the entire or partial costs of a “Friday Night Dinner.” A dinner can incur costs from $ 4,000 to $ 10,000 per week based upon number of attendees and venue.

Thank you to our donors!

Without your support we would not be able to continue to provide immediate and direct assistance to wounded/injured/ill service members!

YOUR generosity in 2018 helped us to provide:


Direct Financial Assistance for Service Members


Local Restaurant Program “Dine Out on Aleethia”


Donated Event Tickets


Gift Cards (gasoline/groceries and more)


Travel/Transportation (air/taxi/buses/parking, etc.)


Hyperbaric Therapy for Service Members


18 Friday Night Dinners


22 Donated Friday Night Dinners


The Aleethia Foundation has several programs:

Online donation system by ClickandPledge

Please visit the events portion of Aleethia’s website to see photos of the wounded/injured/ill service members and their families enjoying a night out from the hospital. While most of the troops are no longer combat wounded, they are still seriously injured/ill. We support all service members that have put on the uniform for this country. How the injury was received is not of concern to us. We appreciate their service and sacrifices for our freedoms.

Thank you for visiting the Aleethia Foundation. Your support for the service members is greatly appreciated.

The Aleethia Foundation appreciates all support. You can contribute to the support of our programs by going to the Donate section of this website.

While injured troops receive medical care to heal their physical wounds, The Aleethia Foundation honors them with opportunities to enjoy some time away from the hospital environment. Troops say these occasions make them feel truly "at home".

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