VFW 3850 Supports Operation Paperback!

Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have since shipped 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.

In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to wounded warrior programs and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points. In 2012, they also added a program that offers a free shipment of books to any military family.


The organization has several ongoing special projects, including:


  • Providing books from military Professional Reading Lists to support service member professional development goals;

  • Supporting Chaplains as they counsel troops, both before redeployment and after reunification, with a variety of specifically-requested titles;

  • Supplying children's books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs.

We have 19,000+ volunteers from all 50 states. These individual citizens, American families and community groups form a network of shippers that send around 15,000 books per month. VFW Post 3850 is now proudly a member of this network. Please bring used paperbacks to our post during regular events for further distribution or contact post3850qm@gmail.com to coordinate dropping off your donations.

VFW Post 3850

wishes to sincerely thank the following persons and/or companies for thier support

POST 3850 is a 501(c)(19) charity tax entity

Our Tax ID number is 99-0181552

Kitchen Remodel Project

The number one thing we need right now to get this project rolling is an architect or draftsman who can donate their time to creating a set of plans for this project. We can’t get a building permit without professional plans and we have been looking for two years now believe it or not! Most folks are super busy with paying projects. If you know anyone who can and is willing to help, please give them my contact info: Ed Dille, 215-704-5796 or post3850qm@gmail.com

The project will be cinder block construction (already donated from a vendor who wished to remain anonymous), so we will need Masons for the concrete and block work, and both plumbing and electrical contract services. If your firm is willing to help us with the labor on the project, please also let me know. Once we know we have the permit and the team in place to execute against it, we can move forward on the other materials the project will require. Mahalo for your consideration.

Silent Auction!

Both the VFW and the Auxiliary hold Silent Auctions in conjunction with our Luau’s and Steak Fry dinners, provided that we have enough donations from local businesses and individuals to offer to our guests. If we don’t, we hold the items back for the next event. All proceeds from each auction support local Veteran needs here on Maui first, so there is a year round opportunity for you to give generously to this cause. Our guests are a mix of locals and visitors, so tour tickets, local business gift certificates, art items, crafts, collectibles, gift baskets and similar small items are always popular. Gift certificates and similar items that can be easily mailed should be sent to VFW Post 3850, c/o Ed Dille, 2760 Puu Hoolai, Kihei, HI, 96753. To arrange pick up or delivery of bulkier items, please call 215-704-5796 or email post3850qm@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your support.