Save-A-Joe Veteran Charities

Partnering with our Community

Join us in raising funds to help our Veterans in need.

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Save-A-Joe Board of Directors

What We Do

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Our Mission

Our local communities have many Veteran Service Organizations that help our Veterans with Education, Housing, Therapy, and Finances.  The mission of Save-A-Joe, Inc. is to partner with our local small businesses, Corporate Sponsors and our community members to raise money to assist these Veteran Service Organizations.  We raise funds by hosting events with you, our amazing supporters. And you can rest assured that 100% of all funds that you raise will be donated to help fight Veteran Homelessness, to provide assistance to our Disabled Veterans, and to assist our Veterans living in VA Homes in our local communities.

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Bowling for Veterans

"Bowling for Veterans" was first hosted in 2013 as a fun fundraiser with some local friends and businesses to raise money for Veterans in need of help. Back then we chose the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, IL as our beneficiary and the funds raised at this event have continued to support this great local non-profit ever since.


Save-A-Joe Pub Crawl

Every year we host a Pub Crawl as one of our Annual Events to give our supporters and advocates a super fun way to help us raise money. What a great way to have fun and do good. 

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Fiesta Days Car Show

Join us at the McHenry County Fiesta Days in July of each year to check out all of the amazing cars of all types. Antiques, Custom, Rat Rods and more. Bring your car and join us too!

Why Choose Us

Serving our Veterans

We do this because we would be nowhere without our Veterans. They served so that we might enjoy the wonderful opportunities and lives that we have here in the great US of A. 

Regular Events

We continually host events to make it fun for you, and to bring in funds for our Veterans.

Purpose Driven

We are dedicated to our cause and would love you to be part of our team. Participate, Donate, Share.


We can always use volunteers in our efforts to support our Veterans. Be part of something great!

Who do we do this for?

Who do we Support?

Veterans Path to Hope

We Partner with and Support the Veterans Path to Hope in Crystal Lake, IL. 


Laura Franz

Executive Director

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans has been our longest standing beneficiary. We started working with them in 2013 and still do today.


Christine Lewis

Executive Director

K9s for Veterans

SAJ just started working with K9s for Veterans in 2023 when we sponsored our first dog for a Veteran. 


Michael Tellerino

Founder and CEO ​

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Meet the Crew!

From Left to Right: Joe and Heather Walkowiak (Vice President), Rob Bailey (with the Beard), Joe and Lisa Kyle (Secretary), Lisa (Treasurer) and Paul Schifferer (President)

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