Gina Elise

Pin-Ups For Vets Creates Stunning Calendars Featuring Outstanding Female Veterans

When you hear the term "pin-up calendar," what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel nostalgia for another era of American history, a pre-Internet world where people had to carry letters, photos, and calendars around with them in physical form. Well, think again, because pin-up calendars are back—and they're being used to help and honor our active military service people and Veterans on a perfect day - Veterans' Day.


Pin-Ups for Vets is the unique nonprofit organization behind the modern pinup calendar. For the last 12 years, Pin-Ups for Vets has supported hospitalized Veterans and deployed troops through numerous initiatives, all centered around the beautiful and empowering WWII-style pin-up calendars they create. The 2018 fundraising calendar features 21 outstanding female Veterans as models in fun, colorful, and striking photos like these:

2018 Pin-Ups For Vets Calendar Cover

Allison, Army Veteran

A few recent initiatives from Pin-Ups for Vets include visiting Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and active service members at 24 different bases, working with homeless Veteran shelters, shipping morale-boosting care packages to troops deployed around the globe, and doing fun pin-up-style makeovers for female Vets and military wives.

Brendena, Navy Veteran

Megan, USMC Veteran

To date, Pin-Ups for Vets has visited over 11,000 Veterans across the United States. The organization has also donated over $56,000 to help VA Hospitals purchase new therapy equipment and to provide financial assistance to expand domestic Veterans' healthcare programs. Due to its compassionate, creative, and hugely impactful work, Pin-Ups for Vets has received Congressional Recognition, among many other honors—so deserved! There have also been 9 flags flown above military bases and on mission in Iraq and Afghanistan in honor of their work.

Pin-Ups for Vets is currently on a 50-state VA and military hospital tour, bringing donated calendars as gifts of appreciation to hospitalized Veterans. This is such important and meaningful work, as this reflection from a recreational therapist at the Los Angeles VA Hospital makes clear: "Overall, the Veterans' quality of life increases and their spirits are so uplifted. I personally can see an improvement in their cognitive, physical, and social functioning."

Thanks to We Are The Mighty for use of their video. You can learn more about Pin-Ups for Vets by visiting their Facebook page! For more inspiring stories, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our Only Good News Newsletter.

Family and Friends Help Teacher Become a Bakery Owner - Vines Bakery

Vines Bakery got its start when Julianna Hritz finally listened to her heart instead of her head. She graduated in 2016 from Ashland University with a degree in Family and Consumer Science Education. When she was handed her diploma, she decided her heart wasn't in the public school classroom and took a leap of faith to follow her childhood dream instead.

Keep reading... Show less

Community Organization Fueled By Kindness And Causes

Have you ever had a moment when you felt you just couldn't go on? Home, job, relationship… all in tatters? Bree Pear faced this moment. She struggled with ways to face her adversity, and eventually found a way forward to a better place. Her journey is the origination story for the company she founded called "Only Human" – a community of good humans doing good things for good causes.

Keep reading... Show less

Student’s High Five Inspires a Movement

Despite his cerebral palsy, Jeremy Grace has a pretty positive outlook on life. He typically goes through his day at the London Central Secondary School in Ontario with a smile and keeps a sharp eye out for classmates who may be struggling and could use a lift. One day recently, when a good friend was having a bad day, Jeremy attempted to turn her day around, and gave her a high five. From this spark, the "Up High Movement" was born.

Keep reading... Show less

Autistic Basketball Champ Teaches Kids Hope With Hoops

How would you feel if a team of medical specialists reviewed your background and declared, at the age of 5, that because you had Autism, you would never be successful academically, that you would likely not graduate from high school much less go to college, and that being an athlete was out of the question. Anthony Ianni faced that future and just flat out refused to accept it – he ignored what the doctors said, set goals, worked hard, and created his own destiny.

Keep reading... Show less

How To Make Memorable Birthdays for Hospitalized Kids

Kids rarely get to celebrate when they are in the hospital and having a birthday there is not the ideal situation. After seeing her godson spend some time in the hospital, surrounded by kids who were having their birthdays without the laughter and joy that comes with their special day, Stefanie Grimm had an idea. Even if you are hospitalized, there is no reason that you shouldn't have a birthday party! This generous thought was the seed that grew into The Confetti Foundation.

Keep reading... Show less

Turkeys Prepare For A Happy Thanksgiving - Life on the Farm (E2)

Thanksgiving is near and the turkeys of Millstone Farm are ready to get moving! Although they're not sure where they're going, their hilarious banter is quite the sight to see! Onward, to the Thanksgiving table!

Keep reading... Show less

A Thanksgiving Message From Our Family To Yours

Marysol Castro shares some thoughts on how Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to reflect with your friends and family on all of the wonderful memories you share — and how there is no better time to celebrate, smile, and be thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at OnlyGood.tv!

Keep reading... Show less

10 Reasons To Be Thankful Every Day

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to reflect with your friends and family on all of the wonderful memories you share — There's no better time to sit and celebrate! We found 10 reasons why you should be thankful this year. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at OnlyGood.tv!

Keep reading... Show less
Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter