The Osakis VFW Post contributed more than $23,000 to community causes throughout the area during the first half of 2021.

Charitable gambling proceeds went toward youth scholarships, school activities, student trips, veteran organizations, Boy Scouts and more.

Here's a look at the donations the VFW made from January through June this year.

January

Osakis High School Scholarship – $1,000

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MN National Guard Youth Camp – $200

MN Veterans Home Silver Bay – $200

Osakis High School After Prom Party – $200

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Total – $2,050

February

Osakis High School Trip Sponsorship – $600

Centra Care Foundation – $100

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

Total – $1,250

March

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

MN VFW Charitable Association – $200

Osakis High School Trip Sponsorship – $400

Total – $1,050

April

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

Someplace Safe – $200

VFW National Home for Children – $100

MN VFW Charitable Association – $100

Osakis Women’s Association – $400

Osakis High School Trip Sponsorship – $100

St Judes Hospital – $200

Osakis Boy Scout Troop 426 – $250

Salvation Army – $200

Sauk Centre Eagles Healing Nest – $228

The Mission Project – $200

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

City of Osakis – $4,000

City of Osakis Trail Blazers – $400

Total – $7,828

May

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

City of Osakis Community Night Out – $400

Central Lakes Area Rescue – $450

VFW National Home for Children – $100

MN Medal of Honor Memorial – $200

City of Osakis Visitor Center – $1,200

City of Osakis Fireworks – $2,000

City of Osakis Festival Parade – $200

Osakis Area Hardship – $500

Total – $6,550

June

VFW National Home for Children – $100

Central Lakes Search and Rescue – $450

John Vessy Foundation – $300

Flag Purchase for Community Donations – $424

United Way of Pope & Douglas County – $500

Osakis Public School Legion Baseball – $500

Sauk Centre Eagles Nest – $500

St Jude Bike-a-Thon – $200

Taste of Osakis – $1,050

Lakes Area Law Dog Foundation – $500

Total – $4,524

Total charitable gambling donations January-June 2021 – $23,352