Exchange Shoppers Support AFAF with $500,000 in 2022 Donations

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WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers’ generosity continues to help lift up Airmen, retirees and Air Force families. In 2022, Exchange shoppers worldwide donated more than $500,000 to the Air Force Assistance Fund.

AFAF provides financial assistance, sponsor scholarships for military family members and offer community programs to make life better for service members and their families.

“At the Exchange, we’re family serving family,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. “When one family member is going through a tough time, the rest band together to give strength and support. That is what Exchange shoppers do with their continued support of AFAF.”

Shoppers at the BX or Express can add a $1 donation to AFAF when checking out. Shoppers who wish to give more can speak with a cashier at checkout to donate in any amount. Online donations can be made in $5 increments at

“Exchange shoppers have continued to show their generosity year after year,” said retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, one of four charities that benefits from AFAF. “These donations are helping change the lives of their fellow Wingmen who are in need of a little extra support from their military family.”

The Exchange has partnered with AFAF since 2017 to offer shoppers the option of donating at checkout. Since then, Exchange shoppers have donated $2.4 million.

To learn more about the Exchange’s support for military relief funds, visit