Officially known as La Boutique Des Huit Chapeaux Et Quarante Femmes Departemental de Texas Salon #32.
Historically formed within the confines of the American Legion Auxiliary but now standing proudly independent but continuing to work towards our goals of Child Welfare and inviting members of the American Legion Auxiliary to join our important efforts and spirit of fun and fellowship. Partners are invited to join the 8 & 40.
The 8 & 40 has had a Texas Charter since 1928. Originally we were a group of dedicated American Legion Auxiliary members looking beyond the programs of the ALA to dedicate ourselves to children’s welfare, specifically children with Cystic Fibrosis, tuberculosis and the many other respiratory illnesses still plaguing children today. Among our many programs the two most well known and critical are nurses scholarship and the American Legion Child Welfare Fund.