Are you too poor to support our troops? Contrary to popular belief, helping military families, U.S. soldiers, and veterans can be convenient and inexpensive. In other words, Americans can easily show their support even if they are on a budget. What are some of the best, budget-friendly ways to give back to our troops?
Do You Have Young Kids?
If you have young children, if you have young nieces or nephews, or even if you babysit, you can help support U.S. soldiers and veterans while teaching them a thing or two. Teachers, parents, and babysitters are encouraging young kids to take a few minutes to write a letter (or sometimes a birthday card or Christmas card) to active and past military members. “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends,” one little girl’s letter begins.
Pick Your Poison (It’s Not As Sinister As It Sounds!)
Determine the exact costs and details of your contribution by going online and actively choosing how, when, and where you will help. A growing number of online databases or charities invite military families, soldiers, and vets to log on and submit specific requests. Requests range from help paying an electric bill, help buying kids Christmas presents, or sometimes something simple — like asking someone to mow their lawn.
Donate Clothes Without Leaving Your House
If you are especially pressed for time, you can donate clothing to charity without even leaving your home! Plenty of charities pick up clothing donations, or — in other words — they come directly to you, saving the trip and gas money.
You can help U.S. soldiers and military families. Team up with your toddler to help, go online and pick the charitable contribution that best suits you, or look into organizations that pick up clothing donations right from your home. See this link for more: www.purpleheartpickup.org