The winter holiday season will soon be upon us. As we scramble to make last minute travel arrangements and preparations for the holiday season, it’s important to take a moment to be thankful for all we have and reflect on how we can give to others in need.
Active duty military personnel and their families, as well as veterans face many challenges that civilians do not, and often struggle to overcome these challenges. As such, showing support for military families and veterans by making charitable donations or volunteering is a cause that many Americans are passionate about. While many are eager to make a charitable donation or volunteer their time, it can be difficult to decide which is the best to show military support.
There are several simple, inexpensive, and easy ways to show your military support. One of the most common being clothing donations. Did you know that the average American household discards nearly 68 pounds of clothing each year, of which 99% could have been recycled?
There are several organizations that help military families offering donation pick up services, in which they pick up clothing donations directly from the donors house. This makes donating quick, simple, and convenient, and is especially helpful for those who have hectic schedules.
Or, considering volunteering at a local military and veterans charity. Many people volunteer to place flags and flowers on grave sites of fallen service members throughout the year and during all seasons. Or, many enjoy volunteering by preparing meals and care packages in order to show their military support.
During the holiday season, many choose to donate non-perishable food items to local military support organizations, in order ensure military families and veterans are able to enjoy a holiday feast.
It’s been clinically proven that giving to charity and volunteering can bolster one’s sense of self and improve one’s overall well being. You may find that you forge new friendships with others in your community. However, regardless of how you choose to donate, it’s important to remember that every act of kindness makes a difference.
Learn more at this link: www.purpleheartpickup.org