Thanksgiving is all about expressing gratitude and appreciation for all that we have. But in many cases, the people who give the most for our freedoms aren’t able to enjoy all of those benefits as much as the rest of us do. That’s why this time of year is such a great way to give back to military families and thank them for the sacrifices they make. Helping military families doesn’t require grand gestures, either. Even the littlest things can make a big impact. Here are just three ways to make a difference for military personnel and their families this Thanksgiving.
- Send thank-you cards
Many charitable organizations host holiday card drives to spread well wishes and gratitude to those currently serving in the military or those in veterans hospitals. These events o
Commercialism in the 21st century…otherwise known as the great American addiction. The average American today buys more than twice the amount of clothes than the average citizen 20 years ago, and that number is surely to only increase as online shopping continues to boom. All of this growth may be great for the economy, but it’s not so great for our environment, or your overflowing closet.
Did you know that, on average, an American citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing, linens, and other types of textiles each year? Therefore we collectively add 10.5 million tons of clothing to our landfills each year. This means that textiles make up 5% of our municipal waste, as only 15% of our textiles are being recycled.
This problem is easily solved, as 100% of all fabrics can be recycled. Not only can t