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
Many of us like to give back to our communities. A lot of us are not always sure what the best way to do that is. Not everyone can write a large check to the wounded veterans charities they want to support, for instance. Most of us, however, have clothes that we no longer wear. One really great way to make the most of the donation experience is to run a clothes donation drive. Here are some tips to get you started.
- Pick the charity. You will need to decide which charity will receive your clothing donations. Say you have decided that you want your work to be towards helping military families, you should start by calling wounded veterans charities, for instance. See what they are looking for, if they have specific needs.
- Ask specifically about their