Do you believe that rich people are the only one that make charitable donations to military families, active service members, and veterans? This misconception is all too common. Americans from all income levels can contribute — In the can do it without paying a lot of money out of pocket, too. In fact, school-age children are proving it.
Children are writing letters to U.S. soldiers and vets, brightening up their days without spending anything. “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military,” one little girl writes. “They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends.” How can adults help without breaking the bank?
Donate Clothes Without Even Leaving Home
Pressed for time? Rolling pennies to pay for gas? No problem! There are several charities that pick up clothing donations directly from your home, meaning that you will not even have to spare some change for gas. Gather gently used clothes that you are likely to toss or give away anyway, and do your research to find an organization in your local area that will pick up charitable donations. Similar charities established communal pick up locations, such as schools, churches, and office buildings.
Make It a Group Effort
Don’t get stuck with too much responsibility. Invite family and friends to join you to organize and host a community event. Throw a summer barbecue, for example, or ask everyone to contribute a dish to a potluck dinner. Collect clothing, canned food items, or ask for optional cash donations to help military families.
You’re not too poor to help military families, U.S. troops, or veterans. Make a contribution without even leaving your home, or get friends, family, and neighbors in on a community event benefiting our troops. Good refereneces.