Winter time can be an especially difficult time for families in need, especially those who are veteran or military families. Whether one member of the family is away for active duty or home, many families find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, these families aren’t alone thanks to the generosity of others. From affording heat for the home to buying winter clothing for the children, there are many ways communities can pitch in, helping military families and veterans in need.
If you’re looking for ways to give in your community this winter, here are some ideas for helping military families and veterans.
1. Give food and household goods. When families find themselves struggling with household costs, this can severely limit the budget for food, cookware, furniture, and other necessities. Now is a great time to clean out your pantry to see what you can donate. Giving household goods that are in decent condition rather than throwing them away can also help reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills.
2. Donate clothing. During the winter, especially, clothing donations are some of the most useful items that you can give. Helping families in need is as easy as bringing your old coats, gloves, hats, boots, and warm weather clothing to your nearest charity organizations. Giving your gently used clothing donations also helps to limit what goes into the landfill, and helps to recycle some of the most reusable materials on the planet.
3. Volunteer. There are other ways to help out even if you don’t feel that there is much to give. See if you can volunteer with a charity in your area in order to help others directly. You might sort through clothing donations or help give out food at a food pantry. See where you’re needed in your city or town!
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