In this capitalistic world, it can sometimes feel like we never have enough stuff. But the truth is, we all have enough stuff, and there’s always someone out there who needs help. This, among many reasons, is why the act of donating clothing is so important.
In Philadelphia alone, there are around 440,000 people living below the poverty line. Many of these individuals rely on the services of organizations for clothing, shelter, and other essential life goods. Clothing donations go to helping families in need, military charities, and beyond.
In addition to military charities and the like, donating your clothing is a great way to cleanse your life of ol Continue Reading
Though the holiday season between November and December is the busiest time of year for organizations that help military families and veterans, it’s important to note that helping families in need is a year-round, full time job. Now that the new year is underway, it’s time to think of ways to make 2015 a great year for military families and veterans.
While charitable donations of all kinds are greatly appreciated and accepted by organizations that help military families and veterans, volunteering your time is perhaps the most valuable charitable donation of all. However, the benefits of volunteering aren’t just helping military families and veterans. In fact, volunteering boast several men Continue Reading
Teachers and parents are encouraging kids to write to U.S. soldiers. “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends,” one letter begins.
Americans can learn a great deal from the adorable — and often unintentionally funny — letters. The most important lesson to learn is that supporting our troops does not have to be expensive or inconvenient. Here are some relatively simple ideas for helping military families and deployed soldiers:
Don’t Wait For Them To Ask
No one wants to seem like a burden. Asking for help can be humiliating, and many people are simply too proud to do it. Ease tensions by offering Continue Reading