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
When was the last time you did something that made you feel really good? Sometimes people get so caught up in their own busy schedules and their own needs that helping others gets pushed to the side. When you are feeling your most frantic and overwhelmed, making the decision to help others can have a calming effect. MAking large financial donations, of course, is one option. But what if you don’t have the resources to do that? What can you do, on a small budget or no budget at all, that can help the greater good. One possibility is to coordinate efforts to help military families. Support for military families can come in many forms, all of which can leave you feeling better about yourself, as well as helping others.
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Undoubtedly, veterans and military families face different challenges than those faced by civilians. Between frequent moves, long deployments, and assimilating back into civilian life upon their return home, veterans and their families often struggle to achieve a sense of balance and normalcy. Additionally, the financial aspect of these challenges can make matters worse.
However, Americans are passionate about showing their appreciation and support for military families and veterans, especially for the sacrifices they have made in order to serve and protect our country. There are a variety of local, regional, and national charities focused on not only supporting our troops, but also making it easier and more convenient for Americans to make charitable donations.
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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