Ways to Give Back to Military Families This Holiday Season


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The holidays are the most wonderful time of year to show your support for military families and veterans in your community. While charitable donations for military families are needed all year long, the holiday are an especially important time for both organizations that help military families as well as the families themselves.

Often times, the holidays are difficult time for military families as their loved ones are typically deployed. On top of which, budgets are typically tight and already stretched to cover basic living expenses such as housing, food, utilities, and clothes. Luckily however, there are a variety of national and local charities for military families them help make their holiday season special.

If you’re wondering what to donate, there are a variety of donations for military families that are needed such as non-perishable food items, gently used clothing donations, household goods, presents and toys for children, and perhaps most importantly, time.

Volunteering your time is an excellent way to show your support for military families. Perhaps you enjoy cooking or baking goods, wrapping presents, coordinating events, organizing donations and so much more. Many volunteers enjoy picking up clothing donations from donors’ homes.

Volunteering has been shown to have several emotional and psychological benefits, including lower blood pressure and an overall sense of well being. Many volunteers enjoy a renewed sense of purpose, as well as the opportunity to bond with like-minded individuals in their community.