How to Get Involved With Charities for Military Families


Military order of the purple heart

Following the box office debut of critically acclaimed director Clint Eastwood’s latest film, American Sniper, a wave of pro-military sentiment and patriotism swept the nation. The film depicts the military career and family life of Chris Kyle, America’s deadliest sniper who meant an untimely death almost two years ago.

While the film’s story line illustrates his role as Marine sniper, it also focuses on Kyle’s home life and his relationship with his wife, Taya, and two children. Military families have praised the film for accurately depicting the struggles military spouses and children often face while their loved ones are deployed for long periods of time.

American Sniper has inspired many to volunteer with organizations that help military families or to make charitable donations. Charities for military families are essential in that they provide support for families whose spouses are deployed. Through their continued support, they are able to help military families cope during this difficult time.

There are several ways to get involved with charities for military families. Clothing donations are a popular way to give back the military community as well as support efforts to reduce the amount of textile waste and pollution in landfills. The beginning of the new year saw frigid, sub-zero temperatures the affect most of the nation. As such, charities for military families are in need of cold weather and winter clothing.

If you’re short on time, simply contact your local military or veteran charity and schedule a donation pick up time. Clothing donations can be left outside your home or place of business and picked up for added convenience. This is a great way of getting involved and making a difference, even though you may not have a lot of time.