As parents we get so caught up in our own lives and children, we forget that it is important to give back. Maybe you can donate if you are too busy, or maybe you can give them some of your time if you don’t have the extra money to spare right now. Or maybe you can just spread the word about the awesome work they do. I feature a different charity/non-profit organization each month that involves helping children and/or their families. Check it out and see what you can do…
It doesn’t matter what political party you support, or your personal views on war, the fact is that we have soldiers who are risking their lives, leaving their families and dealing with more than we could ever imagine in our daily lives.
Operation Gratitude is a leading charitable organization that provides care packages to our troops all around the world, as well as military families here at home. To date, the organization has sent nearly 900,000 care packages to military troops and families.They’ve just announce a new charitable partnership with SmartphoneTradeIn.com to help raise funds. For every cell phone received for trade-in, SmartphoneTradeIn.com will donate $5 to Operation Gratitude. Seventy-five percent of households have old cell phones laying around (source: earth911.com). Image how much money could be raised if everyone sent in their cell phones! You can also donate directly to Operation Gratitude and they are always looking for volunteers – I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check them out and see how you can help.