3 Ways to Donate to Veterans and Show Your Support
‘Tis the season of giving! The holidays are the perfect time of year to show kindness and gratitude to our valiant military veterans who stepped out on the front lines to protect and fight for our country. What we don’t always consider, is that many veterans face financial struggles as they transition back into a civilian life. Although there are more than 400,000 veterans in New Jersey today, they often have the least resources. The good news is that through Project Help and generous Samaritans such as yourself, veterans can receive necessities, guidance and financial support to create structure in their lives.
This holiday season, give back to our veterans who gave the time to protect our great nation. Here are three ways to donate to veterans and show your support for their sacrifice.
1. Financial Contribution
As veterans and their families transition back into civilian life, many struggle to make ends meet, especially under the current pandemic climate. Veterans are tightening their wallets and trying to save as much as possible to meet their monthly obligations. A monetary donation is always welcome at a nonprofit for veterans as one hundred percent of your donation will go to a hardship fund. Any amount donated to the hardship fund will be used to pay for veterans and their families rent, car insurance, utility bill, grocery bill, and more.
Another excellent way to financially support and contribute to veterans is by attending veteran events. These events give off a feel-good sensation that you were able to help someone who truly needs it. Project Help’s recent marathon fundraiser provided an excellent way to involve the entire family and friend group while raising funds for our country’s heroes.
2. Winter Essentials
Winter can be a difficult time of year for veterans, specifically homeless veterans. These veterans deserve our care, compassion, and support more than ever. When you’re out holiday shopping this year, pick up some new sets of socks and underwear, gloves, scarves, hand warmers, thermal blankets, and winter coats to donate to the veterans near you. While it may seem like a small effort, with your help and support, you’ll provide veterans with the vital resources and items needed to stay safe and warm during the coldest months of the year.
3. Toys, Toys, and More Toys
Heading into the holiday season, many veterans do not have enough money to buy gifts for their children. When you donate just $50 to Project Help, your donation will go towards four gifts for a veteran’s children to have a magic-filled Christmas morning. And if you’re out shopping this holiday season, think of purchasing a toy and donating it to Project Help’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive. Every Sunday from now until December 20th, they’ll be accepting games, art supplies, books, musical toys, and more for children ages 1 to 18. The best part is, you get to be Santa Claus for them!
Join the Movement Today!
Will you step up and be a patriot today? If you’re looking for ways to help veterans this year, get in touch with Project Help. Their team of volunteers is happy to provide assistance to help veterans get back on their feet again.