Monday, August 20, 2012
Helping Homeless Veterans
Anyone that follows my page on Facebook knows that I am married to a Navy Combat Veteran. It has opened my eyes to a lot of things that I never really had thought of before. Things that veterans live everyday.....issues they have etc. I, like many people want to help and I have toyed with doing a Non Profit Organization or with starting up a business and a percentage of the sales go to making care packages for a Shelter near us for homeless veterans as well as the Transition House that helps get veterans back on their feet and back into society.
Then I thought of just doing what I can on my own, with bake sales, garage sales and maybe a spaghetti supper here and there throughout the year. Between the 2 places I mentioned we are talking of about 60 people at all times. I want to help all through the year making care packages when I can and giving them to the organizations and at Christmas I want to make stockings for each one of those veterans filled with toiletries, socks, gloves, books, candy etc. I know that I won't be able to afford to do 60 stockings this year but I will do what I can. It may be a couple boxes of goodies for each place, I will see what I can do.
Now, I will never ask for monetary donations BUT if you have coupons that you don't use that are manufacturer's coupons and would like to help, please let me know. The more coupons I have the more I can get to fill their stockings and boxes throughout the year. I would also appreciate if any of you have any Christmas stockings that you are not using and would like to help. Every little bit helps and I hope by next year to be more organized with my timing and do sales during the summer and be at the Parade on the 4th of July etc and be able to give at least 3 times a year to each place.
So if you have coupons or stockings that you would like to donate, you can send me a message here or on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Country-Girls-Life/283459515033277#!/.
Thanks for your time of reading this! It means a lot to me and as I said before, every little bit helps.