We have much to be thankful for this holiday season (and the rest of the year), thanks in large part to military veterans who have selflessly given of themselves to protect our country and livelihood.
This holiday season, there are tons of ways to honor disabled veterans throughout the United States. Below are some holiday gift ideas for disabled veterans.
8 Gift Ideas for Disabled Veterans During the Holidays
#1 – Holiday Cards for Heroes
Bring a little Christmas cheer to disabled veterans by writing and distributing holiday cards throughout your community. This is something that you can do with friends and family, through your church, or even through your local chapter of The American Red Cross.
#2 – Operation Holiday Joy
Operation Holiday Joy accepts monetary donations, which goes towards the purchase of food and toys for military families in need.
#3 – Trees for Troops
Founded in 2005, Trees for Troops is a charity organization whose mission it is to deliver real Christmas trees to veterans and other members/families of the local armed forces.
#4 – Operation Homefront
Donate to Operation Homefront to help provide financial assistance, food assistance, repairs, and more to the families of wounded and/or disabled veterans.
#5 – American Legion – Operation Comfort Warriors
The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded veterans, injured veterans, or other ill military personnel. The organization helps by providing “comfort items” not typically supplied by the government. Items may include things such as: electronic devices, sweat suits, puzzles, books, calling cards, computers, bigger recreational items, and more. Donate here.
#6 – No Sew Blanket Drive
No Sew Blankets is an blanket drive led by Soldier’s Angels. The blankets are a easy craft project with a huge impact, and they are a great way to show your appreciation to veterans. Click here for more information, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
#7 – Honor Flight Network
Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that flies disabled veterans and veterans alike to Washington DC to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation. Priority is given to senior veterans, World War II survivors, and other veterans who may be terminally ill. Donations are graciously accepted.
#8 – Help Our Wounded (HOW)
Founded in 2009 by Rosie Babin, Help Our Wounded (HOW) is dedicated to helping severely disabled/wounded veterans and caregivers of disabled veterans by offering support and resources unique to their individual needs. Donations to HOW help provide items to wounded veterans, such as: financial assistance, caregiver coach training & matching, emergency calling cards, education, and more.