shanachie13: (soldier boy)
shanachie13 ([personal profile] shanachie13) wrote2009-04-26 06:19 pm
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Writer's Block: Philanthropy

[Error: unknown template qotd]I do. I donate through work to a variety of child-friendly organizations, whatever is being supported at that moment (d'oh I'm a teacher).

But I give my major time and money to Soldiers' Angels--quick and dirty--it's a group that supports US active duty soldiers that are currently serving; mostly overseas. I'm an official Angel to one soldier and an unofficial to four more--I send letters (TLCs) and packages and just generally try to keep their spirits up. In addition I belong to Cards Plus team which means that when I can I send extra TLC cards and I did belong to the WTLC team which meant I wrote to soldiers that have been wounded and have been sent home.

Why do I do it?
For a couple of reasons,
1) it's hard to be away from home--even if you chose it and not get any mail and watch your buddies get mail. The majority of our soldiers either get very little or no mail and this way they get at least one letter a week or a whole batch when their mail catches up to them.
2) I might not support the war, but I give major credit to the men and women who decided to put their lives on the line to protect us. So this is a way I can help them.
3) Most of you know I come from a military family. I'm pretty lucky this time--no one who is active duty is currently overseas (although if this keeps up at least 1 if not 2 of them will be headed over) so this is kinda my way of giving back for being grateful. Besides if they were overseas, I hope that someone would do the same for them.

So I guess that's it. We're always looking for new Angels--so follow the link and join us!