Help Your Helpers: Tips for Giving Back to Veterans

Veterans of the armed services of the United States have done a lot for our country. If you’re like most people, you naturally assume the government will take care of all of their needs once they come back onto American soil. The truth is that many veterans simply don’t have the support they need in ther own country.

There’s a whole lot you can do for the veterans in your own country though. Best of all, you don’t have to empty your savings or make a huge sacrifice to make a difference. Use this guide to learn more about doing something positive for the veterans that need your help in this country.

Clear Your Pantry

If you’re like a lot of people in the United States, you spend time at the end of the year clearing out your closet, common spaces and areas like the pantry. While it might be hard to believe, many veterans simply don’t have enough food to eat during the holidays and through the rest of the year.

Many veterans don’t even have enough money or opportunities to earn money for their families. That can be very stressful and difficult for strong veterans who have small children and family members who can’t take care of themselves.

Take the time to clear your pantry of canned foods and non-perishable items. Veterans need food to care for their families, and even a single paper grocery bag full can go a very long way.

Donate Cash

Organizations that support veterans of the US armed services often don’t have enough money to really fund all of the programs they try to offer. Over time, this can lead to these services having to shut down or not getting money from the government. That’s a double-edged sword when organizations are just trying to help veterans that need it.

Giving even just a few dollars to an organization in your area can make a big difference in a veterans life. Best of all, you can write a check and feel good about helping people that need it this year without too much effort.


Veteran aid organizations often need help to implement the programs that veterans need. If you have more time than money, or if you just want to help out in person, you can call and ask what organizations need.

Something as simple as helping hand out clothing or gifts could be essential in your area.