We have been living this military life for almost ten years now, and I can think of so many times that the USO has done awesome things for us. From Daddy dolls during deployment, free concerts like the Lt. Dan Band, free Sesame Street shows, and DVDs of my husband reading books to the kids that they can watch when he is gone, the USO always does a great job of taking care of military families. I mean, if you’ve ever traveled with kids and been lucky enough to have a layover at an airport with a USO you know what I mean. These lounges have a place to put your feet up, watch TV, check email, lots of toys for the kids to play with, even free food sometimes.
Our family has been blessed with the USO so many times, and I know that much of what they do is because of their donors and volunteers. I was on their webpage today, and there is a way to give back, to help other families receive these same blessings. There are gift options for all different budgets and interests, so check it out if you are looking for a way for your family to give back during this season of giving.
Go to www.uso.org
Shop the USO Wishbook
Look at ways to give according to interest, recipient, or price. Click here for more information on how to buy a gift.
Another cool part of giving a gift is that not only is it tax-deductable, you can choose to include an ecard with your gift so that you can include a personal message for recipients.
Even if you don’t give a gift this holiday season, check out http://www.uso.org, there are so many great resources for military families. Happy middle-of-the-week!