Didn’t get a chance to participate in the toiletry drive? Here’s how you can say ‘thank you’ to our troops

1. Donate your frequent-flyer miles to the Hero Miles Program, which provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their families. https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles/

2. Bake cookies and send them to Soldiers’ Angels, a program that provides services, including care packages with baked goods, for active military members and veterans. https://soldiersangels.org/

3. Make holiday cards and send them to service members through the Red Cross. https://www.redcross.org/local/washington-dc/about-us/our-work/holiday-mail-for-heroes.html

4. Support veteran-owned businesses by going online and checking the Coalition for Veteran Owned Businesses. http://veteranbusinesscoalition.org/coalition/

5. Become a Blue Star Neighbor to find local volunteer opportunities.


6. Volunteer with Purple Heart Homes, a program dedicated to providing housing for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans. They also accept donations. https://purplehearthomesusa.org/