Military and Veterans

Sending Love

When people are going through hard times, it helps a lot to get messages of love and support. If you have seen on the news that there are people who are sad or need help, you can use this project to show you care.Read more

Memorial for Fallen Soldiers

Every year, hundreds of service members sacrifice their lives to protect our country. Create a local memorial to commemorate their lives and contributions to our country. Plan Your Project: * Research various community memorials to get ideas for your design. * Contact your local government and work with them to create a design, choose appropriate materials,and secure appropriate approvals. * Work with local government to raise awareness of the...Read more

Care Packages for Troops

Hundreds of thousands of American service men and women are deployed around the world. Many are serving where the climates can be extreme. Temperatures can top 120 degrees in Iraq. In Afghanistan the weather can range from hot (and dusty) in the desert areas to freezing in the mountains. You can help by sending items to help troops cope with the weather. Here's what you're doing: To supply soldiers with things they may miss or need. Here's what...Read more

Share the Season

Hundreds of thousands of service men and women are deployed around the world. Many are serving in hot deserts or freezing mountain ranges. It can be difficult to get into the spirit of the season when the weather around you is so unlike the weather at home. Interesting Fact: The U.S. military is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, on land and at sea!Read more

Words for the Wounded

Wounded troops are treated in hospitals that are often far from home. Children of any age can uplift and show their support for wounded troops by sending drawings, inspirational messages, and prepaid phone cards to the facilities where troops are being treated. Here's what you're doing: Sending a cheerful postcard to a wounded soldier to show your support. Interesting fact: The Fisher House Program enables more than 8,500 families to stay in...Read more

Smiles for Miles

Hundreds of thousands of American service men and women are deployed around the world. Sometimes troops are away from home for 2-4 years at a time. Help lift the spirits of troops who might be homesick. Here's what you're doing: Send troops fun items to make them smile while they are miles away from home. Interesting Fact: The U.S. military is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, on land and at sea.Read more

Rally Around a Cause

Did you know... A rally is a great way to bring a large number of people together to learn more about the importance of certain issues in our communities. You might choose to hold a rally about anti-violence, equal rights, the environment, or animal welfare, for example. The community, politicians, and businesses will be sent a clear message about the importance of the topic you choose. And best of all, children of all ages can take on...Read more

Kids with HeART Banners

Harness the power of art and the creativity of children by making a banner that promotes the ideas of gratitude, caring, and liberty in honor of our heroes. Here's what you're doing: Creating an inspirational and patriotic banner to uplift a community and honor those who have served. Interesting fact: Symbolism is a powerful way to communicate an idea. The American flag has 50 stars to symbolize the 50 states, and 13 stripes representing the 13...Read more