Holiday Volunteering: 7 Ways to Give Back

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Write a Letter to a Soldier

It's hard for kids to understand war and what causes it, and it may be especially hard for a parent to explain it. But sending a letter of thanks to a soldier who's serving overseas is a worthwhile project, regardless of your politics. The Any Soldier charity aims to get mail to soldiers who don't get very much of it, and families can choose which branch of service, or which location (including non-conflict locations).