Make Christmas cards, drawings, or letters for veterans, first responders, deployed troops, wounded soldiers, caregivers, and new recruits. This may seem like a really early time to be doing this, but the letters can take months to be screened and delivered. It doesn’t have to be a holiday greeting…letters are accepted and delivered year-round. For the United States, more info is here. The founders of Operation Gratitude say that letters are the most requested and well-received items in their care packages. Your words mean more than anything to someone you don’t even know. Click here for ideas of who to write to and what to say.

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