Military and Veterans

10 Ways to Help Military Caregivers

What is a military caregiver? Military caregivers are the people who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. The support of these caregivers plays an essential role in the recovery and rehabilitation of the military personnel and improves their quality of life. Caregivers can be parents, siblings, spouses, or other people who care for military personnel. There are an estimated 5.5 million military caregivers in the...Read more

Living History

What You Are Doing Interview a senior citizen, veteran, or grandparent about their role in wars, and help document their lives and stories for future generations. Why it matters! Life looked very different for people who are now senior citizens. Some of these people were born during, or even fought in, World War 2, The Korean War, The VietnamWar, the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. While history books can tell us the outcomes of these wars,...Read more
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Collective Thinking

Too often in life, we focus on the things that are going wrong, or making us feel bad. But that doesn't have to be the case! Challenge your community to remember and reflect on the fact that the world is full of kindness, love, and compassion by holding a brainstorm to reflect on how they are making a difference in their school, community, or world, and they'll be able to see everyone else's responses!Read more

Cards for Troops

This project was created by 2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero, Remington Youngblood. Replicate his project using the details provided below. Description of Remington's Project Make cards with messages of thanks for servicemen and women deployed overseas. Remember, telling our troops how much their service means to you offers them hope and inspiration! Encourage classmates to write and make several letters and cards. Interesting Fact Did you know...Read more

Boxes Of Love

This project was created by 2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero, My'Kah Knowlin. Replicate her project using the details provided below. Description of My'Kah's Project My'Kah filled boxes with items that she felt servicemen and women could use while stationed overseas such as crossword puzzles, decks of cards, snacks, phone calling cards and warm socks. She sent her "Boxes of Love", each including handwritten notes, to Marines in Afghanistan...Read more

The Scarf Project

No military in the world's history has been as widely deployed as the United States. The United States has military personnel in about 150 countries, covering 75% of the world's nations.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

Calling Cards for Troops

Did you know that the price of calling home is costly for many of our servicemen and women. The average roaming fees from Afghanistan are $3.99 a minute. Help collect cellphones to pay for calling cards for US troops. Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project. Click on the link to download project instructions: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.Read more

Shelter Readiness

Lend a helping hand to support homeless shelters so that they can better serve your community in times of need. Did you know that war veterans make up 40 percent of homeless men. When a natural disaster strikes, homeless shelters provide many families with a place to sleep during the transition. Download Project Instructions Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project. Plan...Read more