Oh, how I love this time of the year. From trimming the tree to baking cookies and watching my children open their gifts, I LOVE IT ALL. Tis the season of giving and there are many in need this holiday season, including veterans who have sacrificed so much for us. The DAV Spare Change program is an innovative and festive new donor challenge that kicked off this holiday season and runs into the new year. I am excited to share how easy it is to give back and support veterans this holiday season with this round up to the nearest dollar program.
Last month I shared how you can support our veterans through DAV Vehicle Donation Program. I have partnered with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) once again for a sponsored post to tell you about this new and simple way you can help veterans.
It especially warms my heart when I see companies who give back to veterans. As a military spouse, the companies who give back to veterans all year long I try to support whole heartedly. The DAV Spare Change program warms my heart.
Shop for good to help disabled American Veterans!
Donating your spare change is such an easy way to help veterans in need and you can do it all with a simple swipe for good with each credit card swipe made during the holidays!
How DAV Spare Change Program Works
The DAV Spare Change program makes it easy for you to round up purchases on a credit or debit card on a monthly basis to automatically donate “spare change” to give holiday hope and a brighter 2021 to disabled veterans. Swipe for good with every shopping trip.
From toys for the kids, to dinner with friends, or decorations for the house, the Spare Change program helps veterans of all generations get the benefits they’ve earned through DAV’s no-cost services. For example, a DAV Spare Change donor purchases a toy train for their grandson for $7.84 on a linked debit card or credit card. DAV automatically “rounds up” that transaction to the next dollar and that spare change, in this example, $0.16, is donated to help injured and ill veterans.
Anyone can participate! Just three easy steps:
1. ENROLL. Enroll in the program online. Link a credit or debit card you use for daily purchases.
2. SHOP. Use your card for holiday or everyday purchases, online shopping for the most wanted toys for your kids or grandkids, or a new wreath for the front door. In other words, spend like you normally would.
3. HELP VETERANS. Every purchase made on your card will automatically round up to the nearest dollar and your spare change is donated directly to DAV to give hope to veterans!
WHAT IS DAV?
DAV is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to provide a lifetime of support for Disabled American Veterans of all generations and their families! They are dedicated to making a difference and helping more than one million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
“During their service, most members of our U.S. military missed holidays with family and friends and many now live with the injuries and illnesses as a result of that service,” said Marc Burgess, national adjutant and CEO of DAV. “They made many sacrifices to defend what we hold sacred. We’re thankful to those Americans who will generously make a small sacrifice of spare change to say thank you and happy holidays.”
Small change makes a big impact.
Spare change may not seem like much, but it can really add up. Small change makes a big difference! This program is a simple way for us all to play a part in enriching the lives of veterans who have already given so much to us. Your small change adds up for veterans. I hope you’ll consider this program for year-end donations.
Support DAV Small Change program as a family this holiday season.
Involve your children when signing up for DAV Spare Change program! These days more than ever, as parents we are also teachers. I think signing up for DAV Spare Change program is a great opportunity to sit down and talk to our kids about veterans AND the importance of giving back. I love the idea of making the DAV Spare Change program a holiday tradition for my family, along with our local toy drive.
What a wonderful lesson in philanthropy! There are so many different ways to give back and it doesn’t get much easier than rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. Learn more about the DAV Spare Change Program at https://www.davsparechange.org.