Do you know a military family? Maybe one of your classmates has a mom or dad that is deployed? Now is the time to say “thank you” for the service and contributions family members make—November is National Military Family Month.
Here are five things you can do:
- Potluck at your place. Plan a potluck dinner at your house and invite military families in the neighborhood so they can have a night off from making a full dinner.
- Volunteer your time. Find out if your school has aStudent2Student group, which helps new military students get settled in at the school. You can give tours of the school, invite new students to your lunch group or answer questions they have about life at your school.
- Lend a hand with chores. Is there a military family in your neighborhood who could use help with baby-sitting, yard work or cleaning out the garage? Find out how you can lend a hand with day-to-day tasks when their family isn’t all together.
- Listen. If you have a friend whose mom or dad is deployed, and they need an outlet to talk about fears or frustrations, listen. Try to understand what they are going through so you can find out ways to support them during tough times.
- Say “thank you.” Those two words go a long way on their own.
Jill Musguire is the Marketing Director at Tutor.com and would like to say THANK YOU to all of the military families around the world.