Uncluttering and supporting veterans

A few years ago, we talked about organizing and donating military memorabilia. This year, in honour of Remembrance Day, we’d like to discuss a few other ways you can unclutter and support the proud veterans that have served their country.

Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts ALL makes, models, and conditions of cell phones and smart phones including new, used, broken, or cracked.

You can donate an RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle to Wounded Warriors Canada. The vehicle will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition and location. The funds go directly to Wounded Warriors Canada and the donor is provided a tax receipt. In the U.S., Vehicles for Veterans offers a similar program.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) will pick up used clothes and household goods at your convenience and use them to support veterans’ programs. Simply visit their website to schedule a pick-up.

Unclutter all those hotel and travel points you collected and will likely never use before they expire. Donate the points to support veterans! In the United States, Fisher House Hero Miles Program provides round-trip airline tickets to service members (and their families) who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center. They also accept points from various hotel chains. In Canada, the Veterans Transition Network can use your Aeroplan miles help veterans in remote areas get to the services they need.

We have recently learned that the U.S. Military Combat Camera History & Stories Museum is in the process of collecting donations of items such as paintings, drawings, film and still cameras, and video cameras from combat camera soldiers of the United States and NATO countries. If you have these items to unclutter, please connect with them.

If you’re busy uncluttering this weekend, please take a silent two minute break and remember those who served. Je me souviens.

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