Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Giving Back

Those who devote their lives to serving our country, children, and neighborhoods are giving back. They have answered the call to serve.
~Jennifer M. Granholm

In our family, we have a birthday tradition of letting the birthday celebrant pick a place to make a donation. Earlier this year, my oldest gave hers to Hungry for Music. This year, my pick was Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon "unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams."

I worry about our veterans.

Another organization for vets --
When my grandmother died earlier this year, I made a gift in her memory to Pets for Vets. My grandfather was a WWII vet, and both he and my grandmother loved dogs.


Linda B said...

Thanks Tabatha, what a nice tradition. We are giving more 'giving' gifts in our family too. Is it your birthday, or are you just sharing?

Tabatha said...

March 6th is my b'day. I almost shared a "this is me at 43" photo, but I didn't want to mix something frivolous with something important :-)

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Well, happy birthday to you! This is a great cause...our vets are in bad shape, and I simply cannot understand why there isn't a greater hue and cry about the injustice of this.