This blog post is sponsored by Care.com and the Armed Services YMCA. All opinions are my own.
Our military families have given so much for our country. Military families are the backbone of our country. I am so excited to share this amazing campaign for military families from the Armed Services YMCA.
Military life is very different, and it can also be challenging. The recent health pandemic and economic hardships really illuminated the struggles young military families already face.
This holiday season, join the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) in giving a salute to their service in appreciation of all they do for our country.
I am so excited to share with you that you can help a military family win some much needed extra help by giving salutes! You can read through the stories of the chosen families and choose the family that resonates the most with you.
The military family to receive the most salutes by December 6, 2021, will receive a holiday shopping spree ($500 Visa gift card) PLUS a 3-month premium membership to care.com, courtesy of care.com! The winning family will be announced December 10, 2021.
Read their stories, then give your salute to the family whose strength inspires you most!
Care.com is committed to our military families not only through this campaign but through their passion for providing employment opportunities for military spouses. Military spouses experience unemployment, 6x the rate of their civilian counterparts and care.com can provide employment opportunities for military spouses to take from base to base.
You can donate to ASYMCA on Giving Tuesday (or anytime) to help these military families. Check out how far your donation can go:
- $50 provides a military mom a half-day of child care
- $100 enables a parent and child to attend operation little learners
- $400 sends a child to operation hero after-school program
- $500 sends a child to summer camp
When I checked out the families I realized that I was immediately drawn to the Bragg family of Camp Pendleton, California. They have the same family dynamic as I do with two boys and one girl. The wife is a stay at home mom with Multiple Sclerosis and decided to homeschool their children when the pandemic hit.
She has also become an expert at meal planning and saving on the family groceries since they are only operating on one income. The family was able to receive food from the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) drive-through food program.
“It’s been amazing for us. The food they give is healthy — food that I actually want to feed my family. Food which is healthy, including food that is fresh and expensive — like fresh protein — is really a help to us. Because they provide us with those items, it lets me stretch my budget so I can buy my kids a treat. They love yogurt, and that’s expensive. So to be able to buy little yogurts for them is really nice.”
The Bragg family is one of 4 families that could get YOUR vote! Be sure to salute one (or more) of these families today! We all know what it’s like to need a little bit extra help, and this prize could be super useful to any of these amazing families.