This blog post is sponsored by Care.com and the Armed Services YMCA. All opinions are my own.

There is no doubt that we owe our country’s military our utmost gratitude. I come from a long bloodline of men and women that have served in all branches of the military, which makes me proud to be related to them and their spouses. 

So, what is the best way to honor these heroes and their spouses?

National Military Family Appreciation Month, the month of November, was established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and has received recognition by the U.S. Government every year since. 

How to Help Military Families in Need

In honor of National Military Family Appreciation Month, ASYMCA’s national headquarters has partnered with Care.com in sharing the stories of military families nominated for their inspirational strength and courage. Care.com has a passion for providing employment opportunities for military spouses, which is something we often don’t think about. Military spouses make incredible sacrifices when their armed serviced partners are away on duty. 

While November may be over, but you can still “salute” a family and share why you’re doing so for this amazing cause. These families could use our support in ways that we may not even know they need.

How to Help Military Families in Need

Did you know that…

$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.

In other words, our dollars can go a long way in supporting the needs of our military families.

How to Help Military Families in Need

The holiday season can be tough for military families, so this is the perfect time to give back to our military families. If this is truly the time of giving, let’s give! 

Learn how you can help “salute” by visiting www.asymca.org/how-to-help.

If you are a military service hero or a family of one, I thank you for your service and wish you the happiest of holidays!