You Don’t Have to Have Time to Give Back

Posted on Mar 06, 2020

Not everyone has the time to run a collection drive, volunteer at an event, or write letters and cards. For those who want to give back in some way and are short on time, contributions are just as good.


Here at Soldiers’ Angels we believe in the power of volunteering and the impact it has on people. All of our programs are based on the simple premise that little things can have a huge impact. A letter, a pair of socks, a visit to the hospital... These seemingly small acts of kindness create little ripples that continue to build and grow. But not everyone has the time to run a collection drive, volunteer at an event, or write letters and cards. For those who want to give back in some way and are short on time, contributions are just as good. 

Why donate?

Our volunteers (aka “Angels”) are the heart of our organization, but donations are the lifeblood. Monetary donations keep our programs running, they help us pay for supplies, send care packages, cover costly shipping overseas, and maintain a sustainable organization that supports service members, veterans, and military families. In our 17 years, we’ve provided food assistance to tens of thousands of veteran families, given more than $173.6 million in aid, sent 1,877,309 letters and over 907.935 care packages to our deployed soldiers, and we have provided direct support to our military members in over 33 Veteran Administration’s hospitals in the U.S. That’s a lot of activity! We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our donors. 

What it means to give back

What kind of impact does your donation have? Every little bit matters. 

  • $10 – covers the cost of a meal and transportation for a veteran at the VA Hospital

  •  $15 – covers the cost of a hygiene kit for low-income veterans

  • $20 - covers the cost to ship one care package overseas

  • $50 – covers the cost of 3 non-perishable boxes lunches to be given to veterans in need

  •  $100 – covers the cost of a meal during the holidays for a family whose loved one is deployed

  •  $500 – covers the cost of a luncheon for 75 veterans receiving specialized rehabilitation services

  •  $1,000 – covers the cost of sending 30 holiday stockings to deployed service members in combat zones

  •  $2,500 – covers the cost of a monthly Mobile Food Distribution to serve 200 low-income veterans and their families with up to 75 pounds of food

 

Why give to Soldiers’ Angels?

It’s unfortunate but not everyone who runs a nonprofit organization does it with integrity. You work hard for your money and want to ensure that the donations you make actually go towards the efforts you intend to support. We can say with absolute confidence that donations made to Soldiers’ Angels go directly to our programs. You don't have to take our word for it - we have proof!  

Soldiers’ Angels believe in full transparency as an organization. We ...

  • Hold a 96.5% efficiency rating (the percentage of giving that goes directly to our service members and veterans, which means $0.965 of every dollar goes to our programs)

  • Have a 4-star ranking with Charity Navigator

  • Rated as one of the top nonprofits by Great Nonprofits for the past seven years

  • Meet all 20 accountability and transparency standards with the BBB’s Give.org

  • Are a GuideStar Platinum Participant 

 

Read more about accreditation and efficiency ratings here.

 

How to Donate

There are multiple ways to donate to Soldiers’ Angels and any way you choose is tax deductible. (TAX ID# 20-0583415 AND CFC #25131)

Soldiers' Angels

2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107

San Antonio, TX 78218

You can also encourage friends to join in and create a fundraiser through your Facebook account! All you have to do is head to your Facebook account, click the “Fundraisers” option on the side panel and follow the prompts.