Pacific Islands

SSVF – ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cheer and Compassion

By Ciera Tamayo, Outreach Specialist

Happy Holidays from the Pacific Islands familia!

The holidays are filled with family gatherings, festive décor, and an abundance of laughter. While we envision the holidays to be merry and bright, this time of the year may be difficult for many of our Veterans. This holiday season, help spread cheer and support to those in need.

We hope that we can inspire others to lend a hand. Within us, we have the powerful ability to show compassion to those who selflessly served. The holidays provide endless opportunities to show small acts of kindness. To the right are some ways we can spark warmth in others.

Our WestCare family tirelessly serves the most vulnerable groups in our communities. However you celebrate the holidays, we hope that you let your giving nature and compassionate heart lead the way.

Your generous contributions of non-perishable items or hot meals can make a Veteran family’s dinner together more joyeous. You can share your home-cooked spread through pre-packaged plates or connect with a local Veterans organization that’s hosting a food drive.

Grab a family member or friend and give the gift of time by volunteering. Not sure where to get started? Reach out to your local Veterans organizations to know what events they’re hosting. A Christmas carol, bell ringing, or your local soup kitchen can always use the extra hands.

Opening a gift filled with necessities can bring much needed cheer. A care package for the Veteran and their family is one of the many ways your present can go beyond the season. Want to add a personal touch? A homemade festive card will surely brighten their day.

By WestCare

We're a family of nonprofit organizations providing a wide spectrum of health and human services across the United States, 3 U.S. territories, and 2 Republics.

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