Archive for January, 2016

Ways You Can Help Military Families

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 27, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

Many people want to help military families but do not know how. Sure, cash is always needed but all non profit organizations and charities but not everyone is in a position to donate money. Luckily, there are a lot of other ways to help others that are easy to do. There are a number of ways to help military families without breaking the bank.

Things You Can Do that Are Great for Helping Military Families:

  1. Donate clothing. Americans throw away at least 10.5 million tons of fabric a year. That amounts to nearly 70 pounds of clothing per person. All of this currently ends up in landfills around the country where it helps no one. Making charitable clothing donations is a great way to start helping military families. Some organizing experts suggest people go through their closets at least twice a year. If you have not worn a garment for two seasons, get rid of it. Just because you no longer can wear something does not mean that someone else can. This is especially true for kids clothing. When you kids grow out of clothing, give it to a charity.
  2. Donate household items. This can be a great thing to do with duplicate items you have. For example, when you move in with your significant other, you may find that you both have a lot of the same things. How many coffee makers do you need? This way you are helping military families and cleaning your home of useless (to you) clutter. It really is a win-win.
  3. Donate non perishable foods. Do you ever stock up on items because the grocery store is having a “two for one sale” and then find you have 15 cans of cream of chicken soup? Go through your pantry and see if you have items that are still good but are collecting dust. You can donate this to charities who will give them to families in need. Food insecurity is a problem for far too many people in the United States. Donating these items does a lot towards helping military families.
  4. Donate your skills. Are you really good at something? Maybe you are an accountant. Offer to do their taxes. Are you a good writer? Offer to help the charity with its newsletter or write up a press release. If you have a skill, they will have a way to use it. You would be surprised at how much they will appreciate any help you can offer.
  5. Give your time. Many charities just need basic help. They may need help accepting donations, stocking a warehouse or answering the phone. Call local soup kitchens and food pantries. If you have any time you can donate, local charities will find a way you can help out. Start by calling local organizations that deal with issues that interest you.
  6. Promote the charity’s work on social media. Nearly 70% of social media users say that they are moved to act by friends’ posts asking to help charity organizations. After you spend time at an organization, post a message about it on Facebook. Tweet about the experience. Post photos to Instagram. All of these are great ways of helping military families and others in your community.

Remember, all donations for non profit organizations, any donations (it can be food, clothing or other household item) are tax deductible. If you give anything that is worth more than $250, make sure you get a receipt to attach to your tax return. If you cannot make it to the charity, there are other ways to donate. You can arrange a charity clothing pick up from your home or office.

Giving anything to others is a great way to help the environment. Any items you donate will go towards helping military families and others who need help and not end up in a landfill. It is also a great way to make yourself feel good. There are few things you can do that leave you with a more positive feeling about yourself and the world than when you donate to local charities. You do a world of good for your community, your karma and for other people who need your help.

What?s Going on Under Church Steeples

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 27, 2016. Posted in Oak church pews for sale, Second hand church pews, Steeples furniture

Buy church pews

Church steeples have been a staple around the world for thousands of years. In fact, they began to appear after the third century. That is because for the first three hundred years, the practice of Christianity was illegal and people were forced to worship in secret in either their home or the home of a neighbor or friend. However, once houses of worship could be built, they were built with church steeples and had a cruciform ground plan.

While church steeples have been a mainstay for quite some time, church pews have not. For more than 1,000 years, people attending worship services stood and walked around while praying. The first pews were introduced during the 13 th century and were removable stone benches

Love at First Sight Using Online Dating Websites

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 27, 2016. Posted in Background check dating, New dating websites, Online dating site for singles

Safest dating sites

There are a lot of single people out there, 54.25 million in this country alone. The goal of the online dating site for singles is to help those single people find their perfect mate. Online dating is a relatively new option for single people to meet. Prior to the creation of dating websites, single people had to rely on relatives and friends to introduce them to someone, date someone from work or go out to bars looking for dates. The online dating site for singles has changed all that.

Single people like having the option of using online dating websites. When singles dating sites first began, single people were embarrassed to admit they used the sites or went on dates with someone they met through an online dating site for singles. Now 42% of Americans know someone who is or has been an online dater

Why Making Disabled Veterans Donations is A lot Easier Than You May Have Ever Imagined

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 27, 2016. Posted in Donation pick up, Looking for donations, The best charities to donate to

Purple heart clothing donations

There are a lot of noble causes that one can choose to donate to. From supporting those who are survivors and victims of domestic abuse to protecting and raise awareness about animal rights, there are a variety of ways you can show your solidarity and align with those who want to make the world a better place.

However in light of the recent string of terrorists attacks committed by extremist Muslim groups — or according to conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati or New World Order (NWO) — a renewed sense of patriotism has swept the United States and has inspired a growing number of Americans to make charitable donations — especially disabled veterans donations — to a variety of wounded veteran charities.

You might be one of many, many good hearted Americans who are eager to stand i

Keep Waste Out of Our Landfills, Donate Today!

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 24, 2016. Posted in Clothes donation, Clothing donations pick up, Veterans clothing donations

Donate clothes

As the winter season is slowly coming to its end, perhaps it is time to evaluate your closet to see if there is anything you need to throw out. Perhaps there is a coat that you no longer wear, leggings or tights that have grown a bit too tight, or you would just like to clear out some space in your closet. Fortunately for you there are several organizations that pick up donations so you don’t have to go out into the cold. But if you need that extra push to brave the cold here are several reasons why you should consider clothing donations:

1.Lots of Americans Purchase Used Clothing – You may think that no one would ever purchase clothing from a thrift shop, but you’d be wrong. The average American buys 10 p

How to Bring Up The Topic of Assisted Living to My Parents

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 15, 2016. Posted in Assisted living cecil county, Assisted living elkton, Day care for senior citizens

Senior citizen housing

Assisted living homes can be a tough topic when brought up to your elders. but nearly seven of every ten Americans that are over the age of 65 will need long-term care. When the topic arrises, it is important to know that no two senior housing options are alike, and about 84.5% of resident would recommend their eldercare facilities to someone else. Also, assisted living residents are mostly independent and will have 24/7 support available if they find themselves in need.
Assisted li

The 3 Most Important Factors to Consider When Buying or Building a Home

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 15, 2016. Posted in Benefits of master planned communities, Modern home builders, Modern home design

Home builders

If you are looking to buy or build a new home, there are many things to consider. Although many modern homes come with great amenities and accommodations, they may not be right for your family. To find or build your dream home, take these three important factors into consideration for the ultimate in comfort, sensibility, and luxury.

  1. Your Family Size
    When buying a new home or working with home builders, the most important thing to consider is the size of the house and how it will accommodate the size of your family. If you have many children, the

Where Is Your Favorite Place to Donate Gently Used Clothing?

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 12, 2016. Posted in Charities for military families, Charities that pick up clothing donations, Helping families in need

Military order of the purple heart

You are ready to begin the new year. For the very first time you have all of the holiday decorations back downstairs and put away before the tenth of January. In addition, two unexpected snow days right when the kids should have been returning to school gave the whole family a chance to sort through their closets, drawers, and rooms and get rid of the clothes and other items that they were no longer using.
What is usually a stressful and time consuming process, was much easier than anyone would have expected. In the past, you would have gone through everyone’s closets once they headed to school. Then the following weekend the negotiations about what the kids want to keep and what they want to give away would begin. It likely went better this year because the kids are a little older, but

Every day is a great day to dine on your patio

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 9, 2016. Posted in Big green egg dallas tx, Gas logs, Gas logs fireplace dallas tx

Natural gas logs dallas tx

If the last time you used your grill was for a Wednesday night dinner at home with the kids, well, you are not alone.

Homeowners are increasingly using their outdoor patio for more than entertaining on holidays or special occasions. In fact, nearly half (49%) say that their patio is used for grilling weekday family dinners, which is not surprising considering nearly 80% of households report having a grill or smoker. Also, 60% report using their grills year-round.

With so much daily use, buyers are more carefully considering their patio furniture sets, because they want to extend their meal and free time outside. As many as 80% plan to purchase a new outdoor furniture in the c

The Three Most Common Reasons People Call a Local Locksmith

Written by Family Video Coupon on January 7, 2016. Posted in 24 hour locksmith long island, Being a locksmith, Locks and locksmiths

Local locksmith service

The earliest lock found dates back thousands of years and was discovered the ruined Assyrian capital of Nineveh. Primitive locks like these were used extensively by the Ancient Egyptians, who were perhaps history’s greatest engineers. The first all-metal lock appeared between the 9th and 10th centuries in England and became the basis for today’s modern lock-and-key mechanisms. Today local locksmiths continue the trade to help keep everyone’s stuff safe: here are the top three reasons why local locksmiths get phone calls.

  1. Getting Locked Out

    It can be embarrassing, but it happens more often than one might think: in 2012 about 2 million people got locked out of their home in one way or another. Unless one has a handy lock pick and deft hands, many of us are left wit