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There are many veterans organizations in the United States of America which get a percentage of their funding from individual contributors to help them bring a wide range of professional services to homeless veterans as well as those veterans who are in need. Therefore it is very important that you know ways of donating to veterans organizations so that you can be part of the people who are making a difference to the lives of the veterans in need.

One way that you can donate to veterans’ organizations it through annual appeals. Veteran Inc. is an example of a non-profit organization that allows you to support it during the holiday season by donating $100 or more to its annual appeal. 91% of this organization's budget is used for programs and also services for veterans while the remaining 9% is used for administration as well as fundraising activities aimed at raising more money to support veterans.

Another way of donating to veterans’ organizations is by contributing cash and goods. Veterans Inc. accepts money contributions from individuals and goods such as men's and women's clothing, canned goods, dry goods and also vehicles. The organizations usually have wish lists to help you know the goods that you can donate. You can also ask from the particular organization if you are unsure about what to donate and also where to drop the goods. As for the money contributions, many organizations allow contributions by checks, credit, cash and also online donations.

You can also donate a vehicle to the veterans’ organizations. Most of these organizations need vehicles that will enable the veterans to get transportation and also better their chances of being employed. You just need to inquire from the specific organization about the donation procedure. Many people may not have considered contributing durable mechanical equipment which may be very useful to veterans that need them.

If you have hospital beds, used wheelchairs, walkers and scooters you can donate them to veterans organizations that will in turn give them to veterans that need them. The Disabled American Program (DAV) in Minnesota has developed a program known as Donor Connect which helps in connecting people that have used medical equipment with veterans that need those items. These medical equipment help the veterans that were injured at war to function more independently and live on their own.

Some organizations like Veterans Inc. allow you to make donations through endowments. Just like any good investment, the value of the endowment will increase over time. This means that the fund you donated will grow at the same pace with the inflation rate or even exceed the inflation as long as you do not make any further contributions.

So you will not only be making a donation, but you will also be preserving your capital and allowing the money you contributed to grow as time goes by. Other donation mechanisms are via eBay if you are an eBay user and also through Combined Federal Campaign. For eBay donations, a percentage of the sales you make is donated to veterans organization.


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