This post was sponsored by DAV. All opinions are my own.
The season of giving is upon us, and the notion rings true that it is a far greater gift to give than receive. Christmas shopping looked a little different for us this year, as almost 100% of our shopping took place online. While scoring those special gifts was satisfying, the greatest satisfaction of shopping this season’s holiday gifts was being able to support DAV’s Spare Change program!
Anyone can participate! Just three easy steps:
1. ENROLL. Enroll in the program online. Link a credit or debit card you use for daily purchases.
2. SHOP. Use your card for holiday (or everyday) purchases. Spend as you normally would and know while you’re online shopping for your kids, or purchasing new holiday decor, you’re supporting DAV!
3. HELP VETERANS. Every purchase made on your card will automatically round up to the nearest dollar and your spare change is donated directly to DAV to give hope to veterans!
We took advantage of some of the great online deals on tech this year and loved that each purchase made supported veteran causes. Our family has a strong backbone of veterans from our grandfathers and immediate cousins, to my husband’s childhood best friend. Of all the causes we support throughout the year, this program was the easiest to support. Not only because DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity, but the program allows participants to “swipe for good” with each credit card swipe made during the holidays. DAV automatically rounds up each transaction to the next dollar and donates the spare change, to help injured and ill veterans. That means, when I purchase the hottest skateboard this season for $58.19, DAV will automatically receive $.81 on that transaction! Or when I purchased our traditional Christmas pajamas and new house decor, DAV automatically received $.63 from rounding up the transaction.
To learn more about DAV and their innovative programs that support our Veterans, follow them
2020 brought an entirely different perspective for the world- and our family. We learned that the “things” in life are trivial in comparison to the ones whom surround us. My husband and I took the massive opportunity of 2020 to teach our kids the importance of counting their blessings and most importantly the biggest blessings are those you cannot touch, like family, good health, and friends. Our kids learned that the blessings we take for granted everyday are the wishes of many other children and families. They were just as excited to participate in DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) festive donor challenge to support veterans by donating our spare change!