Here at Career Step we do a lot with the military community. From educating spouses about the MyCAA program to our participation in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, we try to do the best we can to support military service members and their families. This month, in celebration of Military Family Appreciation Month, you can help us give back even more! For every referral enrollment in the month of November, we’ll be donating an additional $50 to the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple initiative.
You don’t have to do anything extra to participate in this donation drive, and you’ll still receive your referral payout—but you can also enjoy the feeling of knowing that your hard work is going a little farther. Each referral enrollment from November 1 through November 30 will result in a $50 donation.
Our donations to the Military Family Association will go to the Operation Purple program, which hosts a number of camps for children with a deployed or recently returned military parent. The camps focus on teaching children coping skills for dealing with the extra stresses of a parent absent due to deployment. Operation Purple camps also give kids a break from being different because their parent is deployed; at camp they have the chance to meet other kids who are dealing with very similar situations.
Here are a few quotes from camp participants, parents, and volunteers so you can get an idea of what these camps do:
“The best thing about camp was how everyone was different but we were all military kids, so we all fit in!”
“My husband is deployed to Afghanistan. Operation Purple camp helped our kids accept a situation that they have no control over. They have life-long memories that they will treasure and it gave me a much needed break. Were it not for the generosity of your organization all this never could have happened.”
“I was awestruck when I visited the camp to see the campers, who just days before had been strangers, encouraging and helping one another. These kids bonded quickly and were given the opportunity to learn stress and coping strategies, learn a little about military culture and most of all have fun and make new friends. Thank you for your support and dedication to the youth of American’s military, our future!”
We’re really excited about this opportunity to help support military families—and we hope you are too! Celebrate National Military Family Appreciation Month with us, and let your contacts know that their enrollment can improve their lives as well as help children of military families this month!
For more information on the National Military Family Association, view their brochure here.