Veterans: Rucks for Rough Riders

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Help a homeless veteran with this winter weather gear kit and homemade lip balm. This downloadable project plan includes everything you need to create a winter weather gear kit and lip balm for a highly screened nonprofit.

An estimated 40% of homeless men are veterans, which leads to nearly 200,000 homeless veterans each night. Why is there a problem of homelessness among veterans?  According to the Baltimore Station, veterans suffer a special kind of trauma, often returning to society with the effects of combat – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – and may turn to self-medicating to cope with the effects of stress.

During the winter months cold can be the number one hazard of people on the street - that's where you come in! Your Project Plan includes everything you need to put together a winter weather gear kit - as an optional extra, you get a tutorial to make imitation Burts Bees Lip Balm, a highly-coveted item on the streets.

This project includes resource links, an overview of the issue, and the details on the Aina-Approved organization you are helping. BONUS: This project also contains a Lesson Plan and a Talking Points sheet for you teachers and community organizers! This craft is easy enough for children as small as 4 to tackle. It's the perfect craft for any parent, civic group, or church leader. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the idea of veterans and homelessness, make a very cute (and fun) craft to help fine motor skills, and do something very positive for the heroes of our country.

You will receive a download with all of the steps to create a winter weather gear kit and lip balm for a homeless veteran.
An Information Sheet about the issue and the Aina-approved organization, a Resource Sheet, and Hostess How-To Guides (for group organizers) are included. BONUS: This project includes a Lesson Plan and Talking Points Sheet for Teachers and Community Organizers
This project falls under the Cause Category of: Community/Veteran Support.
Resource links, related books, websites, videos, and films are also included - Aina projects are excellent for playdates, book clubs, and ladies nights in!

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