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10 Ways To Spread Holiday Kindness With Endeavors

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Looking to spread #CovidKindness with your holiday dollars? Here are 10 ways to give back in 2020.  

To put it lightly, 2020 has been a tough year for so many. 

As a nonprofit that supports Veterans, homeless families, hurricane victims, and victims of domestic violence, we’ve seen firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people across the country.  

However, we’ve also seen that struggle doesn’t have to be the end of the story.  

Perhaps more than any year on record for Endeavors, we have been tremendously inspired by the resiliency, courage, and determination that our clients have shown in the face of difficulty. 

We’ve seen people lose their homes, jobs, and future plans, only to stand right back up and keep trying, keep pushing, keep laboring towards the life they want… often with incredible results.  

We have also seen our donors, volunteers, and supporters show up more than ever before— making and distributing homemade masks, mobilizing voters, donating food and flowers and gifts, and continually asking, “How can we help more?” 

This holiday season, as we enter the time of celebration and giving, we are seeing a swell of generous people who are determined to prove that, when disaster strikes, kindness still prevails. 

This is why we’ve created a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in spreading #CovidKindness with their holiday dollars. No matter who you are or where you choose to give, we are thankful and inspired by you. 

1. Donate To Our Housing Goods Drive

We are looking for everything from loofahs to microwaves to cleaning supplies for clients of Endeavors Housing Services. These clients often come to us without basic necessities such as food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and bedding. You can donate easily (without even leaving your house!) via our Amazon Wishlist

2. Shop With Purpose With AmazonSmile

Did you know that you can help Endeavors without giving a single cent? If you shop via this AmazonSmile link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to Endeavors. The price of your shopping cart does not go up at all. One click is all it takes to give back. 

3. Support Our Veteran Wellness Center

San Antonio Veteran Wellness Center

For Veterans, making wellness a priority helps create a positive, stable post-military life. Our Veteran Wellness Center will help them make that happen! From mental health to physical health to holistic health, with your donation, together we’ll ensure Veterans receive services that will improve their quality of life, as well as the quality of life for their families, military dependents, and the care community.

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Veteran Wellness Center” on the tab on our Donation page

4. Help Improve Veteran Lives 

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors provide high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans and militarytheir families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay. As providers of more than just mental health care, our Cohen Clinics help Veterans and military families with support and referrals for related needs, including employment, housing, financial assistance, legal issues, and education.

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinics” on the tab on our Donation page

5. Help Mobilize Our Rapid Deployment Teams 

From hurricane shelters to unaccompanied minor care, we provide both the resources and staff needed during times of crisis. Our Emergency Rapid Deployment services have assisted communities in need for nearly a decade! With over 1,600 professional reserve staff located throughout the United States, Endeavors is available to deploy within 72 hours of activation in response to natural disasters, crises, or public health emergencies. 

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Rapid Deployment” on the tab on our Donation page

6. Show Love To Disaster Victims 

Our Disaster Case Management (DCM) services connect emergency or disaster victims to services and funding they may not be aware of, helping them recover after an emergency or disaster situation. From safety shelters and evacuation efforts to home repair, new furniture, and clothing, Endeavors seeks to help in any way we can.

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Disaster Case Management” on the tab on our Donation page

7. Show Crime Victims They Are Not Alone

Through our Safe Services program, we seek to improve the lives of those who have experienced trauma due to crimes committed against them. We respond to the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of crime victims, assist crime survivors in stabilizing their lives after victimization, help crime survivors understand and navigate the criminal justice system, restores a measure of safety and security to crime survivors, and devotes resources to assist victims of crime in recovery. 

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Safe Services” on the tab on our Donation page

8. Help Someone Find A New Home 

For those who are struggling with homelessness, Endeavors’ Supportive Housing program provides support and care to families, individuals, and Veterans. Our programs seek to empower and equip individuals to live strong, healthy, fulfilling lives. These families and individuals receive case management, professional counseling, life skills training, and employment opportunities, allowing them to increase self-sufficiency and family income while decreasing episodes of homelessness and/or acute psychiatric care.

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Supportive Housing” on the tab on our Donation page. You can also donate items via our Amazon Wishlist

9. Give To Employees With Disabilities 

Endeavors Unlimited provides housing, life skills training, and supportive employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Helping those in the program achieve a stable, successful, and self-sufficient lifestyle, Endeavors Unlimited is uniquely capable of providing both commercial services for business and government entities and supportive training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

To give to this cause, simply designate. “I want to support Endeavors Unlimited” on the tab on our Donation page

10. Volunteer with Endeavors

If you’re interested in giving with your time, you can volunteer with one of our programs.! Send an email to [email protected] and we can get you started.

No matter who you are, what holiday you’re celebrating, or how much you’re able to give, we are so thankful for your generosity and kindness. YOU are the reason Endeavors is able to help people in need. 


About Endeavors

Endeavors is a longstanding national non-profit that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families, Veterans, and those struggling with mental illness and other disabilities. Endeavors serves vulnerable people in crisis through innovative personalized services. For more information, please visit www.endeavors.org.

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