One of the things that I love about Everyday Conversations is just that, the conversations it inspires. The whole purpose for the team and contributors writing everyday is not only for you to get to know us, but for us to get to know you!
With that said, my favorite part of May is easily the fact that it's military appreciation month. I mean, other than the fact that the April showers are gone and the May flowers are here. That's pretty hard to pass up. But, the military holds a special place in my heart. A lot of my family has been active in some branch or another, defending our country. I've prayed for homecomings and safety more times than I can count. So, a month dedicated to those who serve seems like a pretty good month to me, yes? Yes.
I wanted to take advantage (the good kind, not the bad kind) of this month, though, and let you know of the organization that we work with to support our Patriots. For those of you who don't know, we are committed to giving at Live It Everyday. We believe that it is vital to give as we go and make a contribution above ourselves. Because of that, we give 11% of the money from each shirt to a charity or organization in that design's category. For our patriotic apparel, we give 11% of the income from that shirt before taxes to Homes For Our Troops, an organization committed "to build[ing] adapted homes for severely injured Veterans across the nation to enable them to rebuild their lives." Supported by people like Wynona Judd and Jacob Tamme, HFOT has an A rating on Charity Navigator, the site through which Live It Everyday finds the charities. If you're looking to support Homes For Our Troops, click here, or go on ahead and pick up a Patriotic tee for the Fourth (men, women). Your friends, well, they'll be almost as jealous as when you blow them out of the water with that fantastic firework display you've gone across the border for. Yay Fourth of July!
Stay tuned: next month, we've got some SUPER EXCITING things planned with HFOT. Keep watching Everyday Conversations, and as always, keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates! We love to hear from you!
See ya, Haley