Thanksgiving only comes around once a year and this is your chance to give back to those who have given so much!When you are planning this year’s Thanksgiving meal, consider adding an extra plate and chair to your table. As a company that actively supports our military men and women, we ask that you consider adopting a service member to join you and your family for dinner this holiday.Many servicemen and women are unable to make it home for the holidays, including those already on American soil that have duties that require them to stay close to base.
In 2009, the San Antonio, TX area alone hosted 4,295 soldiers that could not make it home for the holiday. These are the men and women we ask you to share your home with and personally thank for the services with a home-cooked holiday meal.Imagine being able to look across the table and personally thank a man or woman that had a hand in making your country a little bit safer, who defended it when your country was put in danger…At any time during your holiday dinner, snap a picture of you and your family with your service member. Post your picture on Shaveology’s facebook page. We will be sharing the images you post to showcase all the men and women who so graciously shared their home with a service member this Thanksgiving.We have resources to connect with you with service members from the United States Marines, Navy and Airforce. Our resources allow anyone from the East coast Valley, San Antonio Metropolitan area, residents around Wilmington, NC; and Great Lakes area residents to connect with a member of the military. If you do not see your location listed, do a quick search for military bases in your area.For those who do not live near a military base, you could participate by supporting or volunteering Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military program, which supplies holiday meals to military families. Just take a picture of your donation or a picture of you volunteering and post to Shaveology’s facebook page.If you would like to house a soldier, but this Thanksgiving is not convenient, Marine Corps Community Services Miramar (MCAS) is accepting applicants from around San Diego, CA to host Christmas dinner for a local marine.Don’t let this opportunity pass you by and don’t let a single service-member spend this holiday alone.