One of the things that Karuna Massage does that makes us special is that we give 10% of our earnings to a good cause. For our first campaign I chose Hope for the Warriors, an organization that is focused on providing support programs for those who are currently serving, or have served, in our military forces and their families. Here are just a few of the ways that Hope for the Warriors offers assistance:
- For those who are transitioning from military service to civilian jobs, they provide training to help prepare them, such as resume writing and interviewing skills.
- Scholarships are available for spouses and caregivers of military personnel, who are often called upon to assume more of the burden of caring for their families.
- Health and wellness services are available including services for the entire family, short-term financial assistance for those who were injured in combat, counseling and other clinical support services, and support specifically for caregivers.
- A variety of sports and recreation opportunities are available, including outdoor adventures for service members and the Run for the Warriors series.
One of the reasons that I selected this particular organization is because of their focus on health and wellness services for both service members and their families. Massage therapy falls into this type of category and, as you probably know, massage is great for assisting our bodies in dealing with stress and healing. Our military men and women, and their families, can definitely benefit from this type of self-care.
Another reason that I selected Hope for the Warriors is because of the excellent rating that they received on Charity Navigator. This site scores charities on their financial responsibility and accountability, and it shows what percentage of the program’s expenses are actually used toward the programs and services it delivers. Hope for the Warriors received the highest score in this last area of any of the military charities that I looked at, with over 80% of their money going toward the programs they support.
Currently, we have reached the halfway point of our first giving campaign and I am really excited to be working towards helping this organization! Want to get involved? All you have to do is make an appointment! You can take care of yourself, while also helping take care of others – something that you can definitely feel good about.♥