COVID-19 has left all of us seeking out our communities for inclusion and support. From physical communities to the ones, we have made virtually, the act of contributing to and giving back is now more critical than ever.
The advantages that arise from investing in giving back programs go beyond the priority of doing good and enjoying the satisfaction of serving the requirements of others. Charitable work aids companies to strengthen the brand and visibility of the company, to recruit and retain workers aligned with company values, and to promote employee camaraderie as well as rapport.
All people, involving businesses, have the responsibility to make this world a good place. In June 2014, Starbucks, the ubiquitous coffee cafe, declared a free online college program via Arizona State University for any worker working 20 or extra hours per week. Duncan Campbell, an Oregon entrepreneur, began Friends of the kids to offer emotional as well as educational support to at-risk kids, starting with children in kindergarten and progressing with them via college.
Of the children included, 83 percent graduate high school and 93 percent avoid juvenile hall to break the law. Although few leaders and companies receive considerable publicity and well-deserved accolades for charitable work, there are lots of thousands of regular Americans. Your friends or neighbors who donate to programs to make this world a gentler and kinder place. These activities are sponsored by churches, charities, civic organizations, schools. But despite this success and such efforts, programs need to have volunteers as well as financial support. We have enlisted the 7 ways to give back to the community.
Donate clothing and household items
Lots of us have items in our home that we can stand to part with. Take some time to look via your closet, kitchen, and linens for clean well-kept items that you can donate to local charities. Those things will be possibly useless for you but for someone, that can be so great.
Fundraise Without Raising a Finger
Support local nonprofits and schools via passive giving programs. Check with charitable organizations to see if they have fundraising partnerships with area businesses. In a few cases, a business can donate a part of sales to nonprofits businesses during the holidays. Few online marketplaces like Amazon Smile will donate a portion of the buy cost on qualifying products to the charitable organization at no cost to you.
Employ Your Skills to Help the Jobless
Giving back is simple when you apply your own skills and talents. Share your computer software skills and resume-building knowledge with job-seekers at the local library or community center. You can also find ways to extend opportunities to those who are in need. Did you know, as part of his movie contracts, Robin Williams needed to hire 5 homeless people?
Help a child in need
If you want to help children who are in need, you can volunteer through organizations such as Together We Rise, whose improve the lives of youths in foster care. They offer resources to youths who have aged out of the foster care system, and they are welcoming volunteers through our nation. Though they are in Brea, California, there are other volunteer opportunities available nationwide that empower and support kids who are in need.
Volunteer at your local senior living community
Volunteering at the local senior centers as a way to give back to the community may prevent the feeling of isolation and depression amongst specific seniors. Few of the ways you may help involve helping seniors with everyday tasks, keeping them independent and in their own homes. You can help seniors by joining organizations that benefiting seniors that are in need.
Plant a tree
Trees are important not for the environment but to us as well particularly in a time where air pollution is a growing problem. Trees produce oxygen, release and absorb water and absorb carbon dioxide. With every tree planted, we reduce toxicity additionally to encouraging wellness and wildlife.
Recycle your Plastic at a local Recycling Center
Whenever you recycle used materials such as plastic, these materials are then converted into new products. This’s so essential to our environment because it decreases the need to use natural resources and decreases pollution. The best perk that recycling can offer is money in exchange to recycle your plastic material at the local recycling center.
Join YMA CARES Non-Profit’s Efforts!
We have a yearly toy drive that helps families in South Carolina and nationwide! Learn more about the notable steps taken by YMA Cares and support our work.