Helping others is pivotal to the wellbeing of ourselves and others. It’s a practice that rewards both intrinsically and extrinsically, and that has the power to change lives for the better. While contributing to your community is one of the best things you can do with your time, it isn’t always easy to know where to start, or how to make sure you are having the most impact possible.
Don’t worry! There are in fact a plethora of ways you can get involved in your community this year, the top five of which we’ve listed in the following.
1. Volunteer Your Time with a Local Charity
Volunteerism is a great way to contribute to your community and see first-hand how charitable acts can make changes for the better. From manning a booth at a community festival, to helping prepare dinner for those who are experiencing homelessness, to handing out donated books to children at the library, there’s plenty of ways to get involved.
2. Donate Financially to a Cause in Need
One of the most common and effective ways to get involved in your community and make a lasting difference is through a financial donation. Financial and physical donations are essential to every charitable operation’s functioning, and can be a great thing to contribute when looking to support their cause.
3. Organize a Team from Work
While not all employers will be able to donate financially, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to get their workplaces involved. Whether it means donating commissions from sales, allowing employees time off for volunteer work, or asking staff members to come up with creative ways of raising awareness for the cause, asking your employer can go a long way!
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4. Encourage Your Children’s School to Get Involved
Schools are a great place to start when it comes to getting young people involved. It is important that children have a strong understanding of their community and how to contribute, as well as the innate need for all human beings to help those in need.
Whether it means organizing a fundraiser, local volunteer work or simply informing students about different charitable organizations, schools are a great way to ensure that children have the opportunity to get involved.
5. Share on Social Media
Social media is an incredible tool for spreading the word about charities! From tagging important organizations in your posts, to sharing articles and images on different causes, social media can be a great way to increase awareness for those in need.
Get Started and Make a Difference
Though there are many ways you can contribute this year, each of these five options offers an easy, immediate solution towards doing good! Without the generous contributions of people like you, charitable organizations would simply not be able to survive. Make sure that you are included among those who are making a difference.
Get Involved with Kits for a Cause
Are you looking for a fun and easy way to give back to your community? Why not plan or attend a kit packing event with Kits for a Cause? From families, groups and schools, to corporate, faith-based organizations and more, we can help your group plan an effective kit packing party and give back to a charity or cause in need.