When we talk about giving back to the community, any small or big action can make a great transformation. Either you’re volunteering at your community food bank or giving money to a needy person that creates a positive impact in your town. During the celebration of World Kindness Day, discover and learn how to improve where you stay.

Volunteering your free time to champion a cause you’re passionate about is something you’ll never regret. It helps you familiarize yourself with your local community, get ideas, enrich your life, and link you with people. Assisting in your local area is a great opportunity for you to grow as a person and better understand how to fit and adapt to the world around you.

Why Giving Back to the Community is Important

Giving back to the community gives you a great sense of purpose. You wake up every day, having in mind you’re about to do something productive and meaningful. It helps you look forward each time to effect positive change to people who have touched your life and hearts. It’s a mesmerizing and indescribable feeling that l would constantly wish everyone can experience.

Below are meaningful and simple ways to give back to the community and start your journey of creating positive impacts.

Donate Blood

Do you know that donating your blood is like giving someone a gift of life? If you didn’t know, then now you know. You can donate blood to hospitals or NGOs like the Red Cross. It only takes like 30-40 minutes to give that valuable resource that can help save lives during medical emergencies or medical procedures.

Although, as much as some folks can donate blood, others can’t, maybe due to their poor health conditions. If you’re under the latter category, don’t worry! Because there are numerous other ways to give back to the community. But if you’re able to donate, please make sure to take part when there are openings around you. Perhaps you have a spacious and big enough office the better, you can think of hosting a blood drive.

Joining a Community Garden

It’s important to improve and conserve the environment around us. To do that, you can take a plot in your community garden. This is an incredible way to plant fresh produce and teach a new skill to others in the community. Also, you can volunteer to assist in maintaining unclaimed common lands or group up fellow gardeners in the area to create your garden for others to enjoy.

Build or Buy a Home for a Needy Person

Building a home to the less fortunate or people living with disabilities in your neighbouring town is another way of giving back to the community. There are NGOs like Habitat for Humanity, which are always looking for volunteers who can help in construction. They also take donations of appliances, furniture, and other housewares to give to those in need.

Participate in Disaster Relief

Normally, when disasters like the storm, floods, earthquakes, or other catastrophe strikes, most communities gang to protect and help those affected. This is the best time to participate and give back, as the needs are immediate. Generally, the donations required will depend on the type of disaster and the extent of the damage.

Promote Local Businesses

Promoting your local business is another amazing way to support and improve your community. Normalize purchasing your staff from the local shops or markets as often as possible. Most sales training blogs recommend setting aside an area in your website to link to your most favorite local markets. Cross networking with non-competing companies with similar markets helps you reach more people and help out other local business owners just like you–a win-win!

Organize a Community Clean-Up

The local park is one of the most used places. Communities gather there most of the time, either for leisure or other activities. Hence, it’s likely to be mostly dirty or messy. Form a community group to clean-up, paint park benches, pull weeds, gather litter, and more to make the area look more beautiful. Your environment and the neighbors will thank you!

In Summary

Hopefully, one of those suggestions matches your attachments and inspires you to involve yourself in the community. Remember, your community will always be stronger when you volunteer. So, start giving back today!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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