In the spirit of giving, everyone can do something to benefit their community.
Besides, it doesn’t necessarily have to be financial handouts.
Participating in community projects, feeding the needy, and providing training sessions are ways to give back to the community.
Below are creative and fun-centric ways to give back to the community:
1. Donating Blood
Globally, over 2 million people die yearly from blood loss, resulting from auto accidents, burn accidents, transplants, and surgery. Most of these lives could have been saved if there was enough blood in the blood banks. Thus, donating blood is an act of benevolence that can go a long way in saving a life.
Blood donation isn’t anything complicated as it takes less than 10 minutes. However, not everyone can donate blood. Thus, before donating blood, it’s important to research what not to do before and after giving blood, as well as any possible side effects.
2. Toy or Food Drive Event
An underprivileged family or child can’t forget when someone chips in with an opportunity that could secure them a meal or basic supplies. Throwing a food or toy drive event is a fun way to engage with the community and provide the underprivileged with basic supplies. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a sole responsibility. Partnering with friends and family or even an NGO (non-governmental organization) still counts as giving back to the community.
Therefore, call on friends, well-wishers, neighbors, and family to contribute unwrapped toys or canned foods for the children in the community. Posting flyers at community centers, workplaces, or neighborhoods can help in getting more contributions. Additionally, consider sharing the event details on social media to involve more well-wishers.
3. Visit Seniors in Assisted Living Communities
Seniors in assisted living communities rarely get visits from anyone else besides their family and friends. These people miss the compassion from the community, and while they may not say it, a visit from someone they have never seen before could light them up. It makes them feel loved by the community and gives them a reason to smile.
Giving back to society comes with a feeling of self-satisfaction alongside getting someone closer to the people around them.
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