Tomorrow marks #givingtuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. It’s a celebration of finding a way for your family, community, company, or organization to come together and give to those less fortunate. By visiting GivingTuesday.org, you can show your support for Giving Tuesday by taking a picture, tagging #unselfie, and uploading it to your social media account. They even have templates you can use for your #unselfies like I did!
In addition to giving back yourself, consider celebrating this year by giving the gift of charity in a family or friend’s name as a unique present you will both feel good about. Giving back to the community does not have to mean a monetary donation; consider volunteering your time to a cause you are passionate about or donating household items that need a new home.
Here’s a few ideas in which to give back to the Corridor:
The United Way of East Central Iowa
Find organizations in need of volunteers and other donations such as adopting a family, transporting the elderly, or preparing food boxes for those less fortunate. Visit UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org to learn more about holiday and volunteer giving.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army of Johnson and Linn Counties have a combined Holiday Campaign goal of nearly $1 million this holiday season. If you can’t volunteer to be a bell ringer, then be sure to throw some change into the red kettles. Every bit counts!
Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots
The Salvation Army gives Toys for Tots to children who otherwise wouldn’t have Christmas presents through donations. Select a tag from a tree at participating businesses and purchase toys for a child, or volunteer to help sort, pack, or distribute toys.
The Crisis Center of Johnson County Project Holiday
You can donate money or time to help those less fortunate through Project Holiday’s annual food distribution. Learn more at JCCrisisCenter.org.
Help make the Corridor a better place by donating to area non-profit programs, and share your #unselfie for #givingtuesday to help inspire others!
How will you make a difference this holiday season?Source: givingtuesday.org