Today is #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. It also highlights giving on the heels of celebrating Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday has inspired a group of people to contribute in some way or another, who may not have done so in the past.
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. Or maybe consider giving up your cup of coffee a couple days a week to help someone in need. 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 for giving back to the Corridor:
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.
HACAP Holiday Assistance
Provide gifts and food to struggling families this holiday season, and help parents create wonderful memories with their children. Visit hacap.org to learn how you can help during the holidays.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
Volunteer with the Salvation Army of Johnson and Linn Counties to help reach their Holiday Campaign goals 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 through donations to children who otherwise wouldn’t have Christmas presents. Select a tag from a tree at participating businesses and purchase toys for a child, or volunteer to help sort, pack, or distribute toys.
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 the United Way of East Central Iowa and the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties to learn more about holiday and volunteer giving.
Help make the Corridor a better place by donating to area non-profit programs for #GivingTuesday to help inspire others!
How will you make a difference this holiday season? Let us know which charities you want to support during #GivingTuesday in the comments below!Source: givingtuesday.org