Molly Brown

Dec 01 2014

Give the Gift of Charity this Holiday Season

Giving Tuesday Unselfie
Giving Tuesday Unselfie

#GivingTuesday #Unselfie

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, 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 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

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?

Molly Brown

About Molly Brown

Molly Brown is Vice President, Commercial Banking at Hills Bank’s Coralville location. She has been at Hills Bank since 2012 helping small businesses and individuals with their banking needs. Molly has two daughters and a black lab named Junie B. She is an active volunteer in her community, serving on boards with Junior Achievement, Old Brick, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, and Team Breast Friends. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Molly can be reached at

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