Jan. 3, 2019

Get Involved in Your Community this New Year


As New Year’s resolutions start piling up, it’s easy to lose track of everything you want to accomplish this year. Aside from diet and exercise, one of the growing trends is a movement towards activism and philanthropy. We should all do more to make the world a better place, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Here are a few simple ways to support the causes you care about and involve your community:

1. Volunteer

Involve your community through volunteerism! Volunteering can be a great way to positively impact the world around you. You can also connect with other people who care about the same cause you do. Whether you’re planting trees, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or assembling Bike Build, there are lots of ways to make a difference. Foster Love - Together We Rise hosts lots of volunteer events throughout the year, and you can take a look here.

2. Fundraise

If you don’t have time to volunteer, fundraising is another fun way to contribute to your favorite cause! To raise money, you can host a bake sale, car wash, movie night, or potluck, just to name a few. You can also organize a profit-sharing event with a restaurant if you want to have your cake and donate it too. Foster Love - Together We Rise can even help you start your own fundraiser page! Click here to learn more.

3. Get Others Involved

The more, the merrier! It’s so much easier to change the world when you all work together. By teaming up with friends and family, you can all support the cause and help each other out. You can even ask your boss or coworkers to set up a company charity event in support of your cause. Philanthropic team-building activities are our specialty, and we would love to help you and your workplace give back!

4. Donate your Birthday

Perhaps the easiest way to change the world is to donate your birthday! By asking friends to donate rather than buying presents, you can make a positive impact with just a couple of clicks. Of course, you can always donate year-round too.

5. Spread the Word

Encourage other people to give back any way they can! There are so many ways to make a difference, and they’ll all help make 2019 your best year yet. Share this article to inspire others to be more philanthropic this year.

Involve your community and be the change you want to see! To learn more about opportunities for volunteering, visit https://www.togetherwerise.org/volunteer-opportunities/

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