Giving Back: Ways to Thank and Help Your Community
There are different ways to give back to your community, and you should consider doing some of them. It’s good not only for your community but for your business, as well. As a matter of fact, giving back is actually one of the best ways to market your organization and its products.
Why you should give back
There may be business owners who question the move, but giving back isn’t always about passively donating money to charity. It can also be about active participation in ways to help your community aside from giving cash. As a local business, it is your community that is your first – and perhaps only – source of business. Without local people, your company may not flourish; it might not even last long. So even before achieving your goals, think about participating in ways to uplift your neighborhood.
How to do it
Participate in food drives. There are food banks in many areas. If there aren’t any in your own community, you may start one, and other businesses can join in your effort. You can all pool together food items that do not easily expire, such as canned food, for donating to charity or to victims of a recent natural disaster.
Adopt a school. Your local schools deserve some help too. Find out what they need and see how much help you can give. For example, buy school chairs from School & Office Direct .com and donate them to the school. Sponsor their basketball team’s uniforms or transportation when they visit other schools for a game. You can even sponsor the tuition and other needs of deserving students.
Help out at the local garden. If your community has a vegetable garden, you and your employees can donate seeds and some of your time. Aside from helping grow vegetables, you can ask your employees to volunteer, as well. It’s great for building teamwork.
There are many ways to exercise your social responsibility. As your community is likely to be involved in your success in business, giving back to it is the right thing to do.