Becoming more involved in your community can give you a deep connection to your neighbors and help you make your neighborhood truly feel like a home. You’ll build lasting friendships while learning new skills and finding new interests. Are you looking for ways to get involved and help your community?
Check out how you can help your neighbors and friends!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and discover what you care about. Every city and town has non-profit organizations, such as animal shelters, voter registration, or food banks, that need help with various tasks. Find a cause that interests you, and get involved!
If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can help your community by supporting local events. Follow blogs and social media accounts in your area to find out about any festivals, concerts, and other family events like outdoor movie nights or street dances.
A great way to support your community is to visit your local farmers market. When farmers sell directly to customers, they collect the entire profit, giving them a bigger profit margin. When this happens, they can put money back into your local economy by hiring more employees. Buying produce directly from a farmer benefits you in many ways, including organic vegetables.
In the same way that buying from farmers can help the economy, so can shopping at local stores and businesses. Skip big box stores or ordering online, and find something unique at a local shop near you.
Non-profit organizations like shelters and food banks always need more resources. Clean out your home regularly, and donate items you no longer need to help those in need around you. Don’t limit yourself to clothing and food; domestic violence shelters give refurbished cell phones to women.
There are so many ways to get involved and help your community—which will you choose?