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4 Ways You Can Start Helping Your Community And Changing Lives

Turn on the news right now and you’ll see some terrible things happening around the world. What we don’t seem to realize is that there’s terrible things happening right now in our community. It’s easy enough to sweep it up under the carpet, but that will get us nowhere. If we want to see real change in the world we first have to clean up the mess in our own backyard. You need to reach out and help your community. There’s many organizations that realize this is an essential part of improving our lives.

You’ll see them taking part in community projects, or maybe helping out the people who need it the most. This is great because it touches so many lives, but they shouldn’t be the only ones who are trying to make a difference. You could do something as easily as anyone else could. You have the power to change the lives of people who are less fortunate than you. If this is something that interests you we can take a look at some ways you can take action today that would benefit your community.

Use local shops

Anyone can go online and order something from Amazon. It can even be delivered to your door the next day. Some local shop owners have been busting their guts for their entire lives and everything seems to be caving in on them. There’s no way they can ever compete on price with huge companies that come in and steal all their business. If you don’t mind spending a few extra dollars you should put your hand in your pocket and start using their shop. It helps bring the community together like the olden days.

Visit an old person

There’s going to be people in nursing homes in your local area and they don’t have anyone who visits them. They might not have any family left, or people are just too lazy to go. You never know why they have no-one, but I’m sure they would really appreciate you dropping by and spending a little time with them. They would love someone to speak to about their younger days and you would enjoy it. It’s something you don’t have to do, but it’s got to be better than letting them waste their last days wishing it was over sooner.

Sponsor a local team

How many small teams do you have in your local area? All of them are always looking for sponsorship money that allows them to buy new strips, or maybe take the kids away on trips. Some parents won’t have the money and the only people that suffer will be the children. If you give them a little money it means you are helping make their childhood a lot better. There will always be a team or group on the lookout for someone to come along and save the day. Why can’t it be you? You could even get some publicity for your business if that’s what you want.

Attend local festivals

Every community always has local festivals and they are a lot of fun. The only trouble is nobody goes. It’s definitely not the same as years gone past. When nobody turns up it means they don’t make as much money. The only reason they have them is to help the community, so surely you can try going to more of them and lending your support. If you take the whole family along you will have a great day out and the kids will have some great memories. Better memories than sitting in their room and playing computer games all the time.

Edward Walker is a blogger and his blogs deal with random topics, ranging from community help to personal hygiene. He recently held a webinar on churches in london ontario.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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