Giving Back to Community
Guided by the famous saying by Sir Winston Churchill
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
We strongly believe community service is the key element to our future. It is our responsibility, that each individual should leave the world a little better than how they found it. Volunteering your time to support a cause, is something you will never regret. It will enrich your life, familiarize you with your community, and connect you to people and ideas that will positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life. Helping your community is an opportunity for you to grow as a person, and to better understand how you fit into the world around you. volunteering gives people a sense of purpose. The fulfilling feeling of giving back and contributing to society is unparalleled. Giving back is also a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet lots of new people.
Why is it so important to give back to your community?
Spending time enriching your community is a great way to broaden your perceptions of the world. By immersing yourself in a community and surrounding yourself with people who are dedicated to bettering the world, you can learn so much about how the world works. Giving back is also a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet lots of new people. Working alongside individuals who also care about improving their surroundings will allow you to broaden your network of friends. You gain a unique sense of purpose by serving those around you, one which often manifests in other areas of your life. Additionally, it will help you to better understand the circumstances of other members of your community. Having a broad, open-minded perspective of the different walks of life around you will help you to be an effective and empathetic citizen.
Giving back to the place you call home helps to unite the community and bridge some of the social, economic, and political gaps. People skills are not the only skills you will gain through volunteering! Dedicating time to help others will teach you patience, kindness, and resilience. Not only will you improve your communication abilities by working alongside a diverse team of people, but you will also gain a plethora of other experiences that will help as navigate your future. Volunteering may even help you discover a new passion or interest.
What do we do?
We partner with like-minded organizations and institutions that can volunteer and help offer various services to the community. As responsible members, we provide resources, information, and motivation to newcomers, students, professionals, and refugees. Our main goal is to help people from all walks of life, who are in need.
Sometimes giving back to the community is as simple as giving. Whether you have an overabundance of some sort or merely have something others could use, donating makes an immediate difference in others’ lives. From clothes to food to that old cell phone in the back of your closet, in-kind gifts move seamlessly from you to local organizations and into the hands of those in need.
Sometimes it’s easier for you, and the community organization around you, to give cash donations instead of in-kind gifts. Financial philanthropy is also a great way for local businesses to get and stay involved in the community. Choosing an organization and giving a percentage or portion of proceeds each month is both good for their PR and the community.
Giving back to the community sometimes involves bringing people together and working toward a single cause. Instead of donating personal finances or proceeds, local organizations or citizens can plan large-scale fundraising events which raise awareness of a local need, encourage local unity, and bring in lots of money.
Community events can be about more than raising money. Use these opportunities to gather in-kind donations, such as diapers for a new mom, supplies for Old age homes, canned foods for a food pantry, or furniture and appliances for a family whose home was destroyed. Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross both offer local community involvement projects, so check out at email@example.com
If you have more time than money, volunteering may be a more effective and viable way of giving back to the community. Consider places you already spend a lot of time with, such as your child’s school or your congregation. Those who work, and give their time, in these local places can often use an hour or two from volunteers to take extra tasks off their hands.
Recognize Those Who Serve
Giving back to the community can also come in the form of giving to those who serve or have served. Police and fire departments, local military bases, and local veteran’s organizations offer the opportunity to recognize and thank those who help the community and support the troops. You can remember them with treats or donations at the holidays or anytime.
When disasters strike, communities come together to care for their own, effected by the storm, earthquake, flood, or other catastrophe. This is an important time to get involved and give back, as the needs are immediate. The donations needed will depend on the extent and type of disaster – anything from clothes and blankets to a new home or building. Form a disaster response team, if one isn’t already in place, to meet these needs.
Step Up and Ask
If you aren’t sure what to do to give back or where your time or resources could be best used, the first place to start is to ask. Contact a representative at Cansef Organisation by sending an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know about your desire to help. Be specific about what you might be able to do – whether it’s donating your time, offering in-kind donations, or providing funding.
Join with Others
Sometimes volunteering, donating, and raising funds are the most effective and easiest if you join with others, we at CANSEF have already dug the trenches to set up various programs. There’s often no reason to reinvent when you can add your time and resources for gaining reputations in the community.