[POLL] What are the best ways to give back to our communities?

DustiO
DustiO Administrator Posts: 231
edited November 2 in Inspiration

In the spirit of the season, we would love to know what ways you give back to your communities! Share ideas - and if you have a story about giving back, we want to hear it in the comments - and maybe you'll be featured here in the Community!

[POLL] What are the best ways to give back to our communities? 8 votes

Donate financially
12%
HBTCWed_Lakela 1 vote
Donate time
25%
YourtexascleanerElite360 2 votes
Collect or donate items
0%
Mentor
12%
chanellauren 1 vote
Volunteer your trade/craft
37%
SwebbinteriorsDanielGoodpasterMicahf_71 3 votes
Clean your community
0%
Organize a fundraiser
0%
Other
12%
Plumbernick417 1 vote

Comments

  • Other

    I think every situation is different. I think we should all utilize what's is most impactful to whom we are helping. Everyone has different needs. We should spend our time doing what's most meaningful. Whether it is helping an elderly neighbor or donating to your favorite charity it is all good for the universe !

  • DustiO
    DustiO Administrator Posts: 231

    @Plumbernick417 I love this so much, thank you for sharing!

  • Volunteer your trade/craft

    I think volunteering to help the elderly as well as single mothers complete needed home repairs.

  • DustiO
    DustiO Administrator Posts: 231

    @DanielGoodpaster LOVE this! Is this something that you have done? Would love to hear more about helping people complete needed home repairs!

  • Donate time

    I am thankful for my family, my health and my customers.

  • Donate financially

    We really needed to be able to choose more than one because they are all viable. I settled on FINANCIAL under the premise that, hopefully, whatever their need is, they could secure the help if they had the money.

    Since, I now have a craft/service (Ordained Wedding Officiant), and I am blessed to do it full-time, I want to donate it! Perhaps a monthly raffle/challenge on my fb page?

    Any other ideas?

    Lakela

  • Volunteer your trade/craft

    I recently had a woman call me that had just moved to the town where I live. She and her husband bought a townhouse here. When she called me about helping her organize her things, she began explaining what she needed to have done. She didn't get two sentences in and she just started crying. She said that she had just moved in and had boxes everywhere that she needed to go through. The boxes contained her husband's things who had died in his sleep unexpectedly right before they planned on moving. She couldn't even speak she was crying so much. She kept apologizing for crying and I told her not to worry about it. I ended being on the phone with her for over an hour. She had no family and didn't know a single person here. After getting off the phone with her she was on my mind all day. I decided to send her flowers and told her that she could call me anytime for anything and that she wasn't alone. The next day I received a voicemail from her crying again telling me that was the nicest thing anybody has ever done for her. I spoke with her on the phone several more times and ended up giving her one of the puppies we had for sale. She instantly fell in love with him and I think it was the best thing for her. Although she has scheduled and cancelled several times to unpack her husband's things, I am so glad that I got the call from her. Sometimes it isn't about the money. God puts people in our lives for a reason. I think if our community had more time to listen to one another and put the money aside we could help so many people.

  • DustiO
    DustiO Administrator Posts: 231

    @Elite360 @Swebbinteriors @HBTCWed_Lakela You all seriously made me tear up with these responses, thank you so much for sharing, truly.