I am very excited to be talking about the importance of giving back to your community today on the blog. I have always enjoyed getting involved in my community through different programs in high school, and then in college. Today though I really want to talk about how you can use your best skills to help those in your community. For example, I have a high skill set in fashion, and styling outfits. So I can give back by volunteering to help women find a great interview outfit to help them find a job to support their families.
My grandmother has always impressed me with her attitude toward giving back to the community. She has reached an age where it is difficult for her to volunteer at planned organizations. But she hasn’t let that stop her from giving back. She has always had a love for children’s books, and her grandkids are sadly way beyond that age point. She found a way that she can use her love of children’s books, and giving back to the community. She carries children’s books in her purse with her whenever she goes out. If she sees a family with a young child, she approaches them and offers to give the child a book and talks to the parents about the importance of reading. The kids always love it, and the parents think the act of kindness is so sweet. I think this is the perfect example of how we can all give back to our own communities in our own unique way.
Now let me tell you a little more about the “Band Together” campaign from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Through this program they are planning to donate a total of $2million to help support three important causes in our communities: health, home, and hunger, some of these non-profits include (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and Feeding America or Food Banks Canada).
How can you help?
You can help by easily voting for your choice of which cause you would like the Jewelers Mutual to donate to (voting is open between July 11- and July 31 11pm CT). The cause that receives the most votes will receive a $1 million donation from Jewelers Mutual, the runner up $700,0000 and then $300,000 to third place.
If voting just for the sake of helping the cause isn’t enough, throughout the three-week campaign, voters will be entered in for a chance to win weekly jewelry prizes from STACKED New York. Each week, one lucky winner will receive a set of 3 stacking bands ($450 retail value). Vote daily to increase your chances of winning!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.