Monday, September 12, 2011

Ways to Give Back to Your Community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thanks to Walgreens for sponsoring my writing. Help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote.


In the spirit of giving, let's talk about some other ways you can give back in your community donating items and volunteering your time.

DONATE:
- With the economy the way it is and so many people out of work, food is always needed. So donate to your local food bank. I don't know about you but I tend to buy more than I need of an item and if I realize there is no way I will possibly use it before it expires I will donate it. Also to all you couponers, use your couponing addiction to help feed others. See something on sale that you have a coupon for but your family doesn't eat it? Buy it anyways and donate it to those less fortunate. Go here to find your local food bank.

- Are you a good candidate to donate blood? You can find the closest blood drive here.

-Do your children eat as many Cheerios as mine do? Start saving those Box Tops For Education that are on the top of the box. 59 million was earned last year from schools across America.

This is just some of the many brands that have box tops on them. Here is the full list of products.

VOLUNTEER:

- In one of my college classes, we were required to teach a series of lessons through Junior Achievement at a local school. Junior Achievement is a program where volunteers go into the school and teach about entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills and how to be successful in this economy. They have programs from K-12. If you enjoy teaching children, go to their site and sign up to volunteer. They give you all the materials to teach your lessons so you don't have to prepare anything on your own. It was definitely one of my favorite college assignments!

- I have been wanting to volunteer for CASA for awhile now but unfortunately at this stage in my life time does not allow for me to do this but I am hoping to do this once the boys start school. It is a program full of volunteers that advocate for children in the foster care system to make sure that their needs are heard.


Don't forget to help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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