Giving back to your community is one of the best ways to improve yourself and others. Your giving reflects your own gratitude for your blessings. And service towards your community reflects that same goodness back onto yourself, your family and even your business affairs. No matter who you are, no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, and no matter how tough your situation might be — there’s someone going through something worse.
There are many ways to get in tune with your local community. Giving back can mean helping someone as close as a few blocks away. And even though this is the season of giving, you don’t have to wait for the holidays — just start reaching out to places in need of volunteers and donations. Giving back can be as simple as donating money when you can to local charities, churches and homeless shelters. Volunteer your time and support others who do the same.
Friends of Santa Claus
An example of one such organization — that Hendersonville Tents supports — is Friends of Santa Claus. Founded in 1993, Friends is a non-profit organization located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The organization does amazing work providing emotional and financial support to children with cancer and their families. The organization is run strictly by volunteers. If you’re interested in helping and giving back to the community of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, please visit their website for more information at: FriendsofSantaClaus.org.
Reaching out to such a wonderful communal opportunity helps more than you know. Friends of Santa Claus creates a happy home for families who are struggling through a rough time. Giving back also feeds that sense of happiness within yourself because you realize you were able to help out some people in need.
Check your communities’ local newspapers, magazines and websites to get ideas of places that might be in need during this season of giving — or all year round. Lots of churches and food pantries are in need of non-perishable foods year-round. They tend to get even more requests for help around the holidays.
Giving back to less fortunate families in need of food is a contribution that goes a long way. Every can of food, every check you write and the time spent delivering donations results in blessings for you, the recipients of your generosity and the organizations devoted to helping the less fortunate. Volunteering at local soup kitchens, food pantries, and even homeless shelters are all opportunities available to anyone to give back to your community.
Benefits for Businesses
Businesses can benefit as well by becoming more involved in the surrounding communities. There are many opportunities to allow organizations and groups to use your facilities to promote their own charities. Or on certain days or nights, consider donating part of the profit earned that day to a certain charity or organization. It’s free publicity and a good cause.
By giving back to the local community, you’re providing more connections for your business. Meeting community leaders and employees of local nonprofits works in your favor. You win by earning the respect — and the business — from your new friends, and they win from your generous donations. Leave your politics at the door and look for those organizations that are all about helping children, families and those less fortunate.
And Happy Holidays from your friends at Hendersonville Tents.
Hendersonville Tents is a family-owned and operated company. 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of providing tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, pipe and drapes, tableware, games, specialty lighting, PA systems… everything you need to host a memorable outdoor event. Hendersonville Tents provides a personal touch to your party. Whatever your needs, Hendersonville Tents has got you covered.