GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and it’s got us thinking. How can we kick off this giving season with a bang? I mean, there are tons of ways for all of us to give back this year, but where to start?
So we thought we’d help you out and come up with a list of our top 5 ideas for giving back that you can start today!
1. Start a donation campaign.
I get it, you’re super busy but still want to make an impact! Why not start a donation campaign? Share the story of why you care, and inspire others to give to your cause. (And hey, if you pick a cause in the Okanagan you’ll have a chance to win an EXTRA $10K for your chosen organization. Yeah… we’re serious.)
2. Give your time.
Find a local organization that aligns with your values and donate some time to help them as they draw closer to the winter. Maybe that’s serving a warm lunch, helping with an upcoming fundraising event, or simply greeting people as they come through the doors to receive support and services. Whatever it is, sometimes a warm smile goes a long way!
3. Spread awareness.
Talk about your favourite cause, tell your friends and family, and share why it matters for you! Use your words to inspire others to get involved or find a cause they care about too!
4. Host a fundraising event.
A potluck with friends, a karaoke pub night, a hockey game for a cause, or a fancy gala for a great night out. Plan a fundraiser, and raise money for your favourite cause! (Oh yeah… and events are also eligible for the Sprout a Fundraiser challenge, so better get started before the end of the year if you want to win that $10,000!)
5. Donate resources to a local organization.
Maybe that’s food to your local food bank, clothes to a homeless shelter, or toys for a child and youth centre. It’s the giving season after all!
However you choose to give back, remember that you can make a difference, big or small and help make our community an even better place! GivingTuesday is December 3rd, and I don’t know about you, but we’re excited to start giving back today!
Have a question about how to get started? Speak to one of our fundraising specialists and they would be happy to help.