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Giving Back

FIVE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY

Article by NiaDavis

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A strong community impacts us in tremendous ways, participating in local initiatives that positively impact others and foster a sense of connection. I recently started volunteering at a non-profit organization. Being a part of a community has helped me get involved in things that matter and give back. If you're the type of person who likes to get involved. 

Here are 5 ways to get involved in your community

Volunteer 

Volunteering can be based on your interest, say your passion for our furry friends. Well, animal shelters may be a positive route to take. Volunteering efforts can range around 5 hours to 40 hours a week. This is dependent on your schedule. There are a ton of community service opportunities. You can also volunteer in-person and virtually so the best bet here is to align with your interests and passions!

You can find opportunities on VolunteerMatch, Animal Shelter, Foodbanks, Non-Profits, Festivals, Homeless Shelters 

Shop and Spend Locally 

Who loves to shop? Well, what better way than to spend your hard-earned cash on local businesses? When you spend locally you are redistributing money back in your community. Also, the items you purchase from small-business are one-of-a-kind and customized! 


Mentorship 

Do you have a skill you would like to teach others? Maybe you're passionate about counseling or guiding others on different topics like financial literacy, education, health & wellness. Mentorship is a great way to support and guide others on the topics you are an expert at additionally you are positively impacting someone on in their early career or similar interest. You can mentor at your local Non-Profits or Big Brother and Sister programs or local YMCA’s.


Donate 

Have old clothes you want to get rid of..Food you would like to give away…A non-profit you would like to endorse because of its mission... Donating is an impactful way to give if you don't have time. You can donate anything from books to furniture all while helping a good cause. 


Join a Non-Profit

Similarly to volunteering, joining a non-profit is based on your time and interest. Not only can you benefit a nonprofit with your time in-turn you are also making an impact on your community, enhancing your professional skills and expanding your network. 


There is no community without UNITY. Community Service is the next step to directly impact others' lives in a positive way. If you’re looking to join or donate to a non-profit check out WYTV7 . WYTV7-CBN, Inc., is an organization for charity and education with a mission to develop and align as a learning resource tool; that provides educational opportunities for individuals interested in learning from programs offered and the broadcast we produce. 


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For more information check out WYTV7 to make donations or support. 

Donations can be made to support this program @ https://wytv7.fnpcares.com/donate

Contact: Interested in this article reach out to Nia Davis



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