Community and the Season of Giving
The “Season of Giving” has become a popular catch phrase or tag line in many commercials and appeals for holiday donations. It’s a good concept and an important reminder to look beyond ourselves and immediate families, to share with those who, for any number of reasons, have less of life’s bounty to enjoy.
As Americans we are blessed with abundant choices. This is no less true when it comes to finding a group, association or organization whose main mission is helping others and so doing helping each of us have a little nicer world in which to live. Despite all the ways we have of receiving information these days, we are often unaware of the needs that exist right in our community. Look around and you may be surprised to find a need you can help with close by.
You can support the ongoing needs of our homeless and hungry, our youth and seniors, our ill and isolated, our cancer fighters and survivors, our first responders, our active duty military and veterans, our animal rescue teams, and the list goes on. They all need your help all year long. Whether you send a check, donate goods or services or volunteer your time, it all counts. It all helps.
We as businesses, large and small, are usually good at getting our messages about the quality, convenience or price of our products out to our publics, but can forget how important it is to demonstrate our sense of corporate citizenship in the communities in which we operate. No matter the size of your enterprise, let those in your community see you for the neighbors you are.
For us, at ReaLifeSim, we are proud to be supporting a military unit throughout their overseas deployment. We challenge each of you reading this to choose to help! Remember it’s not the size of the gift, sometimes not even the item itself, but the simple fact that someone is thinking of them and cares enough to share their time. It’s your gift of love and hope that makes the difference.
Here’s to making a New Year’s resolution that includes a year-long “Season of Giving”! Start today. After all, today is “Giving Tuesday”.