WEEK 39 OF ACTION – GIVING BACK (PART 3 OF 4)
“Devote yourself to your community around you and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning” – Mitch Albom.
Growing up, I was raised that I don’t need – I want. There are a number of things that I want, but when it comes down to it, I really just need the bare necessities in order to survive. Some people are not blessed with even the bare necessities. In fact, there are families in our community that will not participate in this holiday season, simply because they cannot afford it.
The circle of giving brings out the best in all of us. When we give, the benefits are endless. Research shows that people who give are happier, more fulfilled and more empathetic. Giving leads to even more gratitude, this then leads to more giving. Generosity helps create a better world and unites us all.
This holiday season think of others and what they need. Listed below are wish lists from some of our partner agencies, please consider shopping for them this holiday season. True holiday spirit is about giving to those in need. Not the kind of giving that drains your bank account. It’s the kind of giving that comes from the heart.
Alzheimer’s Community Care provides specialized care to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and supports the need of caregivers.
The Boys and Girls Clubs is dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment.
Catholic Charities serves and advocates on behalf of those persons who do not have a voice or power to help themselves. Their mission is to help those who are most poor and vulnerable in the Diocese of Palm Beach.
It’s Monday – Let’s GIVE BACK!
Please share with us how you made your week count. No, it doesn’t need to take place on Monday, Monday just gets us excited about what the week has to offer, what we (ourselves) have to offer.
- Follow us on:
- Look for the weekly theme on all of our social media throughout the day on Mondays
- Photograph, video, post, tweet about your experience
- Remember to tag @PBUnitedWay and use the weekly hashtags
We have an AWESOME community, let’s embrace it, make an impact – SO HELLO MONDAY, LET’S DO THIS!