Spread the Love: Donating and Volunteering

posted 2/18/2015 in General

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don’t often talk about being a community bank on our blog, but it is truly the foundation for who we are at Lincoln Savings Bank. “Passionate Community Stewardship” is one of our core values. Our role as a community partner involves us being actively engaged, supporting our communities through employee involvement and financial support.

February is a month focused on the heart and love; it’s American Heart Month, Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Random Acts of Kindness Day is the 17th. It can also be the start of your campaign to spread the love a little bit more this year. Take a look at these ways you can make an impact in the lives of others through donations and volunteering.

Donations

Donations are a great way to get involved with community organizations, non-profits and charities. Donations can include:

  • Monetary gifts

  • Supplies an organization needs to further its mission

  • Clothing

  • Food

Donations of money, supplies, food or clothing are simple, yet significant ways to help others. You can check with your church, community centers, charities and non-profit organizations to see what items will most help them serve the community better. You can also donate items to help those you care about most, such as family, friends and neighbors who may be struggling.

Volunteering

Aside from providing others with benefits, volunteering also has other advantages. It can help keep you in a positive frame of mind, and including family members and friends helps build a network of volunteers. Volunteering is as simple as:

  • Spending an hour or two helping at your favorite non-profit or community organization

  • Organizing group projects, whether independently or through a community organization.

  • Invite family members and friends to join you.

Places to Volunteer or Donate in Our Community

Be sure to consider what time, money or talents you have to offer our community organizations to help make our communities better places to live for everyone.

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