GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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The holiday seasons seems to heighten awareness about the need for giving back to the community. Following through on that instinct often comes with a sense of personal fulfillment. These are some ideas for residents of Greenwood Plaza to consider about lending a helping hand in Centennial, Colorado.

ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE
Taking the lead on a food drive may be easier than you think. It doesn’t necessarily take the alpha pack member to bring people together and fill boxes full of non-perishable items. In fact, social media makes it easier than ever before. Think about activities you and your inner circle consider fun. This could include throwing a cocktail party, organizing a girls or guys night out, anything that brings you all together. The simple catch is that everyone donates an item.

More extensive plans might include stopping by a local coffee shop and asking the proprietor if they have a slow night you could host a get-together. Tap friends who have special talents such as comedy, playing and instrument, even juggling works. Then, reach out to any music organizations that hold food drives. Book a volunteer talent lineup, promote it on Facebook and the business owner will be ecstatic for a busier night. A great social event for a good cause, that’s a win-win.

BUILD A HOUSE
Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity do good works all year-round. They have programs that help construct affordable homes for economically disadvantaged members of the community. Volunteers do not necessarily need a construction-oriented skill such as carpentry or plumbing to participate. Home-building sites need people to provide an assortment of support services while others handle the hammers. Being part of building a home for a family in need of their own can be immensely rewarding.

PROMOTE YOUR FAVORITE CAUSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Giving back to the community doesn’t have to involve a large time investment. Many people who lead busy lives can utilize the Internet to make a huge difference. Most charities or causes have an online funding presence. Simply promote the charitable organization or organizations of your choice across social media. That brings awareness to countless people who might not have known about the resource.

REACH OUT TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS
A quick Google search of the area will bring up a variety of non-profit organizations that are tasked with helping others. Take a moment to look through the options and call those of interest. Get some information about a community organization that fits your passion and schedule. These might include assisting with a Toys for Tots event or donating blankets to a homeless shelter.

We hope these ideas provide our Greenwood Plaza community members with charitable options to consider. If you or a friend would like more information about our Centennial apartments, call us today.

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