5 Simple Ways That Can Change Your Community
If you know me, you know that I'm all for giving back. Whether it's doing something simple like helping out at a local food kitchen, or creating a project like I came up with (MINT) there is never an excuse to not give back and help.
One of my friends, Dianne, introduced me to Habitat LA when I was last in LA, and I immediately wanted to put a post up to inspire you guys, and get you aware of some of the things you can do to give back.
Read more below!
1. GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY!
There are numerous charities that need your help from cleaning parks and water fronts to helping paint and build homes. Grab a paint brush and start getting dirty!
2. SHARE YOUR TIME
So many organizations are in need for your time. Habitat LA uses volunteering and education to put families on a new path — one where stability and self-reliance are actually obtainable, not merely aspirational. Pick a weekend and give what you can, it will make you feel so good!
3. SMILE! IT REALLY CAN MAKE SOMEONES DAY!
Smiling helps books your mood, increase happiness and lowers stress. Smile at someone, it can be life changing.
4. BECOME A MENTOR
Volunteer at a nonprofit organization where they provide free programs (arts and crafts, tutoring, mentoring, and more) to children living with different life challenges and their families. Join a program that helps brighten up kids' lives each day. After school care, YMCA, Big Brother / Big Sister. Changing a child's life can be the most rewarding thing you will ever do!
You can donate things like furniture and appliances; Habitat LA also sells these items to raise funds to help build homes. Whether its a monetary donation or your old belongings, any action you show pays forward to those who don't have much and could use. All that goes a long way and benefit those in need.
Habitat LA Vision:
People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Habitat LA Celeb Volunteers: Kristen Bell, Mario Lopez, David Arquette, Candis Cayne, Corbin Bleu, Whitney Port & More!
Photo Credit: Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Sthanlee B. Mirador / SIPA USA
Photo Credit: Milla Cochran / StartraksPhoto.com
For more information on how to volunteer and on Habitat LA, please visit: