It is time we all do just a little more to get involved in our community. With all the news of late regarding violent attacks and the downward spiral our world seems to be in, we must do something to create change. The only real way I can see to make a huge impact is to start small. If we all do a little, right here at home, we can make a drastic change in our community.
Take an hour to volunteer for your favorite charity. Spend some time handing out food at the North Whidbey Help House, help with a project at the Boys and Girls Club, share your time with a little one at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Island County, serve a meal at Spin Café, form or join a team for the Relay For Life. Whatever it is that fits with your beliefs, it doesn’t matter, as long as you do something.
We are lucky to live in such a great community, with a lot of really hard working volunteers and advocates for change. Even with all they do, there is still a need for help. Many of us make monetary donations to these groups, which helps. But if you really want to make a real difference, give some time. I am sure you will find that not only will you change the life of someone else, you will realize a change in your own life. The gift of helping others, and seeing someone succeed because of your involvement is priceless.
If you are interested in getting involved in the community, but aren’t quite sure where to start, let me know. I would be happy to connect you to an organization that would love to have your help