70 Ways to make a Difference…….By David Carr 

Giving Back to our community makes our community a better, stronger, happier place

Giving Back to our community begins to remake less desirable places

Giving Back to our community creates hope and new dreams

Giving Back to our community makes other people feel better about themselves 

Giving Back is one of the ways we become more of the person we hope to become, and were meant to be

Giving Back to our community creates the opportunity to make new connections and friends with similar interests

Giving Back to our community creates the opportunity to display our occupation in a positive, connected light

 

  1. Buy and plant flowers
  2. Buy and plant vegetables in a flower garden
  3. Grow flowers in your business or workspace, then plant them
  4. Grow vegetables in your business or workspace, and then donate them
  5. Clean up or adopt a public space
  6. Plant and maintain a community garden
  7. Donate a bench to a community garden
  8. Organize an art show in your business or workspace
  9. Deliver cookies to people in waiting rooms
  10. Help someone with a spring clean up
  11. Help someone de-clutter their basement
  12. Help someone paint his or her house
  13. Help someone take care of their yard
  14. Grow houseplants in your business or workspace, then donate them
  15. Offer Professional skills to those in need, like a haircut, car repair, counseling, childcare, dentistry, flu shots, or whatever you do
  16. Answer phones at a non-profit
  17. Help do anything at a non-profit agency
  18. Have a community movie night in your business or workspace
  19. Organize a food drive for a local food pantry in your business or workspace
  20. Build or maintain a hiking trail
  21. Adopt a food Pantry
  22. Sponsor a youth sports team
  23. Coach a sports team for children
  24. Teach a senior citizen how to use the Internet
  25. Make a social networking site for a senior citizen
  26. Drive needy people to essential appointments
  27. Prepare food for someone who cannot cook
  28. Organize a coat collection in your business or workspace
  29. Organize a scrap booking party for a group of people in your business or workspace
  30. Throw a party at a local bar or restaurant to raise money for people or a good cause
  31. Find old bikes, repair them and give them to children or needy people
  32. Find old bikes, repair them, Paint them yellow, and leave them on the street as Donated ShareBikes
  33. Participate in Make a Difference Day
  34. Donate school supplies to children
  35. Organize a homework help center in your business or workspace
  36. Help children write a story in your business or workspace
  37. Help children illustrate a story in your business or workspace
  38. Read to children at a story hour in your business or work space
  39. Teach an adult or child how to read in your business or workspace
  40. Sponsor a musical instrument petting zoo in your business or work space
  41. Help decorate for the holidays at somebody's house or apartment
  42. Run a weekly yoga or positive visualization group in your business or work space
  43. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  44. Sponsor a pet at an animal shelter
  45. Organize an adopt a pet day at your business or workspace
  46. Organize a monthly hike or bird watching event
  47. Take kids fishing
  48. Adopt a playground
  49. Read to kids in a hospital
  50. Visit children in a hospital
  51. Dress up like a clown at a hospital
  52. Do a magic show at a hospital
  53. Read to children in a homeless shelter
  54. Teach people to read in a homeless shelter
  55. Teach people to read at a soup kitchen
  56. Cook food at a soup kitchen
  57. Create a penny war at a local school or community center then have an election of nonprofits to see who gets the money in your business or work space, or split it up evenly
  58. Conduct a Radius Litter Patrol around your workplace
  59. Collect and donate soap and toilet paper
  60. Collect diapers and donate to a local Diaper Bank
  61. Organize a Diaper Bank in your business or workspace
  62. Teach basic sewing in your business or workspace
  63. Teach people to source broken clothing in your business or work space
  64. Take somebody food shopping
  65. Do healthy foods shopping for a shut in or disabled person
  66. Pay for somebody to have food delivered
  67. Use a supermarket pick and pull to organize the order, and then deliver to the person who has no car
  68. Join OneBrick.org
  69. Teach Sustainable Nutrition in your business or work space
  70. Organize a quit smoking support group in your business or workspace 

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