Contributing To Your Local Charities During Holiday Months
The holiday season is fast approaching! It is crazy how just yesterday it felt like we were celebrating New Years and now it is close upon us again. It is very true what they say...as you get older the time just flies by! I say this as a reminder that we all need to slow down and take a look at what goes on around us. All our local communities have individuals who are struggling to make ends meet, especially with so many out of work from the pandemic. People are starting to get back on their feet but it is slower for some. Take time to reach out to local organizations who work year round to supply the needs of the less fortunate. Take time to realize that there is so many people who struggle daily. It may be out of your circle of friends, it may be out of your neighborhood. Our office is small but each year we try to donate what we can to a local charity close to our home office. Our employees bring in turkeys during the holiday season; blankets/coats during winter. Find ways to give your employees a little boost to help others; we do it on a daily basis anyways when cleaning a fire or drying out a house! One of our managers is also a part owner of a local CrossFit gym. Each holiday season, the gym puts on CF Bingo and has one square dedicated to "donate 5 items to ..." We collect and deliver to the local charity. Each gym member then gets entered in for a gift card drawing. It is as simple as that! Find ways to get your employees involved and offer incentives for donations. A very simple gesture that can help so many during the holiday season!