Monday, September 29, 2014

Making a Difference in Your Community

Whether you've just moved to your community or your family has been living there for generations, it's important to stay active and involved. Today's citizens are leading busy lives. It's easy to get so caught up in your family activities and work obligations that you ignore what's going on around you. However, you shouldn't complain about what's going on in your area if you're not willing to do anything to change it.

Make Your Voice Heard

Even if you're living in a wonderful area, there are most likely improvements that you'd like to see in your community. You don't have to obtain an official government position to make a difference. It's important to remember that the government is there to meet the needs of the people.

If you see a real need in your community, make your voice heard by contacting your local government. Even if you're making a complaint, make sure that you remain polite and professional in your communication.

It also helps to provide possible solutions instead of just registering a long list of complaints. For instance, perhaps you are concerned that it's difficult for your children to play on the community playground because dogs are running around without leashes. You could recommend that dog park equipment be installed in a separate fenced area so both parents and pet owners are happy.

Get Involved

Volunteering in your community is a wonderful way to make a difference. Sure, you're leading a busy life, but it's worth it to make time for others. Set an example for your children by getting the whole family involved in a cause that is important to all of you.

It can seem intimidating to make a long term commitment, so start by just focusing a few hours on one weekend to volunteerism. You'll remain more committed to your cause if you're passionate about the mission, so choose an area that is close to your heart.

If your family loves spending time at the beach, you could all volunteer to help at the coastal trash pickup event. If you love animals, offer your services at the local animal shelter. Residents who enjoy working with children can volunteer to tutor underprivileged kids or organize a toy drive during the holiday season.

Regardless of your current circumstances, there is always a way that you can make a difference. When you're involved in your community, your family and the other residents will benefit from your participation.




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4 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I love this. Even something small like picking up litter when you are out for a walk helps. Every little bit!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

We try to get involved when we can. Lately though, it's been through monetary donations since the girls schedules have picked back up now school is back in session.

~ Noelle said...

great post. more people need to get involved...
you can read where i just mentioned that as far as school...


http://jumpin-beans.blogspot.com/2014/10/it-takes-village-fathersdotcom.html

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't volunteered in a long time. I need to get involved more.

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