Volunteering your time to support a cause you are passionate about is something you will never regret. It will enrich your life, familiarize you with your community, and connect you to people and ideas that will positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life. Helping your community is an opportunity for you to grow as a person, to better understand how you fit into the world around you.
Volunteering helps you make new friends and increases self esteem/self confidence. The benefits can be amazing when a family gets involved in volunteering, no matter what the capacity. But a great side effect of volunteering is that it allows children to spread their wings and forge new relationships with other children and adults in their community. This allows them to strengthen their ties to the community and in doing so increases their support network. This trickle down effect can have amazing outcomes for your children. It improves their self-esteem and self worth and they tend to do better in school.
Children can implement positive change – Firstly, children learn what a difference they can make in the lives of other children and their families. That what they do can change someone’s life for the better. For instance, if they just spend time every week with an elderly neighbor, that has no family, they can really make that person feel loved and valued. This small gesture by our young children can really show them that they do matter and can make a difference in this world.
Awareness of your community – Also having young people get out there in their communities can teach a child about diversity and they can learn that there are many children and their families in their own neighborhoods that may be struggling with issues that are out of their control. So, young children can learn to have empathy and share their opportunities with other families.
It makes you happy – Many studies have shown that assisting and helping others leads to smiles and feeling good about yourself… in turn it builds self esteem. Please let your children know that the ideas are limitless for giving back to your community and it doesn’t have to be a big endeavor. It can be as small as taking the time out of your day to have a conversation with a neighbor or running a car wash to raise money for a friend or community person. Just get involved…the benefits are boundless!
That’s why here at Team ELM giving back to the community is so important to us! Our latest fundraiser is for Alzheimer's research. So join us in the fight against Alzheimer’s and help us reach our goal of $10,000 raised, with the purchase of our delicious s’mores jars. Our small jar is $5, medium $10 & large is $15. Reach out anytime by calling us at 732-301-7015 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and we will hand-deliver it to your home!
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