Question of the Week: How Can We Help?
April 12, 2013
There are lots of ways we can help others and the beautiful thing about giving is that we get to pick how and to whom. We support causes that are important to us.
There are lots of ways we can help others and the beautiful thing about giving is that we get to pick how and to whom. We support causes that are important to us. We write checks to organizations that are meaningful to us. We volunteer with nonprofits that we believe in.
And all of these things look different for each family and each person. And there are many different ways to get involved. Not only can we share our time, talent and treasure, we can select how we’re going to make an impact.
For example, let’s say your family wants to help homeless dogs. How can you get involved? You can adopt a dog from the shelter. You can make donations and volunteer for local rescue organizations like Pawmetto Lifeline or Pets, Inc. You can help lead a fundraiser or you can get involved with a group that educates the public on the importance of spaying and neutering pets.
What do your kids think? Who would they like to help and how? What organizations are of interest and what kinds of issues do they address? In what different ways can we help and how can we promote issues that we care about?
Find out where your family stands with the Question of the Week! Don’t forget, One Columbia CityServe Columbia is coming up April 20-28. You and your family can join this citywide, grassroots effort aimed at making Columbia a better city. anyone who works, lives or goes to school in Columbia is asked to participate in some special act of service. Select from numerous volunteer projects to participate in individually or as a family!
Use the Question of the Week to spark conversation with your children about family, money, giving and help them explore what matters most to them.