Updated: Jan 12
royall love focusing on our giving back responsibilities, as we said in our last blog.
How wonderful to hear agency Wildfire has made a tremendous pledge to potentially plant 20,000 trees in 2023.
The company will make this pledge in order to offset the carbon emissions they are responsible for. Amazing hey!
Here are a few ways you can help give back to the community:
Donate – just giving clothes, food, an old phone, or device, into the hands of those in need.
Philanthropy - give cash donations instead of in-kind gifts. Financial philanthropy is a great way for local businesses to get and stay involved in the community
Fundraising - bringing people together and working toward a single cause plan fundraising events which raise awareness of a local need, encourage local unity, and bring in more substantial funds.
Volunteer - time more than money, volunteering may be a more effective and viable way of giving back to the community.
Consider places you already spend a lot of time with, such as your child’s school or your congregation. Those who work, and give their time, in these local places can often use an hour or two from volunteers to take extra tasks off their hands.
Recognise those who serve – police, fire, hospitals, and military bases offer opportunities to recognise and thank those special critical workers.
Join with others - volunteering, donating, and raising funds are the most effective and easiest if you join with others who have already dug the trenches to set up a program.
There’s often no reason to reinvent when you can add your time and resources to local organizations who have gained positive reputations in the community
Step up and ask - if you aren’t sure what to do to give back or where your time or resources could be best used, the first place to start is to ask. Contact a representative at a local organization and let them know about your desire to help. Be specific about what you might be able to do – whether it’s donating your time, offering in-kind donations, or providing funding
We have several volunteers in our team, Mike Jen’s Dad our Financial Controller, Karen Development Lead and Joanne, resolute lead, who helps drive people, growth, sustainability believes everyone has the capacity and obligation to give back in any way possible.
Joanne says everyone can build an opportunity that has a tangible impact. Joanne, volunteers across 2 industry sectors Education & Conservation – most specifically with the Lambeth College, Career Ready program and Care for Wild, rhino conservation.
Lambeth College, Career Ready - Mission: to boost social mobility by empowering young people and giving their talents a platform to flourish.
For the past 2 years Joanne has been a member of the Local Advisory Board supporting the design and delivery of strategies and concepts.
To be part of a program that impacts the lives of young people who may ‘fly’ under the radar is such an honour.
Care for Wild, based in South Africa is a passion project, as Joanne grew up in SA and has been privileged to be part of a culture which loves the bushveld.
Her time is focused on providing strategic support on the Marketing Communications activities driven out the United Kingdom.
As a team we have already planning how to kick start our pledges for 2023.
Watch this space!