Giving back to your community can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company understands the importance of community and has decided to donate a total of $2 million to support three important causes – health, home, and hunger. Band Together, their corporate giving campaign, will be gifting their donations according to your votes!
Growing up I’ve always had a passion for two things. Horses and helping others. That’s why when I found a facility that offered horseback riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities I knew I needed to volunteer there. Over the course of 5 years, I was able to help and form relationships with countless people. Bringing happiness into their lives and teaching the students new skills was an amazing feeling.I also spent some time as a volunteer at my local hospital. Not only was I able to give back to my community, but I also gained some professional experience in the healthcare field.
5 Ways you can Give Back To your Community.
The City Farmer’s Market – are you one who loves produce or a busy street? This is a great atmosphere for you. Help set up and take down stands and assist those with busy or long lines.
Your Local Hospital – volunteers are always needed at a hospital. This is a wonderful way to give back to your community and also perfect for anyone that aspires to work in the health care field. Hospital volunteers can have a wide range of duties, there’s a perfect place for everyone!
A Soup Kitchen or Food Pantry – do you have an inner foodie? Help others in your community by serving meals or organizing food items. Soup kitchens are a great way to meet new people and have amazing discussions!
Donating Clothes – although you may not directly or immediately see a difference, many people are in need of clothing items, especially winter coats.
A Local School or Science Center – If you love spending time with children this would be a great fit for you! Schools and various discovery centers are always in need of volunteers. Read books or teach a small art class, spending time with children is always a joy!
Donating $2 million.
Help Jewelers Mutual decide how they should disperse a total of $2 million. Vote for your choice of causes between 11am CT on July 11th 2016 and 11pm CT on July 31st 2016. The cause that receives the most votes by the end of July will receive a $1 million donation. The runner-up will receive a $700,000 donation and the third place winner will receive $300,000.
When you vote you will be entered for a chance to win weekly jewelry prizes from STACKED New York. One lucky winner each week will win a set of 3 stacking backs with a retail value of $450. Voting daily will increase your chances!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.