Volunteers, foundations, groups, and activities occur all around to benefit and inspire others. Raising or donating money to a charity or volunteering time or resources allows positive and inspiring things to happen. Recently, friends on social media have advertised and participated in both a charity golf outing and a 5K run for pediatric cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day was just near my hometown as well.
There are groups, such as National & Community Service, that promote and foster volunteerism. A few people have taken on the commitment of volunteering in all 50 of the United States. Chris Strub, from New York, has promoted volunteerism in youth organizations in all 50 states. He visited the lower 48 states one year, followed by planning service in all 50 states the following year. Strub has used social media to advertise and promote his volunteer project. He shares his stories to inspire the children at centers where he volunteers as well.
Many opportunities to help and inspire others to help are out there. From groups like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to causes that hit home due to life’s experiences, there are opportunities to get involved and help. Local events and farther reaching groups and foundations exist. You can help your neighbors, as well as, people you’ve never met. Just as the Olympic slogan inspires, we can all Think Globally, Act Locally. Things that help locally, do have an impact globally as well.
If each of us acts positively, we can all feel the impacts of positive action. Spread the positive! Be inspired! Have a bright day!