Five easy ways to give back to your community

Catherine J. Woodman, President and CEO of United Way of HalifaxRegion, gives five easy things people can do to give back to theircommunities.

Catherine J. Woodman, President and CEO of United Way of Halifax Region, gives five easy things people can do to give back to their communities.

 
  • Give time: For example, mow an elderly neighbour’s lawn or host a block party.
  • Give expertise or effort: Volunteer your skills at a local organization.
  • Give stuff: Donate your gently used possessions to organizations that can re-use them to help others.
  • Give money: Every financial donation is valued by a non-profit group.
  • Give a damn: Say hello to your mail carrier, write a letter to the editor or vote in this year’s provincial election.
 
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