Are you an animal lover? Maybe reduce, reuse, recycle is your motto! You might be super artistic or maybe love to read to younger kids.
Whatever your talents and interests, you can find ways to give back to your community and make a difference in the areas you care about the most. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. Ask yourself the question, what matters?
Due to the difficult economy, more and more families can’t afford to take care of and keep their pets. Along with the increased number of homeless pets, animal shelters are receiving fewer donations to support the animals in their care. However, when animal shelters receive food donations, they can use the money saved on food for veterinary care. Shelters are also having a difficult time placing all the animals in their care. Now more than ever, it’s important to help these companion pets find happy homes.
Click here or on the icon to download the Animals fact sheet.
Our environment is fragile. You don’t have to go far to find land, water or air that has been abused by humans. We all know that littering and polluting is bad for the environment, so why are we still doing it? Let’s work together to clean up and make a commitment to protect our natural environment!
Click here or on the icon to download the Environment fact sheet.
So many of the comforts that many of us take for granted are luxuries to homeless people. People can become homeless for a number of reasons including poverty, a lack of affordable housing, a lack of affordable health care and illnesses. It is important that we help children that are homeless so they thrive socially, emotionally and in school.
Click here or on the icon to download the Homelessness fact sheet.
Over 38 million people in the US can’t afford food most days! Many families don’t know when they’ll have their next meal. Kids can get food at school, but what about before they get to school or on weekends? There are many things you can do to help kids and teens that are hungry and can’t afford healthy foods to ensure they are eating properly and developing strong minds and bodies.
Click here or on the icon to download the Hunger fact sheet.
Literacy means a person’s ability to read, write and speak English and the ability to solve problems. Literacy plays an important role in the life of our society. We are constantly bombarded with the need to read and understand information. We need to work with younger kids to help insure success in their as well as our future.
Click here or on the icon to download the Literacy fact sheet.
We all like to think that our grandparents and other family elders are happy and enjoying their golden years surrounded by loving friends and family. Unfortunately, not all senior citizens are so lucky. Many have families that have moved away and their friends are no longer with them. Many seniors are lonely. They don’t drive and have trouble getting out to do errands or to enjoy social occasions. There are many things we can do to help seniors live more fulfilled and happy lives.