Get Involved Locally

When you get involved in your own community, there is a connection, a sense of oneness and solidarity when you are able to be a part of these changes on a consistent basis, not just for a short time. You can assist in the improvement and be a part of the sustainability, which is often difficult for some areas without consistent community effort. And you can also reap the benefits of seeing the people’s lives you are helping change course of, through different stages of their lives (depending on the type of volunteering you are doing).

Often, when the media is covering big issues outside of our country, it causes us to focus more on donating to foreign relief efforts as opposed the ones happening right around us. When the focus is of helping people much farther away, we don’t necessarily know where the monetary efforts are going and we can’t see, live and breathe the residual efforts benefitting the community continuously and at large.

‘Plant a seed in your very own backyard and reap the benefits of seeing it go through all stages of life with your helping hand’

Volunteer at Kindezi Schools

Here are 3 easy ways to get involved in your local community:

Volunteer Match

If you are looking to donate time to local efforts, a good resource is a Volunteer Match directory that will use filtering options to find the best volunteering options for you to seamlessly participate in. It will match you with anything from taking care of dogs, to being a music mentor.

Local Newspapers or Magazines

Check out your local newspaper or magazines. They will announce volunteer opportunities, local non-profit advertising and school system announcements for support.

Use Social Media

You can search for many local non-profit organizations and causes to donate money to through Facebook, Twitter, and GoFundMe to name a few. Trustable non-profits will most likely have a Facebook or Twitter page to connect with their contributors. If you have a certain cause in mind to raise money for, you can also build fundraisers and raise money/ awareness.

How do you give back to your community? Leave a comment below or write us at support@thinklocalatlanta.org with your stories. If you want to learn more about what we do or how else to contribute, please email us at support@thinklocalatlanta.org and we will reach out to you at your earliest convenience.

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As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.


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