This article was published on December 31st, 2014
It is quite easy to get overwhelmed in everyday life, that sometimes we overlook ways to give back to the LGBT community and charity in general. In fact, there are so many world events that can make a person shutter. There are times when you have to wonder if there are any ways to make a difference and add to a more peaceful world and gain fulfillment in your life at the same time. The answer is yes.
Margaret Mead said it best, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Due to our hectic lives, not everyone can give time for volunteering, or some cannot afford to donate but here are 5 easy ways to give back in 2015 that you can incorporate into your life.
- Volunteering your time to a local not-for-profit
- Donate money to organizations that are aligned with your values
- Offer your experience in areas where you can offer special expertise and knowledge
- Participate in non-profit focus groups or workshops
- Attend LGBT fundraising events
Giving is living and provides significant strength to the LGBT community with strong organizations. Whether they are organizations that support LGBT youth, seniors, refugees, health initiatives, social services, housing, etc., our strength is measured by how we care for the most vulnerable in our LGBT communities. In 2015, please think of making a contribution in one of the five ways to give back. Its that simple.