Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

At this time of year, it's natural that our sense of charity is heightened. The weather is turning colder, we spend time thinking about how fortunate we are. Many often respond to this by volunteering. It's a great way to give back, pay our good fortunes forward and generally feel good about contributing to society.

The problem is that with volunteering, your options can be limited. While volunteering at a soup kitchen or sorting food at the food bank is valuable and rewarding work it can be problematic. The hours required may not fit with your work or family schedule, leaving you with only five hours to volunteer a month versus 15-20hrs on a "non-traditional schedule". Physical labour or administrative work can get tedious, while the end result is good, the monotony can get to you. Well of Change aims to bridge this gap.

 By looking at your own unique skills you can surely find something that you can share with others to raise money for a good cause. Even if you can't think of anything (just think a little harder) one way you can give back is to acquire a service being offered by one of the Many service providers. If you've been thinking of buying a book or need to get a gift for a baby shower, why not double your pleasure by contracting a service  that will help a charity? In this season of thanksgiving, and heading into the season of giving, we can all use more ways to give back to our communities and those less fortunate.