When we give our time and resources to something greater than ourselves, we have the power to change the lives of others and ourselves. The more we support the causes that matter to us, the better our communities can become.
Helping local nonprofits, such as the UFRC is a great way to stand up for the causes that matter to you and make an impact in our commnunity. While financial support is extremely important, there are other ways you can help out.
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If you’re interested in giving back to the community, one of the best way to do so is by supporting the Resource Center. Because we are structured differently than for-profit businesses, we rely on volunteers, donors, and other partners to advance our mission.
The benefits of donating to nonprofit organizations are profound and supporting the groups you care about can lead to lasting socio-economic change. Did you know we provided 600 children with school supplies this year? A small investments such as this in a child's life can lead to long term educational success.
Plus, supporting nonprofits can help you just as much as it helps others. By giving regularly and finding ways to help the others around you, you’re more likely to experience the following benefits:
One of the most popular ways to help is through volunteering. Opportunities vary but could range anywhere from helping out a few times a month to daily. Every hour that you put into volunteering can make a difference and, being hands on, you can see your impact first-hand.
That being said, however, most nonprofits-like the UFRC rely on financial support to continue their misson. Peer-to-peer fundraising is the most common source: individual donations make up 70% of all charitable giving in the United States.
Our current FUN-draisers are:
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