Four Holiday Swaps you Can Make to Give Back to Your Community
Giving back to the community around you is a great way to bring holiday cheer to you and your loved ones. We often don’t realize the small sacrifices we can make, especially around the holidays, to make a big difference for those in need. Feel fulfilled while making other’s days merry and bright by making some of these simple substitutions in your holiday tradition. Create new, impactful traditions this holiday season. You’ll be amazed at how much giving back feels like a gift to yourself!
Instead of A Holiday Party-> Volunteer Your Time
Holiday parties require a lot of planning and can cost a great deal of money. The upside is that these occasions are a great time to bond with friends and loved ones. So why not bond with your group while lending a helping hand in your Grand community? Give the gift of your time to a local Grand County nonprofit. You can see and sign up for volunteer opportunities at grandvolunteers.org.
Instead of Giving Gifts-> Donate to a Nonprofit
Propose to your family the idea of giving donations instead of swapping trinkets this holiday season. Donate to a nonprofit that supports something your family or friend is passionate about, Make it easy by donating to the Grand Foundation for all your loved ones and earmark each donation for a specific cause. Not sure what your loved one is passionate about? The Grand Foundation will make sure your generous gift is distributed where our community needs it the most. Your donations make a positive impact in our community by improving the quality of life and addressing the current and future needs of residents in Grand County.
Instead of Receiving Gifts -> A Donation on Your Behalf
You can also make it known, to those you're aware have YOU on their giving list, that you would like a donation made to your community or favorite nonprofit on your behalf. A great way to do this is by setting up a fundraiser on Facebook to raise money for the Grand Foundation or a community nonprofit. You can create a fundraising goal and let your Facebook friends know how they can also make a difference this holiday season. You’ll be filled with joy when you reach your goal. Even better than unwrapping a present! Take it the next level and offer to match their donations.
Instead of Going to the Mall -> Shop on Amazon Smile
Many of us probably already opt for online shopping over commuting to crowded malls with little parking. But did you know you can support the Grand Foundation while you do your holiday shopping on Amazon? When you shop on AmazonSmile, you can designate a portion of the proceeds to go to the charitable organization of your choice. Consider supporting the Grand Foundation if you order gifts this season.
We hope our Grand County residents and visitors alike enjoy a happy, safe and meaningful holiday!