#56 – Inspire others to increase your own inspiration by volunteering this holiday season
What inspires your creativity or your sense of accomplishment? Helping others inspires me. So I am making a commitment to volunteer more this holiday season and also in 2012. I am looking into what organizations in my personal community will benefit from my skills and willingness to help others while also benefting their overall mission. Once I figure out (I’m making a list of my top 3)which charities are a good fit for me, I am going to introduce myself to them and see how I can help. I’d like to work with a charity that helps/empowers women to improve their lives through education, employment search assistance, housing assistance or even a food bank that provides food to women and their families who otherwise may go hungry.
I donate money and household items all year long (to the United Way, Goodwill, Girls Inc., and other charities that my friends support), but I rarely actually donate my time. I’m busy working a full time marketing job, selling Stella & Dot jewelry on the side – www.stelladot.com/sites/megbenjamin– writing this blog and socialilizing with friends. I am going to come up with a plan to actually use my free time to give back and make a difference in my community this season and going forward into the New Year. I am hoping by putting my actions where my mouth and my pockent book are, I will be inspired and able to write more creatively and freely. I’d love to hear how you donate your time to help others in your community…maybe your stories will inspire me too!