I am so excited to be taking part in the 12 Weeks of Giving series with MommaDJane, this is her fourth year hosting this series. There are only 12 weeks left of the year, it’s time to get into that giving spirit, our plan is to share ways each of us give back to our community with little to no cost involved.
I have watched Dwan do this series, every year, with amazement, giving back in any small way I can is so important to me. I have been talking a lot this year about how I need to start making time for volunteering in my local community with my kids. My mission is to start being more of an active volunteer in my community with my children so that when they are grown, the tradition will continue. I feel it is my job as a Mom to be part of volunteering within our community with my children for many reasons;
- Instills good character traits in my children.
- Makes me feel good to give my time to others.
- Builds happiness in others when you take time for them.
- Gives my children outlook on how others live, thus teaching them to have compassion and empathy.
Honestly, I could go on and on about why giving to others is so important to me, but will end with this story:
When I was a single Mom to my daughter, the community around me and co-workers helped a lot. Each time the holiday season hit, my desk would end up with a wide range of gifts from Santa to my little girl and me. I have been very blessed by others giving to me in those single Mom years and I feel it is now my turn to give back and pay it forward to others.
Follow along as Dwan and I share ways to give back to others in the upcoming weeks. This is week 1 and we decided to organize a little cash giveaway so that one lucky person can win $100 via PayPal to use for giving back to their local community. I hope you will continue to read along, and learn some new ways to give back without going broke.
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To kick off the first week of the 12 Weeks of Giving series we are giving back to our readers! To help you give back to someone in your community we are giving away $100 cash via PayPal to one lucky reader. Entry is simple, tell us how you would use the $100 to give back to your community in the comments below and follow the steps on the Rafflecopter form to enter.
What would you do to give back with $100 cash?