We all know of individuals who give back to the community, those who give of their time and ability to help those less fortunate or the arts and education, but what about the businesses who continually are helping to create a strong and vibrant community.
I’m not referring to the business that once a year donates a prize to a charity golf tournament, I’m talking about the business whose culture and philosophy is that giving back is an essential part of the social license to be in business.
These businesses have created a culture in their organization that attracts employees who are of like mind and are also drawn to serving their community. These are businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Recently there have been businesses starting out that have a not-for-profit as part of their business model so there is a focus on serving the community built-in.
We see local business owners who are sitting on charity boards, arts and culture boards, and getting involved in the hands-on projects that make a difference in people’s lives. It isn’t always about giving money. The donation of time is huge, and many give it every day to some purpose.
While these businesses don’t do it for accolades, please take the time to thank them for what they do. Many times, they are the catalyst for projects that individuals can then become involved in supporting with their volunteer efforts.
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