Tis the season when most American’s thoughts go to family and gifts and often to giving to those in need. Food drives are common and in company offices and community events as an easy way for everyone to participate in making a difference. Yet it is all too common for well-meaning people to simply clean their cupboards of their own less-than-desirable packaged goods, or to hit the dollars stores as a way to fill the donation bins without too much of a hit in their own wallets. Unfortunately, as noted in SuperFood Drive Boosts Health, Fights Hunger, many of these
In his Huffington Post article, “Entrepreneurship—Completing the Circle,” Suren Dutia reminds us that most accomplished entrepreneurs owe at least some of their success to the foundation of society that allowed them to excel. Given that, he believes that “success is like a circle and people should pass the benefits of success forward to make the world a better place.” He goes on to say that “entrepreneurs embody traits that are ideal for addressing social needs, such as leadership, vision, the ability to attract talented people, drive, focus, perseverance, self-confidence, optimism, competitiveness and ambition.” Leveraging these talents can indeed positively impact
Dr. Randall S. Hansen offers some quick ideas on how we can each give back in Now is the Time to Help Yourself by Helping Others: 10 Ways to Serve Your Community. As he says, “We can all make a difference in changing and improving the lives of others — while improving ourselves and serving as a role model for others. It’s time to put the community back into community service.” Take a quick look at his list. You may already be doing many of these things, but something may just inspire you to take action and make a difference.