Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tis’ the Season of Giving

With the season of giving heading into full swing, many people are looking for ways to give back to their community. Giving back to our community is a huge part of who we are at Financial One Credit Union. However, we understand the ability to give varies from person to person, as it is often dependent on an individual’s financial situation and amount of free time. If you are in search of ways to give back to your community this holiday season, check out some of the ideas below. You’re sure to find one that fits your budget and your schedule.
The Salvation Army
During the holiday season, the Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers to be bell ringers. By volunteering for just one shift as a bell ringer (which is two hours long), you will be able to raise enough money to provide a week’s worth of groceries to a family in need. If bell ringing isn’t your thing, there are several other opportunities to give back through the Salvation Army.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Another great organization to give back with is the Greater Twin Cities United Way. It is their mission to create better lives for both individuals and the community by uniting people in the fight against poverty. They offer a variety of ways to give back, which include volunteering, donating, and participating in events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
If you’d like to give back to children this holiday season, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities is a great option. This organization focuses on helping children realize their potential and start building their futures. They also have several ways to give back, which include donating, volunteering, and participating in events.
Toys for Joy
Similar to Toys for Tots, Toys for Joy is a charitable organization that collects Christmas toys for underprivileged children. The difference is that all of the money raised stays in Anoka County. They have volunteer opportunities available and also welcome donations of food, toys, and funding.
Meals On Wheels
This association works to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities in your community receive the nutritious meals and social interaction they need to live independently at home. You can give back through Meals On Wheels by volunteering to deliver meals to these individuals or helping provide meals.
At Financial One, we encourage you to find a way to give back to your community this holiday season. The list we provided contains some great opportunities to give back, but they are just a few of the many ways you can do so. Check out other great opportunities at Anoka County Online.

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