The Care and Mercy Foundation Challenge ~
As people of faith, we look for ways to demonstrate gratitude. Each holiday season is a good time to give back, but these opportunities also serve as a reminder about the importance of giving back year round. One excellent way to show gratitude is to look for opportunities to give back to the people or organizations that have given something to you over the years. Some of what you have been given include your health, your family’s blessings, the support structures for the challenges you face, and your American freedoms.
In addition to volunteering at local food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, there are many other ways to get involved in your community. There are lots of opportunities in your community to give back by helping others.
- Lead programs in your community
The programming offered at your local community center is often organized by your town’s parks and recreation department. To get involved, contact them directly and see what volunteer opportunities they have. Most cities put out a program guide so you can have a better idea what you might get involved in and find something you’re excited about.
- Support an organization
If, as a child, you took part in organizations like the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, consider giving back to them by volunteering a couple hours a week as a leader. Or, if you want to get the whole family involved, Doing Good Together helps connect families who want to give back with local nonprofits that need help.
If none of these ideas work for you, there are lots of other ways to show thankfulness with service! You can volunteer at other places that are important to you, like your local hospital, food bank, or your place of worship. You can show gratitude to veterans, your elderly neighbor, or even your dog. Think about who you’re thankful for and brighten that person’s day!
The Care & Mercy Foundation strives to be an organization that is God-Centered, reflecting the love of Christ by selflessly serving others. The Foundation serves others through supporting, enabling, and enhancing other charitable organizations. The Foundation helps in developing, executing, and achieving the fundraising goals of other charitable organizations. This Foundation focuses on the fundraising needs of organizations serving (1) Special Needs children and adults and (2) organizations serving Military Service Personnel (active duty, veterans, and their families). The Foundation provides both leadership in events and conducts turnkey events for these organizations. We welcome your involvement and support!
Richard E. Scott
Board of Directors
Care and Mercy Foundation