Giving Back To The Community: How It Can Benefit You As Well As People In Need
Supporting a local charity, be it by donating money or giving some of your time, is an integral part of being a good citizen and helping the community you live in to grow and evolve.
At Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, we understand how crucial providing safe housing is for the Summerville, South Carolina community.
We also know that helping others and giving back to the local community can also help our volunteers and benefactors to enrich their own lives.
So, if you’re on the fence about donating your time and money to our cause or any other, then read on to find out how it can help you to become a better person and learn more about the town you call home.
You Can Learn New Skills
When you volunteer with an organization like Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, you’ll learn new skills that could improve your outlook on life.
Our homebuilding projects require experts and amateurs alike, and everyone learns new skills and how to use tools they’ve never seen before.
No matter what level of skill you have, you’ll soon be able to improve and earn transferable skills that you can use on your own home.
If you don’t want to get your hand’s dirty building homes, then you could consider volunteering at our ReStore to help sell new and used items.
By volunteering in a charity store like ours, you’ll learn people skills, communication techniques, sales tactics and much more, all while doing something great for your local community!
You’ll Meet New People
However you choose to help, when you donate your time or money to a local charity like ours, you’ll be able to meet new people and learn about them.
That’s because we host events, to which we invite our supporters, so you have the opportunity to mingle and find out more about us and the work we do to improve your local community.
You’ll also be able to read more about our work and have the opportunity to give back even more by offering your time and effort.
If you don’t want to help physically, then your monetary donation could become a great talking point. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be helping us to help members of your community who need it most, especially during these challenging times.
You Can Get Rid Of Your Unwanted Items
Another way that you can help Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, or any charity of your choosing, is to donate the items you no longer want or need to their store.
Our ReStore shop sells a wide range of new and lightly-used products, including homeware, books, furniture, clothing, and much more.
When you donate, you’ll reduce your impact on the environment and help us to earn money that will go towards our valuable work building homes for community members in need.
You Can Build Relationships With Your Team
If you manage a business and want to find a unique way to bond with your staff, then volunteering as a group could be the perfect solution.
We offer group builds, so you and your team can build homes for your local community together and find out more about each other.
Building homes for the less fortunate in your local community is an innovative, unique team-building exercise. It’s also a great way to show your staff, customers, and other business stakeholders that your organization is committed to helping the community.
You’ll Learn About Your Local Community
As a member of the Summerville, SC community, or any other of the towns in the Dorchester County, you probably think that you know everything there is to know about the area and the people who live there.
However, you might be surprised to find out about the poverty that often hides from those who aren’t directly experiencing it.
In Summerville, SC, for example, there is an astonishing 10.4% poverty rate: that means that one of every 9.6 residents in our town lives in poverty.
That’s not as high as in other areas in the USA and around the world, but it’s still an appalling figure that we need to reduce.
By helping us to build homes for people who haven’t got anywhere safe to stay, you’ll be able to find out more about your local community and the individuals living in it.
To learn more about how you can support Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, for your own benefit as well as the betterment of the Summerville, SC area, please feel free to contact us. We’d be more than happy to talk to you about how you can help!