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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


The Benefits of Philanthropy

05/13/13


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Philanthropy has many benefits, whether you are a seasoned volunteer or just thinking about volunteering. There is no greater feeling than helping someone in need. Through United Way, there are many different ways to help your fellow man.

United Way has programs for volunteers and advocates in areas such as education, income, and health. There is something for everyone. The idea of helping is fulfilling to those who have the desire and drive to give of themselves for the betterment of humanity and, more specifically, for their own community. Volunteerism is the driving force behind agencies like United Way, where volunteers are relied upon to provide much needed services and support to children, adults, and the elderly.

If prospective volunteers have certain skills they would like to pass along to others, or are experienced in educating others, then joining an organization like United Way is an excellent way to become involved. United Way invites volunteers to LIVE UNITED by becoming involved with tutoring, reading, or mentoring children to provide skills to others that will last a lifetime and get or help keep people employed and self-sufficient.

To honor philanthropy, United Way celebrates those who work for the greater good with the United Way Tocqueville Society that was founded more than 25 years ago in order to deepen the understanding, commitment, and support of United Way's most generous and community-minded investors.

Although volunteering is a great way to get involved with programs, if this isn't a possibility for whatever reason, philanthropy can also include donating money, clothing, or supplies. United Way accepts donations as well as in-person volunteers. Both types of giving are necessary to keep the organization running.

Getting involved is easy. Once you decide what sort of help you can or wish to give, do a little research, speak to a volunteer coordinator, and apply. If donating, whether it's your time or money, is something you have thought about, there are many ways to get involved.

      
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