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3 Ways To Do Community Service Online

Many people think that doing community service is too time-consuming to fit into their busy schedules. After all, between work, kids and everything else people try to fit into a day, where are the leftover hours for helping others?

Well, it is a little known fact that one can do community service online. In small but important ways, anyone can help the causes they care about with just a computer and the right intention. Here are some ideas for getting involved today that are guaranteed not to overwhelm the already over-packed schedules of most families.

Advocate via Social Media

Whether it is health care costs, the quality of education or low-income groups of concern in the community, advocate on behalf of causes that matter. A simple tweet or Facebook post raises awareness and makes a difference. If everyone worked to spread the word about the United Way's goals via social media, imagine the impact it would make.

Contact Congress about Important Issues

The United States Congress needs to hear more about the issues affecting communities around the country, such as the health risks faced by American youth. Emailing a member of Congress is one way to champion this important cause. Anyone can find the time to send an email from work, home or during that long bus ride home after school.

Give to a worthy cause

Passionate about health, income and education issues facing the community? Support United Way today. Even small donations make a difference in the lives of others.

No one is too busy to help make the community, the country and the world a better place. Anyone can find a few minutes to do some community service online. Of course, there is always more to do, but something is better than nothing. So think about getting involved today.

Inspired by what you read? Change starts with you. Take action today to make a difference in your community.