Importance of Charity Work
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
With the year drawing to a close and the holidays upon us, there is a warm and renewed focus on paying it forward and celebrating by giving back to the ones in need. As the need and willingness to give is more pronounced during the holiday season, one should really do a good deed on occasion all year around. Giving back does not always have to be monetary. Giving your time and valuable experience to a local shelter or church goes a long way. Being charitable is just good for the soul.
Giving back as a business or a corporation has multiple benefits as well aside from good karma, and who doesn’t need some of that on occasion? But there are many other reasons you should make it a point to get involved in a charity that calls to you and a cause you are passionate about. Here are a few benefits of giving back as a business:
Boost employee morale and make your team stronger:
Doing a groups activity for a good cause, like a marathon, will make your employees feel good and help them get to know each other. As of late, many A list candidates have listed their preference to work for a company that is actively involved in charities. Some companies have gone as far as to donate a matching amount of the employee’s bonus to the charity of their choice.
Sponsoring a charity event
If you chose to sponsor an a charity that falls in line with your business is a great way to do some good while getting the name of your company out there. You’ll want to select a charity that aligns well with your business to make the greatest impact while presenting your company in a positive light.
Your networking opportunities just doubled
We all know the benefits of networking and making sure that your business has a consistent presence. Positivism and high spirits are contagious at charity events and what better time to talk about your business?As you are creating new contacts, you are also forming a connection. Becoming a regular at such events helps build a platform for long standing a constant interaction. There is something to be said about people associating your brand with philanthropy and giving back.
If you are new to the world of charitable events and drives, the upcoming holidays are a perfect time to ease into it. Plan a holiday toy drive or a group outing to your local shelter and enjoy the wonderful feeling of knowing that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Your future self will be thankful!
Mr. Robert Harris, Mr. Wayne Grabein, Ms. Isaura Lindao