Knowing rich experiences make for a happy and healthy life, Partners Trust is here to help you experience more in 2017, and as a charitable organization, we know giving back to your community is one of the most fulfilling experiences in the journey of life. If you’re ready to re-center and focus on this important personal goal, here are some easy ways to give back in 2017.
1. Join a beach cleanup
Trash is a major issue on LA’s beaches that leads to ocean pollution and has extremely dangerous implications for marine life and humans alike. Participate (or why not start?) a beach cleanup like the ones organized by Heal the Bay.
2. Work with kids
EduCare Foundation* is an LA based group that works to empower young people with a host of enriching after school programs, providing students with opportunities to develop skills and build relationships.
3. Help veterans
These are the people who risk their lives for our country. Spending time with and donating to veterans is a hugely impactful way to give back. The VA has various opportunities.
4. Prevent disease
5. Spend time with seniors
Help senior citizens through programs like Senior Companions, where you can assist seniors with daily tasks or keep them company. Or reach out to an assisted living facility in your area.
6. Support the arts
Inner-City Arts* is a group, which works to enrich the lives of young people by offering after-school and summer art programs including visual arts, theater, photography, dance and much more.
7. Donate goods
8. Walk/run for a cause
Participating in a walk or run like the AIDS Walk, where you raise money for a cause, is not just great for the recipients of funds raised, but for your own health.
9. Empower families and children
Westside Children’s Foundation* helps families and children by offering critical services like high-quality early education programs, family strengthening, foster care, and more.
10. Build a house
Work with a group like Give Back Homes*, a community of real estate professionals who help build homes for deserving families.
11. Give Blood
Take a moment in 2017 to give blood with organizations like The Red Cross. An hour of your time can directly save a life.
12. Play with animals
Spend your time volunteering at a shelter or with a rescue group like the SPCA and play with some puppies and kittens who just need some love.
13. Help families in need
14. Adopt don’t shop
When adding a furry friend to your family, be sure to adopt and support a local animal shelter or non-profit. The organizations, mostly the animals whose lives you are saving, will appreciate it.
15. Shop conscientiously
16. Feed the hungry
17. Become an organ donor
A great way to give back is by ensuring, if anything were to happen to you, you would be able to help someone else in need. Become an organ donor and give the ultimate gift.
*Previous Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund Recipient