As we continue to experience the stress and uncertainty of these challenging times, it is encouraging to see how many individuals and businesses are stepping up to help their communities. From supporting a neighbor to repurposing factories and everything in between, Americans are embracing the opportunity to give back.
It is well-known that supporting your community has many advantages for all concerned. Those receiving assistance are potentially enriched emotionally, financially, and/or physically. Those providing the help are better off as well. Philanthropy reduces stress, strengthens businesses and communities, and connects people across society – even if only virtually during the current crisis.
I am particularly proud of our Insperity employees throughout the nation. Not only are they working tirelessly to help small and medium-size businesses navigate the pandemic, but they continue to make a difference in their localities as well. Helping communities grow and prosper is a cornerstone of the way that Insperity does business. And we realize that in these times, this philosophy has never been more important.
Examples of Insperity volunteerism include
- Making masks for first responders
- 3d printing of face shield parts
- Support for first responders with food and shopping
- Delivering food parcels to food bank recipients and at-risk youth
- Creating positive messaging for various front-line groups
- Helping at risk neighbors
- Financial contributions to local non-profits
The above samples are only a fraction of the different ways people are supporting others. I encourage all who read this to find a way to support their community. Even a simple thank you to your postal worker, sanitation crew or emergency responders can make a big difference. Looking for ideas? A quick online search will uncover a wealth of suggestions as to how both individuals and businesses can give back to their communities.