Share Your Light
Supporting Mission-Driven Work
Although financial donations help non-profits in their mission-driven work, we all have the capacity to give generously in a multitude of ways.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of kindness counts and everyone has something to give. Explore these ideas for giving back to your community.
A seemingly small act of kindness has the power to inspire generosity that can permeate society and catalyze change. Buy someone’s lunch, text someone to tell them you’re grateful to
know them or compliment a stranger. It matters more than we can ever know. Get more ideas from Pay It Forward Day.
By volunteering, you can make a difference to people & organizations in your home community, develop new skills, and learn more about issues that affect your community. Try to connect with a local non-profit in your neighborhood or check out VolunteerMatch, Points of Light, or Idealist.
Organize a donation drive. They’re a great way to rally a group around a cause you all care about. Collect toiletries, food – just about anything can be the focus of a donation drive. Be sure to check in with the non-profit you’re collecting for before you begin.
Many non-profits are understaffed or operating on a small budget and can’t afford the marketing, HR, technology, or planning resources that their missions deserve. Consider giving your skills!
By lending our voices to advocate for the causes and issues we care about, we can all be activists who affect the kind of change that makes our world a better place. Get some great ideas at DoSomething.org, or and don’t forget that you can make change in your local community.