November 29th is #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving to kick off the charitable season. Founded in 2012, the event provides an opportunity for us all to join forces and show the world why it’s good to give – whether it’s volunteering your time, donating to charity or doing your bit for the community. As long as you’re giving, you’re winning!
And best of all, giving is one of the keys to mental and physical wellbeing. According to the New Economics Foundation, people who enjoy giving and are open to receiving have improved mental health:
“Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.”
So with this in mind, here are a few ways that you, your colleagues, friends and family can get involved this #GivingTuesday…
Donate your time through volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, as well as develop new skills!
Did you know that we’re currently recruiting charity ambassadors? For more information on how to get involved, click here.
Random acts of kindness
Think about the simple ways you can make a positive difference. Try giving a smile, spending a little extra time with a loved one, or donating any spare food to your local food bank.
Donating money can be more than just a simple transaction. Skip your morning coffee and donate the cost. Or give a donation instead of Christmas cards this holiday season.
Get crafty or cook for a cause
Can you knit, crochet, draw, paint, photograph or write something to sell for charity? Or how about baking? Put your apron on and have a bake sale.
Become a regular donor
Pledge a regular monthly donation or sign up to payroll giving – an easy, tax-efficient way to make a regular donation.
For more information on how to support Pharmacist Support through Payroll giving, click here.
Get social media savvy
Shout loud on your platform of choice to raise awareness for a cause that’s close to your heart. It’s free and super easy!
Want to show your support for the profession’s charity? Take a look at our template updates.
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