Here at The Great Inflatable Race, we believe in giving back to each city we go to by partnering with non-profits and other organizations in the community. Every city, family, and participant is equally important to us. We know it can be difficult to find time to do service projects, but here are five simple ways you can give back to your community.
Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer!
Some of the best experiences serving the community can be enjoyed by visiting schools, hospitals, or care facilities. Even if it’s for just a short amount of time, you can greatly impact others by volunteering and visiting with those around you.
Are you skilled in crafting or cooking? Share your talents by using your crafting skills to make blankets or clothes for children and hospital patients. You can also use your cooking abilities to cook for a neighbor or family in need. You can even hold local classes to teach skills that you have!
Reuse Your Bags
Bring reusable canvas bags to the store when shopping. Paper and plastic bags both require a lot of energy and use up our earth’s resources. So reuse, reduce, and recycle--because giving back to the community includes taking care of the beautiful environment around you.
There are many charities that could use more support and illnesses that we need to be more aware of. Find out how you can help by researching different organizations and sharing them on social media and with your friends and family.
And last, but not least...Donate!
One of the biggest ways we give back is by donating to local charities in each race city. We also provide donation links to each race charity on our website, and every penny counts! Some of our charities have also asked for clothing and other donation items. We are extremely touched by how giving each city has been, and we can’t wait to see the impact you all continue to have!
How have you been giving back? Leave your comments below!