This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good. All opinions are 100% mine.
It can often feel like one individual can't make a real difference. But in reality, every little bit counts. Small things that you do to help others can make a huge difference. A good place to start, is to think about causes you feel passionate about.
Do you love dogs? Feel strongly about female rights? Want to make clean drinking water more accessible? Then start there. Find something you feel like you can stick with by tying your passion to it.
Or, maybe you have a personal story or friend or family member who's dealt with a struggle first hand. For me, I didn't really understand the difference I truly could make until I actually did something. When I learned about the number of abused animals in Nashville, I knew I needed to be part of the Nashville Humane Association. There are so many dogs that need homes and need to be spayed or neutered. They help make that possible.
They have an incredible program called “Teddy's Team” where you can join as a volunteer to go to community events to help dogs get adopted.
You can also give back on your blog. You can give back with your blog by donating proceeds of your ad sales to your cause of choice, raise awareness for a charity by blogging about it or sharing on your social media channels. You can spread the word by asking other bloggers to participate and share in your cause. You can participate in your local organization's fundraisers and mention them in your weekly emails.
Whatever you choose, there are a lot of options to give back!
Right now, you can join Create the Good‘s Dream Builder Video Contest. Submit your video and your vision for a better community by February 7th and you could win a $2,500 donation to the charity of your choice. Your video should portray your dream of helping others and which charity you'd like to support.
Then, the public will go on go select the 12 finalists and the winner will receive $2,500, with three runner ups getting $500 towards their non-profit choice.Your dream video can include your idea for your community and what your community is currently working towards. It can also include the nonprofit you'd like to fund.