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Have Some Spare Time?

I was watching an old episode of The Secret Millionaire over the weekend. In each episode of this reality series, a multi-millionaire lives in a poverty-stricken community for a week pretending to be working on a documentary. At the end of the week, the true identity of the millionaire is revealed as he/she gives a total of $100,000 of his/her own monies to one or more of the worthy individuals the millionaire has met during that week.

There are hundreds of non-profit organizations all over the Raleigh area. You don’t need to go “undercover” to find them. And though most of us don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to give to worthy causes, we can give our time.

There are hundreds of organizations out there that could benefit from the time and effort of volunteers. For me, I choose to use my professional knowledge and experience to help organizations with their marketing and communications needs. Though I enjoy helping my clients achieve their goals and objectives, I find it truly rewarding to help some local non-profits with promoting their admirable efforts.

If you are not volunteering already, give it a try. I’d highly recommend it.

3 Responses to “Have Some Spare Time?”

  1. Craig says:

    Could not agree more.

    There is nothing greater than giving of yourself – however you see fit.

  2. Courtney says:

    Interested in volunteering but don’t know where to start? If you live in the Durham area, check out Durham Cares. One of their focuses is volunteer matching, which helps willing volunteers find opportunities that are compatible with their interests and skills. Visit for more info.

  3. Sarah Findle says:

    I agree Steph! Philanthropy is something I will always be passionate about. It’s important to remember it can be a gift that keeps on giving year-round, not just during the holidays!

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