GIVING TUESDAY IS HERE!
#GivingTuesday inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.
Today the Greater Bandon Association celebrates its 10th birthday as Bandon’s non-profit dedicated with its partners on the community/economic development of the area to build an even better Bandon and we hope you will join our celebration on this special day.
So, how can you give back? Here are four ways:
One: Give Your Time and Share Your Expertise!
The Greater Bandon Association has three operating committees that can always use more help.
- Design is all about the town’s appearance and includes community-wide cleanups, sprucing up building facades and adding more amenities like flower baskets.
- Promotion brings community events and activities for residents and their families that focus on our businesses, our venues, and local attractions. Examples are festivals, wine walks and music in the park.
- Economic Development works to retain and expand local businesses as well as attract new businesses that can deliver products and services that are hard to come by for locals. It deals with barriers to attracting qualified businesses and employees like insufficient work-force housing and childcare and a trained workforce.
You do not have to join a committee but can simply volunteer to help them on a single initiative, task and activity that they are involved with that you would be interested in. You can volunteer your time and expertise by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (541) 297-2342.
Two: Donate Dollars to Our Work!
For those who do not have the time to devote to our work, you can donate a dollar amount that you feel comfortable with in these trying times by hitting the “donate” button on this page or the “donate” button on our Facebook page Greater Bandon Association. On #GivingTuesday, Facebook will match your contribution on our Facebook page, doubling the impact of your contribution.
Three: Support the Work of Other Bandon Non-Profits!
If you would like to contribute to other causes in Bandon, there are over 70 non-profits serving those in need in our community. Contact information on each, including email addresses, phone numbers, websites and other information can be found by going to our BandonCares website www.bandoncares.org and clicking on “Directory”.
Four: Spread the Word!
Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact. We all have gifts to give and we all know of a neighbor in need. There are limitless ways to give today, whether that is through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries.
Thank you for being part of Giving Tuesday!
Greater Bandon Association