Give the Gift of Giving Back
As we enter the Thanksgiving and Holiday season, it’s often a time to reflect on what we’re thankful for and to give back. While it’s important to stop and reflect, Siouxland GO believes that being grateful and giving back to our community is always in season, and they go hand in hand. When we appreciate and are thankful for the community we live in, the natural tendency is to do what we can to give back and support it.
Often when people think of “giving,” they might think of giving gifts or finances, but giving your time can make just as big of an impact. As a young professional’s organization, many of our Siouxland GO members may not be able to give a financial donation. With many members being recent college graduates with first time jobs (not to mention college debt), some purchasing their first home, starting a family, and other expensive ventures, a monthly donation might not be in the budget quite yet. However, finding a few hours to volunteer in the community could fit into theirschedule.
Siouxland GO’s mission is to attract, develop, and retain young professionals in Siouxland by providing insight and opportunities to help shape the future of our community. One way we are shaping the future is by providing the opportunity for our members to give back to the community. Our Community Engagement Committee (formerly known as the Civic Committee) connects with organizations in the community to partner in volunteer efforts. Whether it is spending some time picking up litter outside, serving wine to guests at the annual Alzheimer’s Association Wine & Chocolates Festival, or distributing tickets and drinks at events and more- Siouxland GO is happy to do our part in supporting the community.
Jacey Hanna, current Community Engagement Committee chair comments on the importance of giving back to the community, “Giving back is an opportunity for you to grow as a person- to understand even better how you fit into the world and how your influence changed the world around you. “
This holiday season we encourage you to give back…to your community! What’s better than volunteering and giving back to your community? Doing it with other like-minded individuals. If you’re looking to get involved and want to learn more about joining Siouxland GO, email us at email@example.com or visit our website https://www.siouxcitygo.com/. We truly believe that together we can have a positive impact and shape the future of the Siouxland community.
By Grace Nordquist
The mission of Siouxland GO is to attract, develop, and retain young professionals in Siouxland by providing insight and opportunities to help shape the future of our community.