Success comes in many ways and sometimes giving can help your business grow. Now that the holidays are here it is the spirit of giving that is at the forefront. Helping others in the community is a great way to demonstrate that your business is a part of the greater family. Here are some good ways your business can give back the community during the holidays.
A food drive is a great way to help those in need. If you organize or participate in a food drive with your employees, you can help underprivileged families put food on their tables this holiday season. All you have to do is collect non-perishable food items and deliver them to local charities and organizations that distribute food to the hungry.
Your business can start a service project to help the community in some way. You might volunteer to serve food at a local homeless shelter, lead arts and crafts at a nursing home, or clean up a street in your town. Make it fun by hosting a party afterward.
Get your customers to pitch in by asking them to donate for a worthy cause. Choose a charity you love and advertise a discount on merchandise to customers who donate to the cause. This is a great way to raise a significant amount of money for a local non-profit organization.
By giving to your own employees you are also giving back to the community. You will also be showing appreciation for the people who make your business successful. Organize a unique holiday party for your staff or offer an extra day of paid time off. You might provide or increase a holiday bonus or buy gift cards for your staff.
This holiday season start a tradition of giving and make it a yearly event. Giving to others will bring success to your business in many ways.