For many small businesses, helping out their local community only involved writing a check to donate. However, what these small businesses fail to realize is how much more they can do to help their surrounding communities and zip codes. If your business is looking into ways to help support the 21229 community, consider these options:
- Cross promote other local businesses that are not in direct competition with your own. Building these local business relationships can help each business grow, which can help stimulate the economy within the 21229 community.
- As the holidays approach, consider participating in local holiday food drives. While food donations to local pantries are always welcomed, most charities will require more help during the busy, holiday months. While food is always welcomed, help preparing the meals is also required as well.
- Sports are a great way to help support the youth population of the 21229 community, so look into sponsoring a local team. This funding can help a specific group while also requiring a minimal time constraint from your business.
- A collection jar within your building is a great way to donate a monetary contribution to your community without putting staff members, clients, and customers on the spot. Place the jar in an area that sees a high amount of foot traffic along with a sign describing the cause.
- Check the local event boards within the 21229 community and see if there are any local events in need of sponsorship. Whether you wish to donate your time, materials, or funding, this sponsorship is a great way for your business to give back.
- Find a 21229 charity to help support. My Brother’s Keeper is always in need of donations, no matter what form they come in, in order to support the 21229 community.
My Brother’s Keeper is as strong as our support. Our programs are based on community need as well as the grants available to us at the time. As our staff continues to work towards helping the community, outside help by way of donations and volunteers are always welcome! Become a part of something great and help make MBK where hope finds a home.
To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meals, employment assistance, health services and youth programs, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.