5 Reasons You Should Give Back to Your Community
1. MAINTAIN PRIDE IN YOUR CITY.
Cleveland is one of those cities that has a lot hometown pride. Whether it’s cheering on the Cavs, Indians, and Browns or bringing friends to see the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, there’s no denying Cleveland fans have major pride in their city.
Why not preserve this city we call home? Why not take that extra hour we spend on social media to clean up Lake Erie instead? Or give our time to volunteer as a Big Brother or Sister? Wouldn’t we want to take care of our city that we love so much and the people in it?
It’s important for us to know that in order for us to be proud of our city, we need to do the work to maintain it.
2. IT MAKES YOUR CITY MORE ATTRACTIVE.
We know why our city is great, but we want others to see its beauty too. Why? We need to build this city up so more people are excited to move here and so that our city is never overlooked by other, more popular cities.
By giving back to our community, we are showing that we truly care, not only about the places, but the people too. We want future generations to realize that Cleveland is an amazing place to live whether you are young and single or looking to start a family. There’s a place for everyone.
3. GIVE BACK TO THE CITY THAT MADE YOU, YOU!
If you grew up in Cleveland, there will always be a special place in your heart for this city. Even if you moved away, you will always remember the spot that you and your friends used to spend hours at. Maybe you remember going to Lake Erie with your family. Maybe you remember walking the downtown streets after an Indians game.
Whatever the case may be, this city is where you grew up. Where you made friends that turned into family. The place you can always call home. Why not give back to the city that made you, you? So that younger generations can have that same feeling. So that you can still enjoy those same things years later.
4. HELPING OTHERS IMPROVES YOUR OVERALL HAPPINESS AND HEALTH.
Simply put, helping others leads to your own personal happiness and good health, both mind and soul. A great article on this is: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-giving-is-good-for-your-health/
This article explains that there are health benefits for those who give, such as lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels, longer life and greater happiness.
5. IT TAKES ONE SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
We will let you in on a little secret – it’s so easy to take part in giving back to the community that we have created a way that will not only have you feeling good, but have you looking good too!
By taking part in 216 Affection, you can purchase an interesting T-shirt or other product for yourself and make a generous contribution to a charity local to Cleveland at the same time. We have created designs that are unique and have the ability to start a conversation.
One small act of kindness will lead to bigger and better things down the road for this city and the world. You see, the one small act of kindness you make can start a ripple effect. Once one person gets involved, it starts a conversation and gets more and more people to take action.
There are so many ways to give back to your community. Start somewhere, bring a friend, start a conversation. THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL.
A THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS.
We just want to take the time to give a huge THANK YOU for those who have purchased a product of ours, have spread the word about our organization and/or have supported us in other ways. None of this would be possible without the support from all of you!
We are just people who decided to change the world one meaningful product at a time. It all started with the idea that by giving back to our community, we are able to transform lives. We see the bigger picture, but it’s not possible without the small aspects.
Our goal is to transform communities by supporting local charities through original, meaningful products designed to create and inspire good in the world. We aspire to inspire others around us and your generous donations and continued support will help to do just that.
So, thank you and we appreciate each and every one of you! Follow along on our social media!