This week was about my work with nonprofits. I serve on the REFresh St. Louis committee. They are a nonprofit, St. Louis clothing resale shop in Brentwood (across from Whole Foods) that supports programs for the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. I actually bumped into a gal in the restroom and we started talking. I met with her because I offered some pro-bono marketing for the shop. I like working with children services nonprofits, so it just seemed like a good fit for me. So she asked me if I was willing to be on this committee to offer online marketing expertise. It has been such a joy working with them. And with my upcoming move to Atlanta hopefully by the end of August, this week's committee meeting was my last. But as we were talking about my departure, we realized that I could serve them virtually. I was over joyed that I can still help. They help kids who need homes--good, loving homes. They provide support for foster parents and teach kids life lessons so they're successful. How can I not help? That's just not even an option.
See, I think we all need to feel a tug...a tug at our hearts to do the right thing and volunteer. I wrote about the tug on here before. It's about being called to serve our communities. I am asking you to think about what you're good at and find a nonprofit and do it. I happen to be really good at my profession. Marketing, specifically SEO and Social Media is something I don't even consider "work" because I love it so much. So why not offer my services to nonprofits? I think it's worked well so far. We'll see how the Garbage Bag Gala goes tomorrow night. But you get the idea though, right? Volunteer. Feel a tug at your heart and get involved in your community. Do the right thing and make a positive impact. I know you are more than capable of it, and you'll do a great job.