As Gandhi once said, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If you’ve been interested in getting more involved in the local community, making a difference and meeting new people, stay tuned to our new Skogman Cares series where we will be featuring 5 Corridor charitable organizations each month.
1. Junior League is an organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The organization does various projects each month of the year, which has included working with the Madge Phillips Center, Old MacDonald’s Farm and the Science Station. To learn more or to join, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
317 7th Ave SE Suite 202D, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
2. 100 Men/Women Who Care is a fundraising organization that meets quarterly to raise money for various local causes. Their philosophy is that through the power of numbers, donations can be combined to make an immediate impact on the local community. Meetings are 90 minutes long, the first 45 minutes are for socializing and the last 45 minutes are about business. 3 attendees, drawn at random, are able to present a cause and why they think that cause should receive the donations for that quarter. At the end of the meeting, each attendee votes on which cause they would like to donate to, and then gives $100 towards the winner. To learn more or join, come to a quarterly meeting.
4. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and educate young people to succeed in a global economy. As a volunteer, you can teach young children and young adults about balancing a checkbook, budgeting, entrepreneurship, the global marketplace and more. Choose a program that suits the category you feel comfortable teaching and the time you have available to teach it. To join, fill out a form here.
Cedar Rapids area: 324 3rd Street SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Iowa City area: 2810 Stoner Ct. #1, North Liberty, IA 52317
5. Daybreak Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women in the community who develop community service projects throughout the community, concluding programs for young, educational opportunities and more. Daybreak Rotary meets weekly and the group is non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. To join, fill out an application form here.
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