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Posted in Your Community | August 2015

Rethinking charitable work

Rethinking charitable work

Donating your time and money to a charity that’s close to your heart is, of course, always a good idea. But there’s another important way you can help—and Foresters is part of the plan.

Foresters Community Grants allow members to plan local volunteer activities for their families and other Foresters members. Foresters provides up to $2,500 in funding, as well as tools and resources to help ensure that these charitable member activities are successful. That means that you can plan activities that remove specific financial burden from your favorite charity, allowing them to put those funds towards other necessary items, programs and services that wouldn’t otherwise meet grant guidelines.

For example, you might decide to organize and cook a dinner for the families staying at your local Ronald McDonald House using a Foresters Community Grant. The meal provided will enable families going through a tough time to feel a little spoiled and the funds the House would normally allot to food can go to other needed items.

Or perhaps you might decide your Foresters Community Grant could be used by your team of volunteers to put together care packages for a local women’s shelter. The supplies you donate might free up funds that the shelter can then use to add additional counseling and support services to their roster in order to help even more women and children in crisis.

Cost relieving activities are critical to charities that scrounge for every last penny to fulfill their mission to help those who are less fortunate or who struggle with difficult obstacles and challenges. With Foresters help and your dedication, your local community can benefit from this important form of support.

For more information on how to apply for a Foresters Community Grant and ideas for charitable volunteer activities, visit MyForesters.com.

Ronald McDonald House is a registered trademark of McDonald’s Corporation or its affiliates and is used with permission.

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