As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look forward and decide: What are you going to accomplish in the next 12 months?
We’ve received an enormous response from our community for our holiday gift drive, and we appreciate every single gift and volunteer hour that was donated during this time. However, our clients aren’t only in need during the holidays; providing resources and solutions to ending homelessness is a year-round commitment. Ring in the new year with these two resolutions that will continue providing support to those in need all year long.
- Get involved with a local charity: Reflect on how many charities or nonprofits you helped this year. If you want to be more involved in your local charities, there are options for all ages and for every schedule. MCCH is launching a new way you can help our clients: The Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group. Throughout the year, our clients need a range of items, usually very quickly. We rely on our community to provide these needs, either by delivering these items or shipping them directly to our office. Join the Urgent Needs Task Force or check out a list of all Montgomery County volunteer opportunities.
- Become a monthly donor: This resolution will carry on all year, and you don’t even have to think about it once you’ve filled out the online form! Your monthly tax-deductible gift will help your charity of choice throughout the year and you’ll receive monthly updates on their progress. If you are financially able, choose one larger national charity and one small local charity that you’re passionate about and pledge to support them monthly. Whether your monthly gift is $5 or $500, it’s incredibly valuable, as many nonprofits rely on generous community members as their main source of funding. Become a monthly donor to MCCH today.
By adopting one or more of these resolutions, in a year from now, you’ll know you had a positive impact in your community and that you helped make this world a better place.
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Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) is a non-profit with the mission to provide solutions in Montgomery County to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Learn more about MCCH.