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How to Make a Difference Where You Live

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Many of us want to make a difference: we want to help make our community better; we want to make a mark or leave a legacy; we want to help the world. There are, of course, many ways to help and many different causes to care about. Rather than try to focus on all of them, since this will just burn you out, focus on the causes you are most passionate about.

Helping others in your community doesn’t have to feel like a chore, either. It can be what you are passionate about. If you love parenting, for example, fostering can be the ultimate way for you to make a difference.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is that volunteering, fostering, fundraising or however else you want to help needs to be good for you, too. If you are burning out or getting frustrated, find a new way to help. There are so many options, including these top ideas, for you to try:

Become a Foster Parent

The children are the future. When a child doesn’t have a safe or secure home, however, a huge amount of their potential is robbed from them. If you are someone who thrives as a parent, then fostering can be the perfect way to give back. You will be financially compensated as well, so you won’t be paying out of pocket to care for a foster child.

There are many different kinds of fostering as well, which you can learn more about on By focusing on what suits you, you can foster and give your best self to this worthy cause.

Volunteer for Causes You Care About

Volunteering is a great option for everyone. You can focus on something that you personally care about, can meet new people, and can make a difference for the better. There are so many different areas where you can volunteer as well, so you can really narrow down what you are passionate about.

Contribute to the Arts

Arts and culture are what make life worth living. They are also one of the focuses that are cut first when budgets are tight. By sponsoring the arts, organising projects, and more, you can help improve the quality of life in your community and the sense of togetherness.

Work in the Public Sector

Working in the public sector is not perfect. Trying to get help to those in need can be caught up in a lot of red tape and issues. The good news is that you don’t need to work for the government; you can work for non-profits, private companies, or even privately. If you are a lawyer, for example, you can offer pro-bono work for families in need.

Regardless of what route you choose, remember to put yourself first. If you are not at your best, you can’t give your best. Going out of your way to do more is rewarding, and can be very fun, so find an option that gives you those benefits so you can stick with it and enjoy it.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.