Participating in social good is a hallmark of Hausman & Associates and is a big part of what we do — always has been. Giving back to our community and to the world at large is something we believe in and it’s time we begin encouraging others. Hence, today is the inauguration of Social Good Sundays. Every Sunday, we’ll post opportunities for doing social good, highlight some of our activities to support our local community, and celebrate our readers who engage in social good activities.
In Hebrew, we call these Mitzvot (good deeds) and we let kids put leaves on the mitzvah tree to recognize their weekly efforts to be a good person and help out. I’m working with our lead graphic artist to create just such a tree for this site and every week I’ll add names of readers to the tree to recognize their efforts to make the world and their community a better place.
To give you some ideas, here are just a few things we’re doing at Hausman & Associates to help our community:
Last week, we helped the Rotary Club of Alexandria with Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
We also helped with a Christmas party for low-income seniors at Ladrey House in Alexandria. They seemed to really enjoy it.
This coming week, we’re helping to provide dinner on Christmas Eve to the homeless at Carpenter’s Shelter. I’ll put up some pics of that next week.
Everywhere the need is so great. Whether you give money to support an organized charity or whether you give your time to help someone who needs a little boost. Last week, a very dear colleague committed suicide. I’ll always wonder if there was something I should have seen; something I could have done to prevent this tragedy. Don’t let that happen to you. If someone needs your help, reach out.
Please sent me pics/ descriptions of what your organization is doing to help your local community or others as part of your own social good campaigns (send them to [email protected]). We’ll add the best to our Mitzvah tree next week. Every week we’ll add more acts of kindness to our tree. Make sure your efforts are recognized. I know you don’t do social good for the recognition, but sharing what your organization is doing helps others commit to social good campaigns within their organizations.