My hometown of Alva, Oklahoma, is doing something that most any small town could benefit from: building a habit of helping in our people.
People make small donations, conveniently at all the local banks. Most of the banks have pledged matching funds. (Double cool.)
The group picks just three or four causes to support each year. This year, they did the local food bank, the summer youth sports and arts activities, the schools, and currently the senior citizens’ nutrition center.
Want to build on this idea? Stop by the Bank It – a habit of helping website and gain ideas for your own project.
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.