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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