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Gives That Support the People Who Make Our Communities Function

There are so many people in our communities that can benefit from gives that support them. Think of those who keep our communities going by doing behind the scenes jobs that we do sometimes forget about. Postal service workers, healthcare workers, bus drivers, first responders and teachers are just a few examples of all the people working to keep our community going.

They are the ones who get our Amazon orders to our doorstep, they help us get to work, keep our roads up to date and help take care of us when we are seriously ill. They are also the workers who have tirelessly worked hard during the pandemic to help keep our community still going while the world was at a standstill.

As the people who do and have done so much for our society, we need to show our support and appreciation for all their hard work in maintaining our community activities.

Here are a few gives we can do to show our appreciation for all the different public service workers.

Greet Your Fellow Bus Drivers & Transit Workers

Transit workers help to keep our community moving, no matter the time and day. As such, one easy give we can do for them is to simply greet them as we board the bus or if we see them. By simply saying a “Good Morning” and asking them how they are, this acknowledges them as a human and more than just their position. A simple greeting can go a long way to making their day just a little brighter and break the repetitive rhythm of their job.

Additionally, right before you get off the bus, you can say a little thank you. This is an explicit way to show your appreciation for their efforts and hard work to get you to where you need to go in a safe and timely manner.

Write a Letter of Thanks For Gives That Support People

This is a give that can be done in the classroom, at the workplace or even as a family. Writing a thank you card to your public service worker can go a long way to show some recognition for their work but also our gratefulness for their service.

Additionally, sending a thank you card, or letter allows you to express your gratitude in a more meaningful way, they might even put it up in their home to be reminded of how much their work means to the community. This is a great way to remind them that their work has not gone unnoticed, and the community is showing their gratitude through these cards and letters.

Care Packages Show You Care!

Healthcare workers – nurses, doctors, hospital staff – have long 8 to 10-hour shifts with no long breaks. As such, one way we can help support our healthcare workers is by dropping off a little care package for them. Some may be too busy to be able to go out and get something to eat or even prepare a lunch to bring to work, they might also be a little tired from eating at the cafeteria.

Therefore, creating a little care package that you can drop off to the hospital staff – something simple and easy to munch on like granola bars or little snacks that can give them some nutrition and energy to last through their shift can help go a long way to show your support for all that they have done to keep our community and loved ones healthy and safe.

Talk to Your Local Public Service Worker

Another way you can show your support for your local public service workers is by simply having a conversation with them. At times, public service workers can be under immense stress from the long day and the daily challenges at work. It is no secret that talking can have immense benefits in relieving stress and the mere thought of knowing someone cares enough to listen to wants to know how they are doing, can greatly improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.

So next time you see your fellow public service worker in the neighbourhood if you manage to catch them just have a quick check-in with them to see how they are doing.

Support Local Organizations For Gives That Support Our Communities

Lastly, a great way to show your support and appreciation is by simply heading to google to find your local charities and organizations working to support these different sectors. There are often organizations that hold events or need donations to help keep their organizations running to support the workers and their families.

You can also talk to your local public service worker and ask them how you can support them and their fellow peers. This may give you greater insight as to how you can effectively support them and show your desire to give back and recognise their dedication to the jobs all they have done for our community.

These are just a few simple gives you can do to show your gratitude and support for the public service workers in your community. There are many other ways we can give back to the community, simply check out 365give for more inspiration and ideas on how you can spread more love and kindness amongst one another.

What people are saying about 365give

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“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
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