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How Giving To Your Community Helps Your Health & Well-Being

Brooklyn Org Volunteer Day
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At Brooklyn Org, we know that feeling good and doing good go hand in hand — and we are proud to offer you opportunities to connect with your community, whether you want to give in the borough or beyond. From hosting service opportunities through our annual Volunteer Day and our Brooklyn Gives Nonprofit Connection platform, to providing BKO Memberships and Donor Advised Funds, Brooklyn Org can help you show love for the communities and causes closest to your heart in the ways that work best for you.

Here are just a few of the ways that doing good in your community can positively impact your health and well-being:

  1. The benefits of philanthropy aren’t limited to the good you do for others — community engagement is also good for your health.

Activities such as volunteering and giving to charities can help you live a longer life, lower your blood pressure, and reduce your stress levels, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

  1. There are so many ways to do good in your community  — whether you give your time, talent, or treasure, you can make an impact in the ways that work best for you.

Consider all the ways you can back your community! You could donate to local charities, volunteer, serving on a nonprofit board, attend community events, practice sustainable living, amplify a favorite cause on social media, give items of food and clothing, and share with family and friends in need, just to name a few options.

  1. Philanthropic activities are good for your career and business.

Community engagement has become a key ingredient to attract and retain today’s talent pool. According to McKinsey & Company’s research, employees want to work for a company that embraces purpose. An employer’s community engagement program helps keep productivity high and turnover low.

Three people wearing gloves participate in a neighborhood clean-up, laughing and helping each other with trash collection.
Brooklyn Org Volunteer Day
Family volunteers cleaning a park during winter, wearing jackets and hats, with city buildings in the background.
Brooklyn Org Volunteer Day

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Our team is always happy to discuss your overall giving plan, whether that includes creating your own fund at Brooklyn Org to support your favorite causes, connecting you to organizations that are aligned to your values, helping establish a corporate philanthropy program for your company’s employees, or getting your family involved in giving back to the community together.