Peter Zieve is a highly successful businessman who was born and raised in Waukesha, Washington. Perer in the CEO of Electrimpact and he is someone who has never forgotten his roots. In fact in the last few years Peter has become something of a minor celebrity here in Waukesha, Washington, and Seattle too after the local Herald ran a news feature on him to highlight his philanthropic efforts. I wanted to have a chat with Peter for this blog post and I was lucky to catch him at a conference for his sports and business program, and here is what he had to say on how you can support your local community, and why you should.
Peter spoke very passionately about why people should support their communities and the impact which we can all make if we just give up a small amount of our time to helping others. Peter spoke fiercely about how politics have failed many communities and that is why we are seeing an erosion of them, further highlighting the need for us all to chip in.
The obvious idea for helping out in your community is to give up your time and deviate it to others win the community. You could volunteer in a shop, you could do some outreach work with an individual in your community who is going through a hard time or you could even help out the kids by starting a sports or music program with them. Offering a helping hand is not as hard as we make it out to be and if you are able to spare even a few hours per week, you can certainly make a big difference to the individuals within your community.
Sometimes it can seem a little faceless to simply offer up a donation of money but this can be a great way of helping if you just don’t have the time. Most community programs rely on donations to keep going and there are times when they will do a donation drive in order to replenish funds. If you don’t have the time then there is nothing wrong with that at all, and opening up your wallet can make just as big of a difference.
Something else that you can always do is be a voce for change, and get the word out about helping in communities. Much like this blog post, anything involving talking about what the power of good can do will be beneficial and can inspire others to go our and make a real difference in their community. You can also take part in campaigns and petitions which seek to make the government and local politicians stand up and pay more attention to what is going on in their communities, something which many casually forget.
The point which Peter was making is that anything can help, whether it is an hour of your time once per week or whether you commit your life to supporting the community, every little bit helps.
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