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How to Create the Good

Whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five days, you can do something good and feel good about it. Here's how.

Instructions

  • Step 1: It's all good Your actions, big or small, can help your community. Don't have a lot of time to spare? Whatever you can give has a positive impact, and every bit of good counts. You can build a fence, build a home, or build a whole community – whatever feels right for you – it's all good.
  • Step 2: Find the right project Find the right project – one that helps you make service a part of your everyday life by letting you do it on your own terms, in your own time.
  • TIP: Check out volunteer opportunities at CreateTheGood.org, where you can narrow the search to your own neighborhood.
  • Step 3: Get loved ones involved Get friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers involved. It's a great way to create stronger bonds with the people in your life. Check out CreateTheGood.org for opportunities to make doing good a way of life.
  • Step 4: Create your own project Got a simply brilliant simple idea? Create your own good project. CreateTheGood.org makes it easy by offering ideas and tool kits, letting you post volunteer opportunities, and helping you share your experiences.
  • Step 5: Track your impact See exactly how your efforts make a difference: CreateTheGood.org tracks all the good that everyone is doing. Viewing your progress and the results of other people's efforts is great motivation!
  • Step 6: Join the party! Join the party! Be part of a new good movement: We can each be part of making our communities – and our country – better, one good deed at a time. And doing it feels great. Start creating the good now at CreateTheGood.org.
  • FACT: Volunteering is not just a good thing to do – it's good for you. Research shows that people who devote just two hours a week to charity work enjoy better health.

You Will Need

  • A feeling that you've got something good to give
  • A wish to help someone or something in your community

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