What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
"My advice for those interested in giving back is to align with organizations that are sustainable, align with your core belief, and drive your participation. I think volunteers should clearly understand their role as stakeholders and share responsibility for the success of the organization and its service in the community. "
"I like to spread the word for the American Red Cross to encourage blood donations. At any given time, there are multiple disasters where blood donations can save lives. Sickle cell anemia remains present in black and brown communities. Blood donations can be tagged specifically for those suffering from this illness.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is also one of my favorite charities. I encourage everyone to participate in giving at least $19 per month. There is a great opportunity to save children for the cost of just six cups of coffee! Imagine if everyone joined in giving.
As we mark the 58th anniversary for the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, that sparked the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, people of color continue to experience disenfranchisement at the polls. I urge all people to stand up and get involved with organizations working to protect the right to have an equal voice in the direction of the nation."
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