When you share your service story with others, let them know how they can be a part of it! Giving specific opportunities of how others can join your project will make it easier for them to partner with you. Here are four ways people can give to your project:
- Time. Many hands make light work! After sharing their story at church, a group from Gabi and Josh’s church volunteered to cut the blankets in advance of their blanket-tying workday.
- Talent. There might be parts of your project that need an expert opinion. By sharing his story at church, Trent got connected with a married couple that had started a community garden nearby. Trent shared, “They provided great insight in how to get started on our community garden, planting techniques and how to pick a location.”
- Treasure. Some people might want to be a part of your project by giving financially. This can be done through giving money, but also by donating supplies or offering discounts. Trent received free lumber for his community garden beds and Gabi and Josh received coupons and scissors saving them over $500!
- Tickers (aka: hearts). Never underestimate the power of prayer. Praying for your team, project and those you serve is an important way others can contribute to your project.
Perhaps, like Trent, Gabi and Josh, you have a service story of how loving others might or already has affected your community. We’d love to hear the story of what you’re doing in your community. Share it with us by messaging YouthWorks on Facebook or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org