...Not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.
At EVES we love being involved in our community and we are fortunate to meet many vibrant, hardworking people who generously volunteer their time. Many ‘not for profit’ organisations rely on the goodwill of volunteers and it has been said ‘there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer’.
Money does make the world go round but one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Volunteering as coach or manager to sports teams, breakfast in schools program and offering business skills to a board or community trust are just some of the ways to give back.
At EVES, we receive many, many sponsorship requests and whilst we cannot always support everyone financially, we certainly do our best to assist a cross section of our community. Sometimes that is with marketing or sponsorship advice; helping groups to understand the difference between sponsorship and donations. A donation is given from the heart without any real requirement for receiving anything in return; sponsorship on the other hand comes with an expectation that the business will be promoted through websites, newsletters, signage and personal contact etc. Approaching a business for sponsorship is very different to approaching a Trust or Community funding organisation.
As we head into the festive season our EVES team will be thinking about how a couple of cans added to the family shop for Foodbank, a wee wrapped gift to the Salvation Army or a donation to those in need will make a difference to others.