Giving back and the act of volunteering are important parts of a healthy lifestyle.
Research shows that both have positive benefits for our mental and physical health. Volunteering improves our mood, our body’s well-being and sense of purpose, and reduces stress levels. Research has even shown that teenagers who volunteer are happier, get better grades and are less likely to use drugs.
In a world where we desire instant gratification, doing good can give us a positive feeling almost immediately. And making a habit of it can have major positive impacts in the long term. It doesn’t matter how you do it – big or small, giving your time or money makes a lasting difference in our lives and the lives of others. When we are kind to others, we are kind to ourselves.
As part of Wellness Week with Herren, we will be collecting items for two local charities who do incredible work with children, most affected by addiction – Child and Family and Boys Town New England located in Newport County, RI, home of Herren Project. We are collecting UNUSED items for boys and girls up to age 10.
Gladly accepting donations of:
We will have collection sites at our offices in Tiverton & Falmouth.
Tiverton address – 1060 Fish Road, Tiverton, RI. Falmouth address – 350 Gifford Street, Unit 11, Falmouth, MA.
Herren Project’s drop-off sites will be open Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5 from 9am – 3pm and on Saturday, March 6 from 10am – 1pm.
We encourage each of you to join us! Have your own drop-off sites throughout the week for these two charities or find a local charity of your own to give back to. Volunteer at an animal shelter, a nursing home, a food pantry, a beach clean-up… the possibilities are endless!
Share how you are giving back with hashtag #BeYouDoGood. We will highlight a few in our upcoming newsletters. Let’s come together to celebrate wellness, the power of community and giving back.