Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Give locally

    Last Saturday was a day in which the national theme was to shop locally. The Idaho Mountain Express has long ex-pressed the belief that those who live, work, and play here in the Wood River Valley should support local businesses. We also believe in giving locally.
    The local nonprofit community makes this valley a more diverse, more active and more caring place to live than it would otherwise be. Sizes run the gamut from large and complex institutions to a hand-ful of people. Missions cover needs in edu-cation, the arts, health services from birth to end of life, animals, the economy and, of course, the unique environment that sur-rounds us. No matter the size or the cause, each nonprofit began with and is sus-tained by somebody’s passion to make a difference.
    As anyone who has ever worked in a nonprofit knows, needs are easy to iden-tify. It is much harder, however, to gener-ate an audience for that need. Audience in this world means donors, volunteers and partners. Those audiences are never big enough, even during this giving season. Any contribution you make, in time as well as money, helps expand the beneficial impacts of our local nonprofits.
    If you didn’t know that yesterday was “Giving Tuesday,” no worries. Look to your mailbox, read this week’s special section on giving, or just ask your neigh-bors. There are plenty of opportunities to make any Tuesday a day to give back to this community.

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