Philanthropy? Sounds like something you put on your resume back in 2011 to get into college (or something you wrote on your resume to cover up the fact that your community service was court ordered… MIPs, we’ve all been there! But what does that word mean for a young professional?
It doesn’t all have to be stabbing empty bags of fast food on the side of the road in an orange jumpsuit or letting screaming toddlers paint your face with sharpies in 1,000 degree heat. Seeking volunteer opportunities in your town as an adult gives you the chance to really support organizations that matter to you on YOUR schedule. Maybe you want to help take shelter dogs up to Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community for a therapy visit that benefits both our elderly residents and animals that need affection and interactions to help them adjust to their new adopted families. Or maybe you are looking to participate in a car wash or join an area cleanup day hosted by the LoveMHK Team. Maybe you want to join a board and give back to your community through service to an important non-profit in our area.
Manhattan Young Professionals resoundingly stated that they wanted MORE opportunities for civic engagement and volunteerism when reaching out to the Chamber to help grow the YP program. So, no matter how you envision your involvement, it is guaranteed that other Hype members have that same vision for themselves and will be there with you. Send us your ideas. Shout out on a facebook group to see if anyone else wants to join you in your quest to give back. Because when it comes to showing love for Manhattan, this group is definitely hyped!