Show the Philanthropic Love This Valentineâ€™s Day
Valentine’s Day can conjure up a mix of nostalgic memories and feelings. Whether its exchanging classroom valentines in elementary school, choosing the perfect gift for your significant other, or celebrating friendship with your “Galentines” on a day normally associated with romance, Valentine’s Day is all about showing the love.
This February 14, we encourage you to look at how you can spread the love by giving back. Consider the causes that are close to your heart, or the hearts of those you love. Showing you care by volunteering at a nonprofit you’re passionate about, or donating to a charity whose mission you stand behind is a meaningful way to uniquely celebrate a day that’s otherwise overcrowded with candy and flowers.
There are a number of ways to show love to a greater cause, whether you are passionate about education, animal welfare, emergency relief, nutrition or health, including:
- Donating to PWNA’s scholarship program, which helps Native American students – statistically, only 13 percent earn college degrees – attend college or other post-secondary schooling.
- Donating pet food, bowls and leashes to PWNA’s animal welfare program, which assists reservations in caring for stray animals.
- Participating in PWNA’s Winter Warmth Drive, which helps children, families and Elders on the reservation keep their homes heated throughout the harsh winter on the Northern Plains.
If you’re searching for other ways to give beyond PWNA, consider browsing the CrowdRise website. You may recognize the name from our #GivingTuesday campaigns in recent years. CrowdRise helps us, along with more than 1 million other charitable efforts, crowd source funding from donors who care about their missions.
How will you show the love today?