Day 28 of 30 Days/30 Ways to Give: BACKYARD PHILANTHROPY

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community . . .

and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.”

—George Bernard Shaw


Serving your community—the place where you live and work and where you’ve planted roots—is everyday philanthropy at its most relevant. Because when you serve your community, you serve yourself.
Today’s Give Back Action: Backyard Philanthropopy
Serving the Community Where You Live
United We Serve ( is the U.S. government’s nationwide service initiative to encourage Americans to get involved in community service and develop “do it yourself” service projects. The website is a fantastic volunteer resource that enables citizens to search for service opportunities in their area or post their own. Here you’ll find handy toolkits for organizing a book drive, supporting a community garden, preparing your community for disasters, or tips on creating and managing your own project.