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3 Reasons to Do Charity Work

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Here at Fire Inc, our staff regularly engages in philanthropic opportunities that help solve local and global problems. While this is a mainstay in our work environment and we have no trouble at all rallying the troops around a cause, other business owners who want to get involved in similar activities find it extremely difficult to motivate their staff to jump in and lend a hand. So, if you are in a company that regularly engages in charity work and you’re wondering why you should get involved, here are some great reasons. Alternatively, if you are in a leadership position in your company and you’re wondering how to get people involved, your next meeting should have the following reasons mentioned (don’t just tell people to ‘do it because it’s part of your job’).

Charity Work Can Bring Perspective and Humility

The first person who turned me on to charity work was Tony Robbins. In one of his many great public speeches, he stated that he regularly gets his family involved in charity work so that they can gain perspective on the world around them. Whether a person is facing tough times or they aren’t humbled, then this is a no-brainer. Helping others with their problems and/or difficulties can snap us out of whatever sad story we are self-narrating in our lives at the moment.

Charity Work Can Provide That One Missing Piece for Someone

There are so many people that say, “Well if that bum really wanted money, McDonald’s is hiring right now.” While that may sound like a logical solution to us, we have to realize that a lot of people who are in need simply lack some of the basic skills required to gain employment. By helping people, not just the homeless, we are able to teach these basic skills that these people may not have learned otherwise. Sometimes, that’s all they need to go on living meaningful lives.

You Can Learn New Skills

There are several charitable organizations and volunteer activities where you won’t just be helping others benefit, but you’ll be learning something new yourself. Want to learn something about building a house? Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Want to learn how to be a leader? All you have to do is volunteer to actually be one.

There are so many opportunities to better ourselves by helping others that we’ll have to make another post about it next week. Just remember this – life isn’t about all of the glitz and glamour that the media shoves down our throat. It’s about the amount and quality of help that you give in the world, both global and domestic.

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Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Philanthropy


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Fire Inc. Atlanta Supports an Operation Smile Medical Mission in Guatemala

Fire Inc. Atlanta Supports an Operation Smile Medical Mission in Guatemala

Fire Inc. Atlanta believes in the importance of giving back and making a difference in the community. This year, Fire Inc. Atlanta held various charity events and helped raise funds to support an Operation Smile medical mission. Operation Smile is a not-for-profit medical service organization that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. To date, Operation Smile has provided reconstructive surgery to more than 150,000 children and young adults in more than 50 countries.

Multiple business joined the effort to fund a medical mission in Guatemala. However, Fire Inc. Atlanta’s determination and constant support granted them the recognition of being one of the top fundraisers! The president of Fire Inc. Atlanta, Malcolm Elavia, had the privilege to go on this medical mission trip on behalf of his company. During the week-long mission, Malcolm helped coordinate screenings, interacted with the families, and assisted in the recovery process.

Malcolm Elavia shared his experience:

“Having the opportunity to go to Guatemala and see these life-changing surgeries take place was amazing. I loved getting to see first-hand the impact that our donations made on each of these patients and I am proud to be able to support such a great cause. Being able to presence these surgeries was sad but heartwarming at the same time. I really got attached to some of the kids and their families that I spent time with. The most impactful experience by far was the relationship I built with an 8 year old girl named Palisha and her family. Palisha was unfortunately not selected as a candidate for the surgery for this year, but still showed such a positive, thankful spirit to all of us who came down to help out with the mission trip. Before I left, she even gave me a framed picture of us as a gift. I’ll always remember her optimism and plan to stay in touch with her and her family in the future.”

Overall, 104 patients had the opportunity to receive the surgery. Now that Malcolm is back from the trip, he is more motivated than ever to be able to support this great cause. Over the next year, Malcolm plans to support Operation Smile by raising twice the amount his company donated in 2014.

To find out how you can join Fire Inc. Atlanta’s effort, visit our Miles of Smiles page by clicking here! 

Let’s help Operation Smile change lives one smile at a time!

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