How do you do the most good?

Jasper Nephew of Owl City serving meals and doing the most good at The Salvation Army in Dallas during the 2012 Rock the Red Kettle Concert Tour.

The ancient Greek playwright, Sophocles once said, “To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”

We tend to think that “doing good” requires long hours of community service, but giving back can be as simple as holding the door for someone, writing a thoughtful note to a homebound senior citizen, baking a sweet treat for an afterschool daycare, or donating your old clothes and furniture to local families in need. There are many unique ways of showing love and service to your fellow community members in need.

There’s no better time to spring to action and seek out imaginative ways to engage in your community than during National Volunteer Week, coming up April 21-27. This week of recognition embodies the energy and influence volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example – not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well.

As we recognize National Volunteer Week and celebrate the important work that our volunteers contribute each and every day, we want to know:

“How do you do the most good?”

We’d like to hear how you volunteer and help your communities as a way to inspire and mobilize others to take action! Here’s how to participate: 

1. Until May 10, upload a photo or video of yourself serving and / or describing how you give back on:

2. Make sure to tag all images with #IDTMG so that we can reshare your photos and videos to our fans and followers during National Salvation Army Week (NSAW), celebrated this year on May 13-17.

So get out there and volunteer – we look forward to hearing from you!

Need inspiration for ways to give back? Visit for volunteer ideas.

One Comment on “How do you do the most good?

  1. hai ,
    praise the lord
    dear pastor how are you??? thanks for calling me . Please do convey our regards all your friends
    here God giving me a great chance to worship him for this town. many people are coming every sunday in our church this church had began before five months so we need affiliation it is very
    essential .pleas do arrange me a good church for me
    And also we need many things .
    we need key board, drums ,sound system,etc..
    many poor families are gathering our church,we need to help them. the schools reopens in this we need to distribute school materials like note books, bags,
    lunch box, umbrellas ,pen and pencils etc…
    they are expecting these things from us please try to support me these things….
    please arrange me on this month.
    every sunday we are praying to you and u r family my children’s sachin ,Sanjay,and my wife Neena are giving you a warm regards for you.
    thanking you

    with prayers

    Stanly johnson (State Bank of Travencore ,Peroorkada ,Branch: Ac / No. 67084252283)
    Preetha Nivas,Darsan Nagar
    house NO, DN 587
    Trivandrum,Kerala India-695005

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