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6 New Year's Resolutions Worth Making

6 New Year's Resolutions Worth Making

Happy new year! Say goodbye to 2017 because 2018 is officially here. The celebrations have finished, and the new year has begun. Of course, what’s one favorite tradition that comes with every new year? New year’s resolutions!

New year’s resolutions are a great way to start the year off right on a good foot. Set goals, expectations and hopes for the next 365 days. Some resolutions revolve around family, some about personal development and even more often circle back to one’s own fitness regime. New year’s resolutions are a great way to focus your year on things other than yourself—to focus on living a more altruistic lifestyle and giving back to others. What are some new year’s resolutions that give back and are actually worth making? We have six ideas to start you off.

1. Spend more time with family.
This year, make an effort to spend more time with the people closest to you. Schedule out playdates, dinner times and adventures with your friends and family to be together. Having a hope to spend more time with family is wonderful, but actually making a plan to spend time together is the best way to make sure it gets done. Spending more time with your family builds a solid foundation of love and comradery for years to come.

2. Give blood.
Giving blood is a simple and effective way to live altruistically and support those around you. Whether you give to a community blood bank or a national chain is up to you, but giving ensures you can help others. Next time a blood drive is happening in your community in 2018, sign up on the list. Your single donation can help save up to three lives this year.

3. Become a mentor.
If you want to make a difference for the future, become a mentor for a child with a local nonprofit organization in your community. Mentor programs are the perfect way to build a relationship with a child in need and have a positive impact in his or her life. Check out what local or national programs are available and sign up to start working with a child for this semester, over the summer or the beginning of next school year.

4. Pay it forward.
Have you ever considered starting a pay it forward chain? Pay for someone’s coffee in line behind you at the store, or spend a little extra to help the next person buy their gas. This year, you can have a huge impact on a variety of people’s lives by taking little steps every day to live more altruistically. Give back to individuals around you by paying it forward.

5. Volunteer with a cause.
One of the best ways to start 2018 off on an altruistic foot is by volunteering with an organization or a cause you care about in the community. Nonprofits are always looking for new volunteers who can help support their valuable programs. Check out various causes near you and make a resolution to volunteer more habitually this year. Not only will you help others in your community, but you may be surprised to see just how much you get back personally as well.

6. Donate to those in need.
Finally, make 2018 the year of giving by having a resolution to donate to those in need near you. Whatever you can give can make a difference in the lives of others. Choose an organization or a cause that matters to you and donate to have a positive impact.

2018 has officially started, and it’s up to you how you want the year to go. Make altruistic resolutions that not only positively impact your life, but also the lives of others. Try out some of these ideas for 2018 resolutions that are worth making this year.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

Our Impact in 2019

  • Attended Group & Online Classes

    1154

  • New Homeowners

    641

  • Dollars Invested Into Communities

    125,400,000

  • Dollars in Mortgage Loans Originated

    2,700,000

  • Dollars in Small Business Lending

    150,000

  • Homes Built & Sold

    5

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