How to give back during this month of thanks
It’s November, which means it’s the season of giving back to the community. What a great feeling it is to donate one’s time, energy, or financial support to a great cause of your choice! Here at Govani Dental, we love seeing so many of our patients giving back to the Oshkosh area.
Ways to give back to the community
There are many ways to make a greater impact in the community. From volunteering your time to donating food, there are no shortage of ways to make a difference. Here are some easy ways to give back to the community this holiday season:
- Pick up trash
- Donate food or clothes
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter
- Volunteer at local hospitals or senior centers
- Give baked goods to service members
- Work with troubled youth
- Foster animals
- Donate blood
According to the Oshkosh Area United Way, 46% of Oshkosh residents cannot afford basic needs like food, and 54.4% of Oshkosh Area School District students have urgent dental care needs. A little kindness that is so easy to offer can go a long way. For those who are less fortunate, something as simple as extending a Thanksgiving dinner invitation shows amazing support for our community. Or, if you’re considering giving back to the community through a local organization, here is a list of non-profits in the area that could use your help:
- Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
- Oshkosh Area Humane Society
- Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
- Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
- Day by Day Warming Shelter
- Oshkosh Area United Way
- Salvation Army
- Tri-County Dental
The Oshkosh Area United Way also is asking for food donations during November. The most desired food items include:
- Canned meat, pasta, and vegetables
- Cereals and coffees
- Cooking oils
- Soups and stews
- Spaghetti noodles and sauce
- Cake and brownie mix
By donating these food items, your kindness and generosity will go far this Thanksgiving.
Click here for a full list of monthly collection drives with United Way of Oshkosh.
How does Govani Dental give back?
Govani Dental has partnered with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to create Govani Dental Gives. We will work together to make a greater impact for non-profits that work tirelessly to provide better futures for youth, families, and animals.
We believe that kindness should extend beyond our practice walls. As a way to give back to the community, we pick a non-profit each quarter and match any online donation made to our fund, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000. To donate, click here.
Make your impact go far this Thanksgiving
How will you be giving back to the community this holiday season? Govani Dental would like your help to make Oshkosh a great place to live and work for years to come. Our Govani Dental Gives program is an excellent way to make your donation go twice as far. If you have questions regarding our Govani Dental Gives program, feel free to call the office at 920-231-1955.