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Make your 2014 resolution count

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  |  Posted: Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 12:18 pm

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Volunteer Airdrie has done something innovative, fun and brilliant. (See story on page 28).

The non-profit organization is bringing awareness to volunteering and encouraging residents to do so here in their community by asking them to make it their New Year’s resolution.

Instead of - or in addition to - promising yourself (for the 10th year in a row) that you will eat healthy and exercise more, why not donate your time to an organization in need in Airdrie?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.

Volunteering will benefit much more than your waistline and give you something to be proud of. (Read the column below to see how volunteering has been rewarding for Airdrie City View reporter Allison Chorney).

Much like making the January commitment to lose a few pounds, the two things that discourage people from wanting to volunteer is the time and effort involved.

But as you can see on page 28, volunteering doesn’t have to take up much of either.

For only an hour a week, you can give back to your community, change someone’s life and become a better person.

We all know that Airdrie residents have a giving heart and will step up to the plate when donations of food, clothing and other items are needed but why not donate something much more valuable - your time?

We hope you will consider making giving back to others a part of your 2014.


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