No matter what the economy happens to be doing at the present moment, I never lose sight of the fact that there are people out there that have it a lot worse than I do. Volunteering and giving back to the community is what makes me happy; and it certainly allows me to stop focusing so much on myself and what is going on in my own life. We are all struggling right now; I have friends who have not only lost their job but have lost their home. It’s hard to understand what it all means but I find that by helping others I am able to give myself a gift.
One of the charities that are near and dear to my heart deals with children who have been diagnosed with cancer. This particular organization delivers everything they can to families including emotional support, medical support, and even food and basic needs. I am honored to be involved with them and I give as much time as I can every month to help them in their endeavors.
One of the things that I do every year for them is to help organize a big Luau event. We hold it in the spring when everyone is ready to come out of hiding and have a party; and it’s one of the events that nets us the most donations every year.
Of course, with any charity event, there is the challenge of minimizing your expenditures so that you can net as much money as possible. Party supplies, while you would not consider them to be such a huge expense, have really been a financial burden year to year. Until this year when I was introduced to a website that specializes in bulk and discount party supplies.
There, I was able to find Luau party supplies that are perfect for our fundraiser and are so inexpensive that we are going to be able to really save on our outgoing expenses and maximize what we make for a great cause.