The holiday season is here and part of what makes the holiday spirit so strong is what we do for others without expecting anything in return. Giving is contagious. When you are generous and charitable to someone, that person is more likely to be generous and charitable to others. Giving can mean different things to different people, but the beauty of it all is that everyone has something to offer. It might take the form of a gift you bought, one you made, a donation, or the giving of your time. This holiday season, we can all take the time to be thankful for what we have been given and give to others in any way we can.
The Live Well San Diego Expanded Indicators help measure community involvement and volunteerism across San Diego County.
The Contributed to Charitable Organizations Indicator measures the percent of residents who donated to charitable organizations in the last 12 months. Nearly 62% of San Diegans donated to charity within the last year (a slight decrease of just over 1% since the previous year).
The Volunteered for a Charitable Organization Indicator measures the percent of the population who has volunteered for a charitable organization in the last 12 months. Overall this indicator has remained steady for San Diego County as a whole with no significant change, from 15.6% in 2015 to 15.4% in 2016.
Think about ways where you can show generosity and give back. Here are a few ideas:
Make an impact this year by giving back to your community. Your efforts can help to advance the Live Well San Diego vision of a region that is building better health, living safely and thriving.
Stay tuned as information about each Live Well San Diego Indicator will be highlighted in upcoming editions. Learn more about the indicators here .