Resolving to Give Back

””January has always been a time for making resolutions for the New Year. It’s a time to think about the changes one would make in their life and then resolve to follow through on those changes.

Most people would like to break undesirable habits that might harm or disappoint them and strive to live a more successful and fulfilling life. One way to achieve this goal is to make a non-selfish 2015 new year’s resolution; help others and give back to society.

There are many non-profit volunteer organizations in our great city of Houston that really can use some help. Check them out!

One noteworthy organization that I have given to is Dress for Success Houston. They assist women that haven’t been in the workforce for a period of time and can’t afford to purchase appropriate attire, by providing clothing necessary for a job search. Assisting this organization could be as simple as donating an older suit in your closet.

M.D. Anderson is another organization where I have volunteered and donated in an effort to motivate and inspire others.

What better way to give back than to assist in shaping young minds and possibly changing someone’s future by volunteering with an organization like Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Whether you choose to give time, money, goods or provide services, resolve to make giving back a part of your 2015 resolution. You never know who you will meet or where your next career opportunity may come from!

Carolyn Kennard is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region. Before embarking on a career in workforce development, Carolyn achieved success in marketing and training with a major oil company. Carolyn holds a B.A. degree from Virginia State University and an M.A. degree from Prairie View A&M University.

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