Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Merry Christmas from Farmers & Merchants Bank
|2009 has flown by, and it seems like just yesterday I was writing a post about “Helping in the new year.” For 2010, the message of giving in our communities is no different, as there are a number of people who still need assistance in some shape or form. Whether it is adopting a family for the holidays, volunteering at a local soup kitchen or simply giving a couple dollars to a charitable organization, there are plenty of opportunities to lend a hand without breaking the bank.
If you would like to help but you don’t know where to start, you can visit the Volunteer Center Orange County in Santa Ana or the agency's Web site at volunteercenter.org. This organization works with several other nonprofits and can assist in directing you to a nearby volunteer center or provide donation opportunities.
Many organizations are doing amazing things for the community, and I have been fortunate enough to work with some, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Be sure to visit these foundations' Web sites and continue to search for opportunities to give back to your community throughout the year, because giving is never out of season!
Farmers & Merchants Bank wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.