Twitter image: @CleGiveCamp
Does GiveCamp really make a difference?
Something I was wondering to myself, and this was before I even arrived, was the natural question of: Is this initiative worth our time and sponsorship dollars? Very quickly, as I explored the different areas throughout Burke Lakefront Airport, as well as LeanDog, and got to witness the interactions and projects in the works, my answer turned into a very definite YES!
Not only was this 250+ person group of individuals striving to make a difference in their own lives, but their enthusiasm and collaboration was something that was and will continue to make a difference for those involved and the nonprofits that are able to benefit from this effort.
I can’t help but toss a little personal spin in here too. Even as I’ve been embracing new life experiences and being more open to different things, I’m still continuously (and pleasantly) surprised by the connections that can be made simply by being more open and positive in my experiences. GiveCamp was a nice reminder that extending yourself, and I mean this on an individual and also a business-wide level, and doing something awesome for your community can have far more benefits than you could imagine.
Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and other sponsors for making Cleveland GiveCamp (Twitter: @CleGiveCamp) such an enriching experience to those involved and those in our community. Will look forward to supporting this initiative again next year!