What It Means to Give

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We have entered November, and we are at the point where we hear the message of “Give,” in many areas of our lives. We are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, and we are told to “give thanks” and be thankful for all the good things we have in life. We hear on television and on the radio about food drives and charity events giving us the opportunity to give back to those who are less fortunate than we are.

So what does it really mean to give, and why is it so important that we do so?

Here at Direct Capital, the idea of giving isn’t something that we have to remind ourselves of or check off our list, it’s something that’s a part of our everyday lives and has been infused into our company culture.

Direct Capital's Core Value of "Give"

We say this not to toot our own horn or pat ourselves on the back, but instead to reinforce how important giving is. The world is full of good people – people with many talents, gifts, advantages, and privileges – and we want each person to find what it is that they can contribute and give to their family, friends, community and world.

So we challenge you this month – reflect for a bit on what you can contribute. For many, giving time can be the most valuable thing you can offer. Find a shelter, a food pantry, an organization like Big Brother, Big Sister, or even just find a couple of hours to give back to your family.

Giving of ourselves, our time, and our talents can change the world and build a future we are proud of.