David Gianulias has a long family legacy of giving back to the community. His grandfather, Charles Hester was a builder in Orange County and built an array of structures there. Most notably, he helped build the Hoag Hospital as well as the CHOC hospital. Gianulias’ mother, the daughter of Charles Hester, is also involved with these hospitals, and devotes a great deal of time and energy into her charitable work. David Gianulias is following in his family’s footsteps and works hard to give back to his community. Not only is he involved with both of these hospitals, but he also contributes to an organization for fallen officers and various animal shelters. If you want to contribute to your community, here are a few simple steps to follow.
The first step is to find a cause that you believe in. Are you devoted to helping underprivileged families find affordable homes? Do you want to spend your time helping defending the humane treatment of animals and supporting no-kill shelters? There are dozens of worthy causes that need time, energy and resources. However, you should pick a few that you truly believe in so that you are able to offer them your full attention. Consider what your community is most in need of, and choose an organization or charity that supports that cause.
The second step is to consider what your cause needs the most. Is it a charity that requires donations? If that is the case, you can either donate yourself, or you can help fundraise. If you do not have the financial freedom to donate regularly, fundraising is a great option. Give that charity your time by spreading awareness and asking for small donations from those around you. Some organizations require labor over funds. If you chose a cause that is dependent on volunteers, spend a weekend helping that organization. You can also contribute by asking your friends and family to join you in volunteering.
The third, and final step is to spread awareness. Whether you are supporting an animal rights organization, or helping a hospital find funding, it is important to spread information about your cause. In the day and age of social media, this is a simple task. Post about your cause online, and talk about it with your friends and family. Non-profit organizations and charities offer help and relief to those who are unable to help themselves. These organizations are dependent on donated resources and volunteers. One of the best ways to help these organizations is to spread awareness and help market them so that they can find additional funding.
David Gianulias is dedicated to serving his community. He is involved with the CHP 1199 Foundation for fallen and injured officers, as well as many other non-profit organizations and charities.