Did you ever stop to think about what makes your community a good place to live? On the other hand, it may be you don't think you live in a good community. If you don't think so, what is it about the community you don't like? Is it the people, the traffic and congestion, the housing, the services, a combination-what is it?
Being homeless for example can be a temporary point in time,
or it can be a long, lonely, fearful, stressful and hungry time. Not all people
that are living on the street are the ones that you see as you walk down the
street or pass at an intersection. There are many, some say well over a thousand,
which are on the street due to an issue that sent them to the streets that they
had no real control over.
The economy may have had a role; the loss of a house
due to a bad mortgage; job loss due to layoffs; the list goes on and on. We are
not here to expound on all of the people issues that plague our towns, we are
here for one simple purpose:
CCRES Neighborhood Program
CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES believe that giving turns ordinary money into change, a change for the better.
That's why we ask each of our CCRES partner to think about what they can do in their community to give.
Whether it's volunteering for a community event, helping out a neighbor in need, or making a donation, the act itself doesn't matter. Even the smallest act of giving can spark change.
In neighborhoods all across the Croatia, the CCRES Neighborhood Program is also helping families and business owners make energy efficiency upgrades that are saving them money and improving the comfort of our buildings.
CCRES continues giving, we urge you to do the same. Ask yourself the question:
What can you do?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Offer your skills.
Consider offering your skills rather than goods. Help an elderly neighbor with household fixes, offer to repaint a community playground, rake leaves or mow the lawn of a neighbor who is unable to do it. Often these skills are needed just as much, if not more than money or goods.
Give to Charity.
It doesn't have to be about money.
Inform yourself for volunteer activities in your community.
Check out for many well-known organizations.
Visit a nursing home.
Take some of your free time and visit a nursing home. Read a book with an elderly person, talk about topics in the news, play cards and bring a little joy into both of your lives. You will probably come out with a new friend!
Help a school in your community.
Offer to help distribute school lunches, check or grade papers for teachers, help during recess, or manage school activity functions.
Clean up your community.
Participate in a local environmental clean-up day or start your own with family and friends. Go to your local parks, beaches, or hiking trails and pick up litter.
Send Holiday mail for Croatian heroes.
During the holiday season you can send a card to a Croatian soldier through the partnership between CCRES and HVIDRA.
Volunteer at a church.
Offer to help with the day care, cleaning the church, bringing fresh flowers for the services, or offer to do office work at the church administration office.
Are your clothes too tight, too loose, tags still on something you never wore? Give it away. You can stop by your local RED CROSS or KARITAS , and many communities have drop-off boxes where you can leave your donated goods.
Give a new Toys .
Donate a brand new toy to your local children nursery to help bring joy to a child in need. Contact your children nursery to learn how you can donate.
Give to a local food bank.
You can donate a few of the canned goods you currently have in your pantry. With the recent economic crisis, food banks aren't being given as much from donors and more people are needing to be served. Contact your local food bank today to find out how you can donate or visit solarserdar.blogspot.com.
If you have books that have not been read in over a year, chances are you are not going to ever read them again. Give them away! Donate your used books to libraries, schools, or shelters so someone else can enjoy them like you once did.
Making a Donation to the CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.
Without generous private donations the CCRES would be unable to continue the valuable work it does in bringing objective information to an often overheated debate.
Making a donation is simple:
a cheque payable to CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES can be posted to the following address:
CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
10 000 ,Zagreb,
CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
BANK ACCOUNT 2484008-1105745975
More info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also believe that the restoration of dignity is a
critical part of the solution. We look forward to your
questions and assistance.
Who are we and where did we come from:
We are a not for profit educational organization located in Zagreb. All
of the proceeds from this project will go towards our mission and the expansion
of our mission.
The area was selected for many reasons; first it will be the launching site for a
regional and national roll out when we are successful with the first site.
Second it is where we live currently and we see the issues every day here as
well as other places, but here is where we can be most effective at this time.
As an ongoing support we will partner with local
and region organizations, both for profit and those not for profit organization
that we can team with for solutions. We will also provide a job for our clients
both as staff at the locations as well as assistance to our partners when and
where it is available.
We are concerned business people, members of the community, former
homeless people, caring individuals and maybe your next door neighbor.
We have begun at 2011 an organization called CCRES, it is a not for profit
Combined with all of our resources we have many years of business, life, community,
and family experience.
All of which will be put to work on this project, we will succeed and we will
see this project to the successful completion of the opportunity to assist.
By sharing best practices on things like workforce development and financing options, local efficiency programs can dramatically increase the number of Croatian homes that are energy efficient.
We will, with your help, make a difference in the community.