Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer
– Author Unknown
March means spring, a time for new beginnings, so when opportunity knocks make sure you open the door! If there is a need in the community, done-in-a day community service projects can be the answer.
For Education and Libraries, March is National Reading Month. GFWC-NC CSP Chairman Eva Jackson has provided us with some great ideas to celebrate reading. Be a mentor, donate a book or just take the time to enjoy a good book yourself.
Arts and Culture’s focus is National Music in Our Schools Month and Youth Art Month. The decrease in funding for the Arts means that children and students need your support now more than ever! Art is good for the mind, body, and soul. It builds character and creates balance in life. Sponsor a performance or youth arts contest this month.
Civic Engagement & Outreach can plan a seminar to share the tools people need to avoid scams and identity theft during National Consumer Protection Week – March 6-12, 2022. Partner with the local police department or library.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977. International Women’s Day grew out of efforts in the early 20th century to promote women’s rights, especially suffrage. The Socialist Party of America in 1909 held the first National Woman’s Day. Today not one country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women’s Day.
Since 1993, March 22nd has been World Water Day. This year’s focus is the importance of groundwater. Environment CSP’s can visit worldwateday.org to learn more about this year’s theme and learn how to raise awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water.
Health & Wellness CSP’s can support American Red Cross Month by donating blood, hosting a blood drive, or volunteering. And promoting the importance of making informed food choices and physical activity habits is always in season. This year’s National Nutrition Month’s theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors! Select a new recipe and plan a healthy meal with family or friends!
We look forward to seeing you in Mebane on March 12th for the Arts Festival to celebrate the arts. We will have some hands-on projects for the children at Ronald McDonald House and creating upcycled birdfeeders.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We wish you the luck of the Irish!
Karen & Pam