A celebration of Community Action

May is here, which means it's time to celebrate Community Action Month!
Join us in celebrating 56 years of impact by following these ten tips to  celebrate with us! 
1. Get social with us
One of the easiest ways to show your support for HACAP is by celebrating with us on social media! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Then share our sample graphic via your social media to show your support. 
Advocate Graphic
Donor Graphic
2. Volunteer
When selfless, like-minded people gather together, beautiful things happen. From packing food in our food reservoir to reading a story to our preschool children or serving a meal to people in need, the opportunities to give back in a big way are endless. Check out the many volunteer opportunities today. 
3. Share your impact story
YOU have a powerful story to share. Your story can help others throughout our communities. Please help build our inspiring collection of stories by sharing some aspects of your journey and connections with HACAP. This is your opportunity for you to share YOUR story in your OWN words!
4. Shop Amazon Smile 
AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization(aka HACAP) every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop, visit smile.amazon.com and choose the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program(HACAP) as your charity of choice! 
5. Support a classroom, Build a future
Teachers and students need your support more than ever. Get crayons, books, cleaning supplies, technology, and more to help students learn and grow. 
6. Show your creativity, color the Huggy Heart
Celebrate Community Action Month with a fun activity for children and adults alike! Then post your creations on social media using the hashtags #CommunityActionWorks and #WeR1000Strong or submit them to wsanger@hacap.org. One lucky winner will have their heart created into a postcard! Download the Huggy Heart
7. Be an advocate
Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a good life in a prosperous place. Future generations deserve that same opportunity too. You're working hard to make that happen, and so are we. So continue to be an advocate for families in poverty. Reach out to your neighbors and ask how you can help. 
8. Get creative with your selfie
Is there anything more fun than a selfie, especially with a cause? So take your selfie today with the "I love Community Action" printable using ##CommunityActionWorks #WeR1000Strong, #wearehacap.
9. Thank a teacher
We celebrate National Teacher's Day on Tuesday, May 3rd; it is also the Birthday month for Head Start! Teachers are our organization's heart and soul, and we wouldn't be community action without them! 
Please take a moment to #ThankATeacher and let them know how much you appreciate them. 
10. Never stop celebrating
While May is a celebration of Community Action, we encourage you to celebrate with us 365 days of the year by staying connected and up-to-date to learn more about ways you can support your community.  







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