Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Grads4Hire Earn Money & Donate Time

by Gilda Bonanno LLC http://www.gildabonanno.com/

We can't control what life throws at us - but the one thing we can control is how we choose to respond to a situation. For example, we all know the job market is tough right now, but one group of young women I know is dealing with the situation in a positive and innovative way.

Danielle and five of her friends just graduated from college and have not yet found full-time jobs. Instead of spending their summer at the beach, complaining about the job market, they have started a summer business called Grads4Hire. They will do any odd job from sitting (baby/pet/house) to running errands to tech-savvy tasks like selling items on ebay or teaching people about Facebook and Twitter. And the best part is that for every hour of work they get, they will also do an hour of community service.

They have started working with Meals on Wheels, spending 2 hours every week delivering meals to the homebound and shut-ins. They are also working on a project to create an informational board about recycling at their local town transfer station.

What a great idea!! Kudos to Danielle and her friends for being enterprising and giving back to the community.

If you'd like more info or if you're interested in hiring Grads4Hire (in Fairfield County, CT), please email grads4hire@gmail.com or call Kristen at (203) 253-6112.

And the next time you face a problem, rather than just complaining about it, try to come up with a creative and generous solution.

Gilda Bonanno's blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com

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