Community | 12 Days of Giving - Day 10
By: Ashley Solis
Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities. Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive.
Day 10 — Uncommon Good in Claremont
The mission of Uncommon Good, “Is to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty and to work for the restoration of our planet. These two goals are intertwined, since the alleviation of poverty depends upon having a healthy earth with enough resources to support everyone.” Uncommon Good reaches their mission by assisting disadvantaged children in succeeding in school and moving on to college; offering support to young doctors who are educating under-served communities about health and wellness; and through a variety of environmental initiatives, including a local farm.
Their current programs are the Connect to College Mentoring Program, Medical Education Debt (MED) Relief, Urban Agriculture Program and Whole Earth Building Project. Each program needs volunteers and donations to continue to thrive. As a volunteer you can become a mentor or tutor to children in need. Also, you can support the movement of pesticide-free and chemical-free produce by purchasing the organic produce grown at Uncommon Good’s Fiddleneck Family Farm. For more information on how you can get your hands on the produce, visit them here.
Remember that sharing is caring, and if you can’t personally give back, share it with someone who can! #ieshineon #12daysofgiving