11] Keep communication open – Cover a friend’s phone bill for the month.
12] Fan the flame – Send your married friends on a romantic date.
13] Cheer on a student – Send a gift package to them in the lead up to exams.
14] Growing a family – Cover the adoption costs for a couple navigating the process.
15] Support Education – Buy school supplies at the start of a new year.
16] Climb on the bus – Buy a monthly bus pass to help make the commute to work.
17] Patron the Arts – Extra music lessons for a friend’s child during the summer.
18] Celebrate a life – Throw a birthday party for a neighbor’s child.
19] Promote Independence – Assist a teenager with driving lessons.
20] Share the Burden – Help a friend with medical co-pays.
21] Travel Safe – Cover annual car maintenance fees.
22] Give Breathing Room – Purchase a month’s groceries.
23] Sustainable Income – Help launch a new business with startup money.
24] A Second Chance – Pay first three month’s rent for someone fresh out of prison.
25] Equip and Inspire – Technical skills training for a young adult.
Discuss how to help
We believe that we make better decisions together. By tapping into the “WISDOM OF THE GROUP” you’ll gain the benefit of the group’s wisdom, experience, expertise, and personal and professional networks in coming up with good solutions to help those you care about. The following principles are an integrated set of ideas and practices that form the basis of the pattern embodied in the Common Change discussion process.