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New Year's Resolutions That Help Your Community

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

There are only a few days left in 2019, and a lot of people are looking to the future. Every year, we make resolutions that benefit us personally, and usually, we don't keep them. Rather than making yet another promise to ourselves to eat healthier or be better about saving money, why not make a resolution that not only helps you, but your community too?


Here are five easy goals you can set for yourself in 2020 to help you and your city.


1. Shop Local

We'll start with the most obvious goal. Shopping local not only keeps unique businesses open, but it supports local families since most of these shop owners live right here in West Allis! Also, according to the U.S Small Business Administration, 67 cents for every dollar spent locally gets reinvested into the community through donations, event sponsorship, or community improvements.


2. Volunteer

Can't give money? Give your time! There are tons of groups in West Allis looking for volunteers to do everything from community clean ups to bigger projects. You can revisit our Volunteerism Behind the BID interview for ideas on where you can help.