The holiday season is a time to be with family and friends, and express gratitude for what we have. For those who struggle with hunger, it's a difficult time.
Our county counts on people like you to volunteer your time to help make San Diego such a wonderful place to live.
More than 32,000 people volunteered to San Diego County programs just last year. Those folks contributed nearly $40 million of value to county programs and helped make a difference to so many people.
This month, we're calling for everyone to give back as part of the county's Live Well San Diego campaign. The county wants everyone to be healthy, be safe and to THRIVE – and we think volunteering is a great way to make that happen.
Below are some great opportunities to get involved in your community.
ABOUT LIVE WELL
ABC10, and sister station Azteca San Diego 15, are proud to partner with the County of San Diego on the Live Well San Diego initiative.
Live Well San Diego is an initiative of the County of San Diego to improve health and wellness for all residents. It represents a shared vision that can only be accomplished through collaboration across partners from every sector. This vision calls on every resident to take action to improve their own health, safety and well-being, as well as that of their families and neighbors.
There are three parts to Living Well:
- Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices
- Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies
- Thriving, currently under development, calls for promoting a region in which residents can enjoy the highest quality of life
Live Well San Diego involves everyone. Only through a collective effort—in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose—can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.
Recognized Live Well Partners include health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts and other jurisdictions, including cities, tribal governments and military or veterans organizations.
Local Action, County-Wide Impact.
Live Well San Diego needs leadership from residents to identify priority needs and make long term change. Organizational leaders and community members gather in the County's regions to plan community improvements and address health and safety needs. These teams serve as a central point for action at the local level.
For more information regarding Live Well San Diego, visit: www.LiveWellSD.org.