A YEAR FOR GIVING

Most people when they see the word ‘giving’ think of money. And many people literally have no money to give. Many of us are struggling – not all of us financially. Many times money is not the answer. Giving of yourself can mean so much,  yet it can be so easy as well as self rewarding. Give a smile. Give a hand to hold a door. Give the gift of helping. Help someone to load groceries into their vehicle. Take the empty grocery cart back to the store – use it. Let someone pull out into traffic in front of you. Smile at and talk to children. Be patient with those in line ahead of you. Offer to help your neighbor. A person living alone might not ask for help, but sometimes you can see when they need it. There are so many little ways you can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Another wonderful way of giving is the gift of time. There are so many groups that really need your help to give to the community in which you live. Whatever your interest, you can find a way to help in that area – whether it is cats, dogs, knitting, golf, greeting people, literacy, education, children, culture, art, wildlife and more. Here is a list of some of the groups in Brunswick County, NC that would love to have your help.

Brunswick County Literacy Council, Inc.

Brunswick Family Assistance Agency

Hope Harbor Home

Sheltered Treasures 

Blankets with Love

Communities in Schools of Brunswick County

The First Tee Brunswick County

Providence Home of the Family Emergency Teen Shelter, Inc.

WAVES4K.I.D.S.

Brunswick County Arts Council 

Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity

Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Smith Island Museum of History

Southport Visitors’ Center

LELAND, NC – NEW HOME COMMUNITIES

Since the year 2000, the population of Leland, NC has been growing by leaps and bounds and is expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. As a sort of bedroom community, the area offers the best of two worlds: The downtown arts and culture of Wilmington and the beaches in Hew Hanover and Brunswick Counties as well as the Brunswick County parks and rivers are all within just a few minutes drive. The beaches and attractions of Myrtle Beach, SC are also only a sort distance from Leland. There are many new home communities from which to choose in the Leland area, each offering its own unique amenities. Here are a few that may have just the type of lifestyle for which you have been searching:

Compass Pointe (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/homes-real-estate/neighborhood-development/leland/compass-pointe/profile/)

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/homes-real-estate/neighborhood-development/leland/the-bluffs-on-the-cape-fear/profile/)

Brunswick Forest (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/homes-real-estate/neighborhood-development/leland/brunswick-forest/profile/)