How Private Investigators Can Give Back in the 2020 Holiday Season
- December 14, 2020
- by Stephanie Irvine
With the holiday season upon us, businesses in every industry, including those in private investigations, reflect on the past year and think about how grateful they are for their clients, employees, and work. The opportunity to show appreciation and give back to the community is one that provides fulfillment and joy to both the giver and the recipient. Keep reading to learn different ways you can give back this year.
Tokens of appreciation
Most people appreciate a kind gesture that shows they are appreciated. Many investigators choose to send a small gift to the offices of their most valued clients and/or to their employees. This is something that can still be done in a pandemic world, and it shows that you’re thinking about your employees and clients.
Gift of giving
Instead of sending a gift, another option is to make a contribution to a local non-profit or charity of choice and let your customers know that because of them, you were able to give back to the community. It always feels good to give back, and this way allows you to thank your customers and help a local non-profit.
While COVID-19 prevents some charities such as children’s hospitals from accepting toys, many others are still accepting donations. For those that aren’t able to accept physical gifts, gift cards are always appreciated. The good news is that there are still many options despite the pandemic. Toy drives, coat drives, and food drives are still going on — and there are plenty of options. You could host a Toys for Tots drive or simply contribute to one that is hosted elsewhere. Another option is to select an Angel on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree to help provide kids who would otherwise go without Christmas gifts. Hosting drives for canned goods and coats are also great ways to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.
Investigators may want to offer their clients a break on pricing over the holidays by running a holiday promotion. This allows you to still bring in work while spreading holiday cheer.
Giving back to the community is something that helps others and makes you feel good. For investigators, it might be the perfect time to pick a pro-bono case, volunteer at a local food bank or shelter, or even volunteer at an animal shelter.
Host an American Red Cross Blood Drive
Now more than ever, blood and plasma donations are needed. Hosting a blood drive can help community hospitals and be a great event that is pandemic-friendly. Visit the Red Cross online to see how and when you can schedule a blood drive at your office.
Office Party Alternatives
With the cancellation of most typical end of year parties due to the pandemic, the world we live in is entirely different than this time last year. Some offices are opting for virtual parties or forgoing them all together in lieu of some of the other options listed. However, another great option is to schedule a holiday lights walk or drive-through.
Cheers to 2021!
It goes without saying that 2020 was anything but a typical year with its many challenges. We hope this list provides you with some ideas as to how you can give back this holiday season and spread some holiday cheer!