Resolutions, afterall, are merely commitments. They are a firm decision to do something.

It’s that time of year, yet again, when many of us pause to consider New Year’s Resolutions. Some of us set specific goals, big and small. Others pick a theme word to focus on for the year. And a few of us skip the process all together knowing follow-through wanes!

Can we reframe the resolution conversation? Resolutions, afterall, are merely commitments. They are a firm decision to do something. And so it makes sense that we take time at the beginning of a new year to consider new opportunities. What will you resolve to do in 2022? 

  1. Resolve to be Passionate
    What causes are you passionate about? Your zeal fans the flames of others’ passions. So don’t let your enthusiasm for a cause fizzle amid the day to day mundane. Keep the fire burning and take action! 

    If you are passionate about the wellbeing of children, consider becoming a CASA Ambassador. Ambassadors are friends of Henrico CASA, carrying out education, engagement, and fundraising campaigns on our behalf. You add value to our organization by helping your friends, family members, and colleagues see the importance of our work. More information is available here.

  2. Resolve to Pay it Forward
    At some point in our lives, we are all undoubtedly the recipients of kindness and generosity. A new year is the perfect time to commit to paying back that kindness by passing it along to someone who needs the support or encouragement.

    If you are ready to pay it forward in a meaningful and impactful way, volunteering as an Advocate may be the right opportunity for you in 2022. Advocates speak up for the best interests of children experiencing possible abuse and/or neglect. Join an upcoming information session (Jan 12 or Jan 13) to learn more about the life-changing role.

  3. Resolve to Invest in the Future
    There may be no better return on investment than investing in a vulnerable child’s life. Adverse childhood experiences are a physical and mental health crisis. Early intervention improves a child’s development and can change the trajectory of their future.

    At Henrico CASA, we believe that safe homes nurture healthy children who grow to become active participants in thriving communities. You can invest in better tomorrows by giving a child a safe, healthy home today. Recurring monthly gifts, no matter how small, add up to make a big difference! Click to make a commitment.    

  4. Resolve to be Part of the Solution
    As an individual, you can resolve to be passionate, pay it forward and invest in the future. Together, as a group of unified individuals, we can work to be part of the solutions that will improve the wellbeing of children, families and entire communities.

    If you’re like us, you don’t have all of the answers yet! However, we are confident that through education and engagement we will find them. We look forward to engaging with you this year through this blog, social media and good, ole fashion conversation! Reach out to us anytime.