Supporting local is an increasingly important topic as more and more people begin to understand the value of giving back to your community. Here's a few suggestions to add to your local list.
While the Internet has certainly played a large role in globalization, it can also help community members think local. For instance, if you're trying to find a way to get involved in your community — it doesn't have to be that hard. There's plenty of organizations who regularly use Facebook as a way to let you know what's going on. Here are some local businesses to know about on Facebook. "Like" their pages, never miss a thing — and increase your local support. Find local businesses in the Patch directory, and area events in the Patch calendar. And, of course ... follow us on Facebook! What's your favorite charitable cause in the area? Tell us in the comments.