And Shannon believes that anyone can get involved in ways that give back to their community. When asked what she thought of other Franchises getting involved in giving back, Shannon had advice to share immediately:
"In short – do it! Find a way to make it happen. A great way to start is to bring together your key leadership team to help define and decide ways to impact your community. Pull together a task force, ask lots of questions and find out what matters to your people – what they care about, what they want to be a part of locally. It doesn’t have to be some big thing, as sometimes we get hung up trying to think big. Instead, start small. Start where you are with what you have. Look around to see where there’s a need.
When I was little, my dad taught me to give. If I earned $10, I got to have $2 to spend, $7 went to savings, and the other dollar I gave at my church. My dad knew that we often have to be taught to give in this way as it doesn’t necessarily come naturally. I learned that giving, no matter how small, makes a difference to those whom I give but also to me, in my life.