Director’s Corner


It’s that time of the year again, a time when families get together, cozy up by the fireplace, and enjoy delicious meals. For children, the holiday season is also the most exciting time of the year – a time to receive gifts from their parents, relatives, and friends. While the winter time typically brings us joy, happiness and a sense of unity, we need to think about those who are sick, homeless, or in need of our help. So why not make this holiday season a season of giving?

Be a volunteer and teach your children to give back as they receive. Studies have shown that volunteerism has a positive effect on your mood and views toward life – it can bring people a sense of competence and efficiency. Teaching your kids to give back to the community can also help to boost their self-esteem, bring positive attitude towards education and life, and foster a sense of generosity towards others.

Live Well San Diego empowers all members of the San Diego community, from government and local businesses, to schools, faith-based organizations and individual residents, to become agents of change in the three components: Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. Among the three components, Thriving encompasses a broad range of areas that are interconnected and foundational to the quality-of-life for everyone in the region. It calls for cultivating opportunities for all people and communities to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life.

Join in with the vision of Live Well San Diego and be an agent of change to the community through volunteerism. Volunteer as a family to engage, connect with, and serve your community and make it flourish. Encourage your children to give as they receive, to think beyond themselves, and teach them the virtue of altruism and benevolence. What a better way to spend family time together during this holiday season than to give back to your community and make it a better place to live and thrive?

Happy Holidays!


Kim Gallo