Thumbs up to for-profit businesses who lend a helping hand to area nonprofits. While our pages are filled with such examples of giving back throughout the year, three recently caught our attention. The Jamestown Cycle Shop provided a snowboard for use by Arturo Vargas from Puebla, Mexico, an AM Rotary Club exchange student attending Southwestern Central School. Wegmans is providing shelf space to help the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary sell more of its Conewango Blend birdseed. Recently, Media One Group sponsored the Souper Bowl at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club to raise money for WCA Hospital. It's important for locals to shop local when they can. Conversely, it's important for local business to do its part giving back to the community.