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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

You Don’t Have To Spend Money To Be Charitable



Charity doesn’t have to involve spending your money. If you don’t have money to give, there are other things that you can give that can have just as much of an impact. Here are just a few ways to get involved with charity without spending money.
Do volunteer work for a charitable cause

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with charity without spending any money. You could try volunteering at your local homeless shelter, working a stall at a charity event or simply helping to do some admin work for a charity. Volunteer work can be more rewarding than donating money as you get to provide hands-on help that allows you to see the difference that you’re making with your own eyes.

Sites such as
http://www.ccano.org/volunteer/ can help you to find charitable volunteer opportunities in your area. Alternatively, you may be able to simply get in touch with a charity directly and find out what help you can offer – charities are always looking for an extra helping hand.


Donate your clutter

Many of us have unwanted possessions in our home that could be donated to a good cause. This could include clothes, books or old electronics. Donating these items to a charity shop is the easiest way of doing some good – if somebody buys one of these items, the proceeds will go directly to the shop’s chosen charity.

Alternatively, you could try donating items directly to people that need them. If you’ve got spare food in your cupboards, you could try taking it down to your local food bank to help feed those in need. As for items like toys, these could be donated for orphanages or paediatric wings in hospitals. 

There are also charities that can take your donated items abroad to help people in need overseas. There could be someone in a third world country in need of a pair of shoes or a school abroad that can put your old textbooks to use. Old working electronics such as phones and laptops could also come in use.

Charities such as
http://www.change1slife.co.uk/clothes-donations/4588728881 are able to do home collections so you don’t have to pay for postage. This could be a great way of making a difference without spending any money whilst helping to get rid of that clutter in your home.


Consider other donations

There are many other things that you can donate to make a difference to people’s lives. Giving blood for example can save people’s lives during operations. You can find out more information on giving blood at sites such as
https://www.wmda.info/donor/become-a-donor/. Almost every decent-sized town has a blood bank, so you won’t have to travel far.

You could also consider donating sperm or eggs to help those with fertility problems to conceive a child. Sites such as
https://www.conceiveabilities.com/about/surrogacy-egg-donor-locations/surrogates-chicago-illinois can offer more information on egg donation and requirements that you’ll need to meet. This is a great way of giving people the gift of a child who may otherwise not be able to have one.

Finally you can donate your hair. Next time you get a haircut, simply bag up the hair and send it to a charity such as
http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/. This hair will be used to create wigs for those undergoing chemotherapy.


  Get sponsored to do a challenge


You may not have the money to donate funds, but there could be people around you that can. You can encourage these people to donate money to a cause by doing a sponsored challenge of some kind. This could be anything from an endurance challenge to facing a personal fear.


This can be a great way of supporting a cause whilst also pursuing a personal goal. Most people nowadays collect sponsorship through online fundraising platforms such as
https://www.gofundme.com/ - these can be shared via social media allowing you to collect funds from everyone you know. There are limitless opportunities for challenges from organised events such as runs to personal projects that you may have come up with yourself such as a sponsored silence.










1 comment:

  1. I love donating my clutter.


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