Have you ever wondered about finding a way to give back? Giving back to a charity of some kind is always a great way to make a difference within that charity, as the only way they exist is through the support of others. However, it is also really good for you, as the feeling of giving back can make you feel more fulfilled. So, how can you give back? Here are a few examples of how you can!
Charities Abroad or at Home?
This is a subjective choice and completely a personal one too. There are many charities domestically that need your help, and many abroad. It is always best to engage in charities that mean something to you. Helping Hearts is an amazing non-profit organization that provides in-home care for those who need it. There are a plethora of charities that need help at home, and overseas, so there is a rich choice whichever location you decide. Regardless of whether they are domestic or international, just helping a charity of some kind is such an amazing act that means so much to those who need it.
If you are looking for a way to give back and also be actively involved in the charity you want to help, then volunteering is the best way. Volunteering is very accessible, with no money needed to volunteer. Most charities are looking for people to help them carry out the activities they need completing in order to stay open to help those in need. Activities you can do whilst volunteering are very broad. It could be litter picking in the local area, keeping it clean and tidy. It could be visiting older folk to speak to them for a little bit and provide them with the much-needed company. It is a very flexible and active way of giving back, and with no contract, you can choose and fit it around your schedule.
Donate your Skills
Similar to volunteering, another flexible way to give back is by donating your skills to the charity. Something often forgotten is that charities are structured very much like businesses. They need to create marketing, manage the money that gets donated to them, manage admin and present/pitch for government funding to keep them running. If you have a special skill, like marketing or accounting, then maybe a weekend or two helping the charity with their accounts or marketing department can be a great way to give back. If you have some free time why not? The reward will be worth the work put in!
How can I Do This on a Day to Day Basis?
There are many ways! More and more regularly businesses and big brands are starting to offer products that donate a percentage of their proceeds to charity. Some big chain coffee shops have cookies and more, customized for the charity and when one is bought, proceeds to go to the charity. The same can be said for food chains too. So when you are out and about, be vigilant and look for these places, as small donations here and there or rounding up the rest of your bill, really makes a huge difference in the long run!
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