When most people hear the word give or charity, they assume it means giving money to a person or a group in need. Many people feel like they can’t share because they don’t have extra money. They may live paycheck to paycheck and feel like they can’t squeeze another dime out for anything.
The great news is, charity is not always about how much money you can give to help. You can give of your time and sometimes even your talents. And there is no greater joy than when you help others.
Here are four ways to give to charity on a budget.
1. Give Your Time
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and is just as valuable as a cash donation. Many charitable organizations are dependent on help from their volunteers.
2. Raise Money
There are many ways to raise for charity. Share your favorite cause across your social media sites. If you have a large community of awesome people, raise money to adopt a family in need for Christmas. When your birthday comes around, ask friends and family members for gift cards and donate them to homeless shelters.
3. Shop At Places That Give Back To Charity
Many businesses will donate a percentage of their proceeds to charity. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choice. Check with your favorite places to shop for opportunities to contribute to different charities.
4. Collect Donations
Many charities and nonprofits accept donated goods, including clothes, shoes, furniture, and cars. Before throwing old things out, check and see if they would be better to donate than throw way. Ask friends and family for any items they don’t use or need anymore.
Those are just a few fantastic ways to give without giving money but are equally effective. There is a good book that says to never despise small beginnings. So share what you can and deliver it with joy!