The World is faced with many issues, hunger, poverty, climate change, animal endangerment and natural disasters to name just a few. Thankfully we live in a World of many helpers and there are some amazing charities like Oxfam, Greenpeace, SCOAN (Synagogue Church of All Nations) and Water Aid to name just a few, who are helping the planet fix its problems step by step. You can do your bit towards helping the planet by following in the footsteps of the people who work for these organizations and being more charitable.
Being a charitable person is not difficult, it just requires a little thought, time and money and if you want to be a better and more charitable person then here are some ways in which you can do it.
Charity doesn’t have to be about grand gestures and often the smallest things can make a big difference to people’s lives. Even amongst your friends you can be charitable, you could offer to look after a friend’s children, invite a lonely fired out for a meal, offer to take someone to work instead of taking the bus or helping someone with a DIY project. Many think that charity is just about helping the poor but it isn’t, it is also about helping to improve someone’s life for a little bit and you can do this very easily as part of your daily life.
Organizations like the ones mentioned above rely heavily on people giving money from the kindness of their hearts. In order for these organizations to do their jobs to the best of their ability, they need funding and you can help out with a small monthly donation. Just think about it, if every single person gave up just 1% of their monthly income to help charities then it wouldn’t take long before many of the World’s problems were solved. You can start the process with a small monthly donation to a charity of your choice.
Volunteering your time is something that many people feel as though they cannot do, they use excuses like having a busy life or simply not having enough time but this is often a cop-out. There is always time in the week that you can give up in order to volunteer and help improve the lives of others if you are prepared to make the time to do it. You do not need to volunteer for days on end, any time that you can spare would be appreciated. You could give up as little as an afternoon each week to spend in a local children’s hospital, you could work in a local charity store on a Saturday mooring or you could even fundraise on the streets with whatever time that you can spare to try and get charities more money to do their excellent work. Take a look at your weekly schedule and ask yourself honestly if you cannot spare the time to improve somebody’s life.