Join a Giving Circle
If you’ve ever belonged to a book or investment club, then you know the basics of a giving circle. Giving circles are relatively new to the philanthropic scene but have gained ground rapidly. Making your donation through a giving circle is both fun and practical.
Where to look for a giving circle? Your local community is an excellent place to start, especially when you’re looking for a smaller, neighborly type of circle. But plenty of giving circles have gone state-wide or nationally.
Donate Your Books, Food, or Clothing
Donating your old cloths could be just the trick to get it put smile on another and to do some good. Although, you can do it in more ways than ever that benefit a great charity.
Don’t forget about donating other things too, such as furniture, appliances, food, and clothing. Food pantries and thrift shops have more needs than ever. For food pantries near you, check out FoodPantries.org. Find these types of charities in your neighborhood and know that you are engaging in the most direct giving of all.
Give Your Time
Volunteering doesn’t cost a dime, and it is the “in” thing to do these days. More volunteers than ever, in all age groups and from all backgrounds, are finding their way to causes that inspire them.
Volunteering has changed dramatically over recent years. Now you can serve in person or digitally by becoming a virtual volunteer. You can even combine travel and volunteering.
You can also tailor volunteering to your interests, lifestyle, and availability. Volunteering is great for teens, for people looking for friends and can help you land a job. It also may just make you healthier.
Whether you have one hour a week or one day a year to give, use our tips to help you find your perfect volunteer opportunity.
What Are Some Ways You Can Support a Charity?
You can support a charity by donating your time, money, or resources. You can volunteer, make a donation, or give away items you don’t need anymore.