Giving back is something most of us wish we could do more often. Many feel guilty about not doing enough but shouldn’t. Not everyone can be a volunteer or give thousands of dollars to a cause. But there are many things that everyone can do that would require minimal time and effort and make a big difference in someone else life. You could also help make your community a better place. Let’s takes look at a few ways that you could give back to your community.
This is one of the most original ways that you could do something for your community. Clean-up drives have been around for a while but deserve more attention. Not only are they a great way to clean up the neighborhood and fix public property, but they’re also a good way to show children to value the place they live in.
This will make them more responsible adults and teach them to respect the environment around them. The best thing about them is that you can stay as long or as little as you want. Nothing is forcing you to spend all day, and they’ll appreciate your participation even if it’s only for a few minutes or hours.
Giving clothes to a charity is one of the easiest ways to give back. It doesn’t require a lot of money and you can give back even if you’re struggling yourself. Many people would love to give to charity but don’t have the means and giving clothes is a way to do your part.
It’s also easier than ever now. You don’t have to leave your home and go to a designated bin to make clothing donations. Many services will come straight to your door to collect items.
Another great thing is that you can choose who you want the money and profits to go to. You can choose a cause that is close to your heart instead of blinding giving clothes away. Also, know that these services will accept everything from art to furniture to kitchenware, so look at what you may have that is still usable and see if you could give some away.
Food drives are another extremely simple way to help families who may struggle at this tough time. All you have to do is round up some non-perishables and canned goods. You can either buy them or look in your pantry. This could also be a good time to consider volunteering at a shelter or a soup kitchen, even if it’s for a few hours. This will make a world of difference to the people who truly need it.
You probably heard of apps that round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and reinvest them. You also have similar apps that will give the money to a charity instead. RoundUp is one example. Many retailers will also allow you to round up purchases on checkout. Consider giving to those, but also make sure that you check who the money is going to go to. Doing your research on charities is very important to get a sense of what they’re doing on the ground.
These are all simple ways that you can give back and do something for a fellow human. Even if you don’t have too much time or have limited means, there’s always something you can do, so try to do your part.