We often overlook the fact that you don’t have to have much to start giving. You don’t have to be wealthy or be a high-profile celebrity to start giving back to the community. You can make a difference by donating time and energy to good causes. So why don’t we start today and find out how we can start giving back NOW.
12 Easy Ways to Start Giving Back to Your Community NOW
If you can donate money, be specific about your interests and get a receipt for tax purpose. It doesn’t have to be substantial. Give what you can and as often as you can.
2-Promote Local Businesses/Charities
Buying local as often as you can. If you own a website promote your favorite local business(es), or write an article about it.
Are you a social entrepreneur or a charity? Feel free to reach out to me.I would love to hear more about what you do and share it with my online community.
3-Donate Food, Clothes, and Furniture
You can give non-perishable canned and boxed items to your local food bank. You can also donate clothes, shoes, and household items to charities. I try to bring mine to Value Village at least once every 3 months.
Check out your local Value Village.
4-Help Build a House
Participate in construction projects that benefit disadvantaged residents.
5-Offer Your Knowledge and Skills
You have an area of expertise or a skill that can benefit other people. Teaching, tutoring, painting, it could be anything. You can offer it to local residents or charities.
6- Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen/Homeless Shelter
You can find one by looking up online.
7-Volunteer at an animal Shelter
Animal shelters are often looking for extra help. Spend some time with your new furry friends.
8- Visit Local Seniors Centers
This one is actually one of my favorite. I remember how much I liked spending time with my grandma. Senior are a fountain of knowledge. Volunteer at a Senior Centers.
There is no better gift than the gift of life. Contact your local blood center for more information.
For Canada The Canadian Blood Center
For the US American Red Cross
For Business Owners
10-Set Up a Money Jar
Choose a charity that is important to your team. Set up a collection Jar in a high-traffic area inside your business. Great for shop and malls.
11-Sponsor an Event
Look for local events that you might be interested in and offer sponsorship. In exchange, you get publicity for your support. Win-Win.
12-Hold a Contest
Instead of given away prizes to your employees, let them choose a charity to which the money will go to if they win.
You are part of a community and you have so much to offer way more than you think. As a vital part of that community, show your support to those in need. You are unique, share your awesomeness with the World.