Donating Should be the Nation’s New Pastime

woman buying stuff for donationWith skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, including homes and mortgages, it’s no wonder more people need help. Thankfully, it’s also easier for you to donate to your chosen charities.

Wherever you are, there’s one form of donation that you can do. Take a look at these examples:

At Home

You don’t have to leave home to donate. PayPal donations are often accepted in local charities, and car donation pick up is also available for those looking to turn their unused vehicle into a way to help the needy. The good thing about these kinds of donations is you don’t have to think much about where they will be used; it will be up to the charity to use the vehicle (or the money gained from selling it) or your PayPal donation.

In a Shop

As more businesses become conscious of issues such as climate change and poverty, they want to reach out to people in need and invite you to join. A simple purchase of shoes or clothes, or adding a couple of cents to the amount you pay upon checkout might not seem like a lot, but if every single customer does their share, the amount will be enough to feed a village. You can also send children to school by paying for their supplies.

At a Drive-thru

man signing papers for charity donationFeeling guilty that you are enjoying that calorie-rich food conveniently bought at a drive-thru? Feed your stomach as well as your conscience by donating while waiting for your food. The pay-it-forward scheme is also available in certain cafes, so you can help a homeless person get a hot beverage without having to go through a complicated process.

There is no such thing as small change. It may sound like a cliche, but it’s still the truth. No matter how big or small, your effort to help counts.

No one can escape bad days, but you don’t have to let them take you down. It’s just one bad day in a good life, so don’t give up.