Charity is fun thing to do at times. A genuine charity function may mean good life to many orphans and children across the world. Charity can be done anywhere be it home, office or neighborhood. One can take initiative and come up with bright ideas of fund-raising and charity. For successful volunteering for donation and charity people should work in group. Initiatives can be taken at home, neighborhood, schools, offices etc. one can even work with NGO’s and other organizations working for the same cause. Celebrity donation and auction functions have a good record and are always successful. One can arrange for such auctions and charity functions where people can donate clothing, toys, shoes, and food etc. For clever and fun ideas for charity people can work in collaboration with non governmental organizations. Volunteer for charity auction in school where children can auction for their old books, toys, clothing etc. in schools drawing competition can also be organized in which good drawing pieces can be kept for auction. Similarly art and craft function can be organized in which children and teachers can actively participate and make charity auction successful. Cooking is another way for fund raising for charity. Cooking food can be fun and one can invite people for coking and baking for charity auction. It can turn out to be successful and a good way to raise money for charity. In recent years many shows for orphan children are organized where celebrities take part and people donate whole heartedly. Such dance and music festival for good cause have turned out to be really successful. People can easily volunteer for such events and can involve their friends and relatives for organizing such donation functions. It can prove out to be really beneficial and can provide clothing and shelter to hundreds of homeless people across the country.
Albert, Carlos, Danny and Derrick are four men living on the streets of the Big Apple who are currently telling their stories through the microblogging site Twitter via phones that were donated to them.
Homeless people in New York have been given an online voice thanks to an innovative project using prepaid cell phones. Using the Twitter IDs @albert814, @jessie550, @putodanny, and @awitness2011, respectively, they are sharing insights into their experience living an unsettled existence with a global Internet audience.
The project, called Underheard in New York, is the brainchild of a team of creative interns serving an apprenticeship with the ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty. All of the interns are in their early twenties, and the ad agency challenged them to do “something good” that would gain publicity. So, they came up with the idea for Underheard in New York. The group was given a budget of $1,000 to achieve its goal. Thus, a new window into the lives of New York’s homeless population was opened.
In preparation for the project, the four volunteers were provided with a pre paid cell phone and instructions on how to operate it. Interns showed the men how to open a Twitter account and upload “tweets” to the global networking site.
Intern Willy Wang said that the project was an attempt to give a voice to the city’s homeless population, while another team member, Robert Weeks, expressed his hope that the project might spread, allowing more of those in marginalized populations to be given a voice.
So far, the men have used their new voice to share their hopes for employment and education, their joy over things that many people take for granted, such as finding a bed for the night or having enough fresh clothes to last a few days, and their disappointment at the lack of change in their own lives and environments.
Why should the child suffer just because the mother happens to marry an abusive husband? You cannot afford to ignore children when you are thinking about charity for abused women. The abused women often rely on their children for emotional support. In such a scenario, the entire experience can become very traumatic for such children.
When you are donating money, you can do your bit to make life of such children a bit easier. They may not be living at home and may be living in a safe house where they are secure from the abusive parent. However, living in a drab place with absolutely no source of entertainment can easily create psychological problems in the kids themselves.
From toys to new clothes to books to other entertainment options-there are many things that your child enjoys to have a fulfilling life. Even if you are not in a position to provide the same to abused children, you can always do your bit to help their life become easier.
From books and fiction to a computer to surf the internet- there are many things that you can donate without putting your finances under stress. It may not be the best computer in the world but the fact that the child can connect to the world outside despite insecurities and difficulties can make a huge difference.
In the same way, educational resources like hand-me-down books of the previous grades can help the parent save money in the long run. This may make a huge difference to the child as he or she may be in a position to continue education despite not being financially secure.
The child is going to become the future citizen of society. By investing your efforts in taking care of such abused children, you are merely making the world a safer place. A disturbed child today may easily gravitate to crime and antisocial elements tomorrow. Your charity can prevent that.
Giving to battered women or abused kids is not as easy as most people presume. Simply dumping all your torn clothes and thinking that the women and children would be pleased with such a gift is plain foolishness. Would you be interested in receiving torn clothes? Would you be interested in repairing these clothes by spending more money if you were charitable organization?
Many persons feel irritated at the fact that such organizations are very specific and particular when it comes to clothes. However, you must realize that those women and children who have been abused and battered always have a low self esteem. Improving their self esteem and self respect is the biggest challenge that such organizations face.
In such a scenario, being informed that they were given torn clothes and useless objects as gifts is only going to reinforce the sense of low self respect. So, what steps should you take?
You can convert this into a slightly bigger affair by pulling your own clothes with the torn clothes of all your neighbors and friends and relatives. You can then proceed to contact any service provider who is prepared to repair these clothes at nominal prices. Let that be the charity that you and your community are doing for such children and women.
You can then deliver these clothes in neatly packed cartons to the charitable organization. There is no harm in spreading word about such attempts and publicizing your efforts using the internet. If you don’t want to get credit, you can always keep it anonymous.
By taking this extra effort, you will be sending a message across that not only do other people care about such battered women but they are prepared to take steps to keep them happy. The realization that there is somebody outside to care for you can make a huge difference to the lives of such unfortunate people.
Any and every responsible parent will start worrying about the few future prospects of the child the moment he or she enters adolescence. It is only when you start your research early can you provide the right career advice to your teenage child. Well, have you ever wondered who provides career advice to the residents of charitable institutions that provide protection to battered women and children?
In many cases, even a single aptitude test can help the child understand his or her strengths better and act accordingly. Of course, it is not just a question of the scores in the aptitude test alone.
The fact that the individual feels that he or she has been tested and has somebody to care for him or her is definitely going to make a huge impact. How much time will it take to compile an aptitude test and get it graded properly? You can easily find experts in the educational field who will be more than willing to offer their services as charity to the institution.
Further, you can make use of the internet to provide various career related advice. If you are not comfortable interacting with such children directly, you can make use of the internet and coordinate with the administrator of the charitable organization to execute your plans.
At the end of the day, even if you help a few persons choose the right career and get set in life, you would have made a huge contribution. If you consider the monetary aspect, you will realize that the entire process does not cost any money whatsoever.
You just have to use your contacts and use your enthusiasm to give these children a chance of becoming somebody in life. You may find it difficult to wipe out the psychological scars but you can help them become financially secure to face life with confidence.
So many people out there are compelled to give during the holiday season. As it approaches they think to themselves "yeah, this is a good idea." But somewhere along the line they get caught up in their own holiday busyness and there giving heart falls by the wayside. They end up projecting their generosity onto their friends and family. Certainly there is nothing wrong with getting in the spirit with friends and family, but where was the love for those who really need it?
Charities during the holidays are of the utmost importance. While it makes sense year round, many charities, especially those involving children, are really poised to make their biggest push. Being a part of that push will certainly put the generous holiday giver in an advantageous position. They will have the advantage of giving back to the community during this wonderful time of year.
In many places all over the world there is a drive called Toys For Tots. It’s a wonderful holiday giving experience. Kids who are less fortunate select items on a wish list. They write down three of the things they would really want for the holiday season. You, the charitable giver, will select a few of these items on their list and go purchase them. These kids will then receive the gifts during the holidays. For those that have never had the chance to change the life of a child it’s a wonderful charity just for the experience to feel that. It’s one of the very best things someone can do.
If the charitable person isn’t interested in giving toys and would like to make their purpose a little more practical then there are a large number of charities out there where people can purchase coats for children. Coat donation is also accepted, but since the condition of the coats are often questionable, it is preferred that these coats be new.
Getting tax breaks from the government for contributions made to charities is one of the nice perks to living in America. The government recognizes the generosity of the tax payers and, in turn, the tax payers get to save money on their taxable income. It’s increasingly nice because the more money they give, the less money they have to pay in taxes at the end of the year.
While many people feel encouraged to give more because of this generous gift, there are some rules and regulations that the government must enact in order to keep it fair to themselves, and to others. They cannot have the someone claiming more than half of their money on charitable contributions just to avoid taxation. Everyone needs proof and needs to adhere to some of the laws made.
The first interesting thing that the Internal Revenue Service has done is create rules to entertainment functions for charity. Let’s say the city in which you live in, is getting together a collection of bands to perform at the local stadium for an event to help endangered youth. You might go to this event and have to pay the adjusted ticket price of 500 dollars. It’s an auction price for the seats and so you of course over payed.
The idea for many is that when tax season comes around they will be able to write off the full 500 dollars of the ticket price as a way to reduce their taxable income. However, when it comes to a stadium ticket or to see a movie or play, a person can only write off over the fair value for the ticket. So assuming you see the value of a festival ticket at 100 dollars, then you could write off the remaining money. Charity doesn’t mean that you get to go to a show for free. It means that you can write off what you overpaid for.