Many believe that you reap what you sow, meaning what you give to the world, you receive in some way. Because of today’s economy, many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet, keep their home, or even feed themselves or their children. This makes the work for charities increasingly important. Whether donating money to a local charity or donating one’s time, both gestures are positive, selfless acts of one’s self.
Volunteering One’s Time
Many charities such as the Salvation Army, Purple Heart and Goodwill (just to name a few) are constantly reaching out for volunteers. Volunteering is an admirable act of giving to your community and those in need. Many charities have soup kitchens, offer clothes to the homeless and plant trees and gardens throughout communities, just to name a few of their projects. Each charity has a different agenda and goals’, so contacting them directly is important to discovering where your talents lie. Various charities also work with disaster relief and often send their volunteers to various locations both nationally and internationally to help relief efforts.
Using a search engine such as Canada 411 will help you find a variety of local charities that may require your items, your time or your donation. This search engine with not only give you their contact number, but also a map of where to find them and a website to browse. From there, you can determine which charities work best with your abilities, the time you have available, or the items you have to give.