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Giving to charity can be a very rewarding experience for many. The world is made up of all kinds of people from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of those who are from a higher socioeconomic bracket tend to give money to charities. They tend to do this by hosting gala events which can sometimes raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
But what if you do not have any extra cash to donate but are still wanting to help out somehow? Here are some ways to donate to charity besides donating money.
Let’s face it; many people have hundreds of items sitting in their closets that they just don’t wear. Some people have items in their closets with the price tags still attached! Cleaning out your closet and donating the clothing to a charity is a great way to help out. The clothes will either be given directly to those in need or they will be placed for sale in a thrift shop.
Many people living under the poverty line have great difficulty buying the furniture they need. It may be something small like a coffee table or side table, or something bigger like a desk or a kitchen table and chairs. Instead of taking your old furniture to the rubbish dump, see if there is a local charity that will come and collect it for you.
The one thing that most charities are in need of is help from volunteers. A charity can never have too many people to help out, even if it’s in the smallest way. Ring around to charities in your area.