Most of us grew up with parents who urged us to remember how lucky we were. Perhaps you never felt so lucky, but once you see how truly unfortunate some of the world's people area, you will realize that having access to social assistance and realtors and a roof over your head makes you pretty darn lucky. Also, we can avoid developing a toothache since dentists have many clinics for people who suffer from this affliction. If you're curious about what life is like for other people or you already know and you want to help make a difference, this website will help introduce you to some charities and charitable work that you could do to help.
When most people think of charities, they think of the big names like Oxfam, UNICEF, the Heart and Stroke Association, or the World Wildlife Fund. These juggernauts of the charitable world have huge staffs, huge reach, and are able to command millions of dollars for their projects. All you have to do is respond to an email or donate a few dollars with your credit card on their website and you'll be joining together with millions of others to make a difference together. This is the easiest way to start out with charitable giving because it requires the least effort from you and gradually introduces you to the type of project that are possible through charitable work.
Some people have more time and energy, however, and want to use it to make a bigger difference where they can see the results of their work. These people might join together with their co-workers at the office to raise enough money for a pallet of emergency supplies to be sent to a disaster zone. Some of them may even go so far as to start their own charities, soliciting and advertising on their own time with their own money to drum up support for a cause that perhaps doesn't have backing by heavy hitters, such as the plight of stray and abandoned cats in your city or the many children who go to school each morning without breakfast or go without dental or medical care.
In many cases, local service organizations such as Lions International or the Rotary Clubs do a lot of charity work. Even small clubs like the District Lions Club raise tens of thousands of dollars every year with initiatives such as their annual classic car draw.
If you lack the organizational skills and charisma needed to start a charity from scratch, you can always volunteer your time with an existing charity. This is a great way to help out the less fortunate even when you don't have a lot of money in your budget to spare. You can start out at the grassroots level, giving a bus fare here or a new coat there, or find a charity that does the sort of work that interests you, such as the local food bank, a women's shelter, or the hospital foundation. Whatever your skill set, there's a charity out there that can use your help, whether you sell school supplies for a living or build homes. We can help you figure out where you are most needed. Abba Parts & Service (aftermarket parts solutions) for example, tells us that they regularly take in high school volunteers to help in the office and the students earn their volunteer hours for graduation.
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