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By Up2Date News Space , 12 / 07 / 2021 | 06:09 PM
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No one becomes poor by giving

Put Your Special Skills To Use : 

Think about your skills, hobbies, and interests, and reach out to a charity who might need your help. Put cooking skills to use with a community breakfast program. Use your love of reading to help a local literacy program for children or newcomers. Have a skill you can teach or share. Shelters, community programs, and many other charities are often looking for those with artistic, writing, or computer skills to help improve the lives of others. Use your imagination as there is certainly a charity out there looking for someone with the skills you have to offer!

Give Your Time : 

Not sure what skills you have to offer or just want to try something different? Many charities depend on volunteers to fulfill their mission. Check out your favourite charity’s website or search the Volunteer Centre to learn about all the ways you can help. There are many charities looking for youth mentors, volunteer drivers, special event volunteers, new board members, or general office help. Charities really appreciate volunteers and there are likely to be organisations in your community that could use an extra pair of helping hands. It’s a great way to meet new people and develop skills to use at work or university.

Teach your kids about giving : 

Get your children involved by talking to them about the importance of giving. Giving unwanted toys to those less fortunate, smiling at someone on the street, holding doors open for people or visiting a sick relative is still charity because it warms someone's heart.

Give Old Clothes a Second Life : 

Many charities and non-profit organizations depend on clothing donations. While many charities have a need for used, gently used clothing, consider giving winter clothing to charities working with newcomers, refugees or people experiencing homelessness. If you have professional clothing, there are often local charities specifically working to help outfit people in need for job interviews. 

Donate blood : 

Donating blood regularly - or even as a one-off - is a great way to ensure that you're giving back to those who need it. By giving blood, every donor is contributing to a nationwide challenge to provide life-saving products whenever and wherever they are needed.

Take part in a charity run : 

Completing a charity run is a great social event which can make you feel great while helping a cause close to your heart. It also gives you an excuse to tuck into some goodies as a reward.

Shout loud on social media : 

Share one of our quirky Facebook wall posts to raise awareness for a cause close to your heart. It’s a free and easy way to support a charity at any time of year. Take to social media and talk about your favourite charity! Share videos and stories that tell your friends about all the great work they do, and tell your friends about their events and other ways they can get involved. You can also go old school and simply talk to people about your favourite cause and how they can help.

Organise a charity shop Secret Santa : 

Rather than buying your annual Secret Santa present from a high street shop, agree to buy your gifts from a charity shop. Your favourite causes will benefit and you’ll receive an unusual and unique present! Support national giving days such as #givingtuesday: Join to celebrate all that’s good about giving. Whether you’re an individual, a company or a charity, there are plenty of ways to get involved in national events throughout the year. 

Donate money : 

Give a gift that makes a difference by donating to your favourite cause by credit or debit card.You can donate from your pre-tax salary and benefit from the full income tax relief.

Throw an office party for charity : 

Throw an office party and encourage everyone to contribute. Send round a donation tin to collect donations for your favourite cause and encourage your employer to match your contributions.

Give as you shop : 

If you’re avoiding the busy high streets and doing your shopping online, sign up to a retail website which donates to charity every time you shop with them.Leave a gift to charity in your Will: A charity legacy is a tax-effective way to give, and allows you peace of mind that your giving will live on. Imagine your old eyeglasses could help someone see well enough to read, succeed in their career, or gain independence. Many local and international charities help distribute used glasses to people in need. 

Gift your financial assets : 

If you earn and have qualifying shares, you might want to consider putting these to good use by gifting them to charity.