BY KAYLA BEIRNE
Your community needs more help than ever before, and there are simple ways to do it. Here are four easy ways to be charitable and help your community.
Your community is full of amazing things and notable people, but there are still many areas and people that need help. People are hungry, without clothes, and without homes. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can help. Here are four easy ways to be charitable and help your community.
People who struggle financially are under tremendous stress, and there are not many avenues to get the resources they need. You can financially contribute to individuals or donate to shelters, food banks, and recovery centers. Giving someone some money can only go so far. Donating to a food bank can go much further. Food banks have relationships with food wholesalers and get more food with that same money, feeding more people than if you gave it to an individual.
Create Care Packages for Homeless People
Creating care packages for homeless people is a simple way to give back and see the direct results of your actions. Homeless people have limited access to basic hygiene, food, blankets, and clean clothes. You can stockpile a care package with all these necessities. You will brighten a person’s day and make things easier for a while. Fresh socks go a long way, and grocery vouchers or gift cards are great for these care packages.
If you donate your time and skills, you can significantly benefit your community. For example, food banks, senior living centers, and animal shelters always need volunteers to contribute their time. You can also use your professional skills to benefit your community. For example, if you are a carpenter or handyman, you can help fix things in houses , shelters, and community kitchens.
Give Back to Schools
Schools today are struggling to get enough supplies for their students. Many cannot get backpacks or basic supplies and rely on other groups and organizations to help them. Contribute to a school supply drive, make school supply kits, or donate your time to schools. Kids need help more than most, and you can give that to them in various ways.
These were four easy ways to be charitable and help your community, but there is so much more than what is on this list. People are vulnerable, and when they need help, it can be impossible to ask for it. Be charitable this year and help those people in your community when they need it most.