I am sure that I have written about something like this several times before, but more ideas are always coming! More actual pro-active than prayers and thoughts -.- lol
There are ways to help others without you having to spend a dime, or a a really little dime.
- If you want to know more about a subject or learn something, libraries and librarians are great resources to get you started.
- Libraries are full of books and technologies to learn even more about a subject.
- Reading a book can give you a incredible amount of knowledge, about a subject or knowledge!
- Every summer and every Winter I have a clean out of my cupboards and if I don’t fit into something, or haven’t worn it for a long time and it’s still fairly decent. I give it away.
- Many organisations can help set up, so you can volunteer (or get paid) to simply sit with elderly people. Have a conversation and maybe a cup of tea with them. In Western society, we don’t tend to revere our elderly. I am annoyed by the current systems in place to “help” the elderly.
- Give Blood and get a cookie or something other delicious treat after.
- Baking for others. While this one may cost money to buy food to be able to make food, you don’t really need to spend a lot of money, to make a delicious meal for someone who may not be able to cook, for whatever reasons. Sometimes you can create a meal that can last for a few days as well. I’m thinking Soup is always a welcomed meal.
- Even if you don’t have a large social media platform. You can still retweet things. My new Twitter account (a few months old). It STILL getting it out there. There are lot of crowd and justice funders than you can just retweet. Without you having to spend a cent.
This past July I made a few posts asking others to donate towards the Australian Cause “Dry July”. My target amount just $500.00…I thought that this was going to be such an easy target to meet.
I was very wrong…
I had just assumed that the dollars I had given to other people would be reciprocated. Who doesn’t want to cure help towards getting rid of Cancer and helping make life easier for those who suffer from it.
I was very wrong…
Yet, the cheek of it is…They keep asking me to donate to their things still?
Why do people do that? It’s like those people who never turn up to anybody elses’s things, but then complain when others wont help them out? Except, of course, in cases of sicknesses. I had a friend who used to do that and she didn’t suffer from anxiety or anything, just never could be bothered. Then complained when people wouldn’t show up to her things? Like, of course they’re not. (She’s not even a nice person to begin with).
Oh my Goodness there are so many things I actually don’t mind Australia taking one “thing” from American and that would be Black Friday and Cyber Monday…I cannot tell a lie…It is fantastic with all the deals that come out at this time of year. I usually know what presents I want to get for people and I do not go out to the shops at this time. Although a delivery cost is annoying, I really do feel like it’s worth it.
What I also wanted to write about though is what else we can do as a community to help others who are not fortunate during this times. There are so many different services out there that do help those and I wanted to write about what you can do also. I’m hopefully going to expand this to different countries, depending on what I can find.
Of course we all know that we can volunteer your time to help at volunteers and shelters. There are a large variety of these. You can also help families by setting donations, after all help doesn’t just have to stop at Christmas: