You don’t have to be incredibly wealthy and donate vast amounts of your personal fortune to make a difference and donate to charitable causes. Traditionally, people see giving money as the main way to help a charity benefit, but there are in fact various ways that you can give to a charity without donating money. Charities are always on the lookout for help in various different forms and we’ve come up with a few ways that you can offer your assistance.
One of the most beneficial ways that you can give to a charity without donating is to volunteer for them. Charities are always in need of volunteers, whether it’s to raise money for them, help with their operations or increase awareness. It’s a great way to give back and take a few hours out of your time to actively help a charity. It’s a mutually rewarding activity.
A great way to give to a charity is to increase awareness in your community and do some fundraising. There are loads of different ways that you can fundraise, from something as simple as a bake sale to doing a sponsored walk. Charities are always looking for new donation streams and being able to raise much needed funds in fun and engaging ways is invaluable.
If you can’t donate to a charity then telling other people about it and talking about what it’s trying to achieve is a way of increasing visibility and may lead to donations. This is especially important if it’s a smaller charity which doesn’t have a huge advertising campaign behind it. You can even use your own social media platforms to spread awareness for a cause and let people know more about it.
Give as you Shop
Here at TheGivingMachine, we’ve created a way for you to donate to up to 4 charitable causes of your choice every time you buy anything online through our partnered retailers. We’ve teamed up with thousands of companies, ranging from car insurance outlets to your favourite department stores and they all want to help. We’ve helped to find a way for you to donate to charities at no extra expense.
All you need to do is sign up, it’s quick and simple. Then it’s just a case of shopping online through our partnered retailers. Once you make a purchase, we’ll take a small percentage of the total, at no extra cost to you, and turn this into a free donation. Every time you buy online, you’ll be helping the charities that you’ve chosen to help. It’s a simple way of making a difference from the comfort of your own home and with the click of a mouse.
We hope we’ve inspired you to start making a difference to your local communities and charities that mean something to you. You don’t have to make large cash donations to inspire change. Raising awareness, volunteering and making free donations when you shop online are all part of a wide spectrum of ‘giving’ and help to keep charities active.