|Date Added: November 01, 2009 04:35:06 PM|
Most of us are privileged enough, with a cozy home, transportation to and from work, and enough food to be properly fed and happy. Sadly, millions of people around the world go without these resources. They were never given the opportunity to succeed. Struggling from day to day, they hope for a windfall of something as simple as clothing or food. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the plight of the needy in your community, through charity ideas. Most good charity ideas are created through groups of people working together. Mass amounts of food and clothing can be gathered. Organized sporting events, bake sales and car washes can raise money for your favorite charity as well.
Sometimes, making a simple donation to an organization just doesn't seem like enough. However, you can make a huge difference by holding a charity event of your own. Why not do this through an organized sports event? Charging a fee to see some of the communities local all-stars play can be fun and fruitful. For example, do you have a child on a baseball team? Talk to your team's coach, and suggest that the kids get together and play a game of after-school baseball, with the proceeds going to a selected charity. Both your team and the opposing team would be happy to oblige, because the competition is supporting something on which both teams agree.
What if you want to make a clothing donation, but have little more then a few old shirts in your closet? With the aid of your friends, you may be able to collect large amounts of used clothing to give to charitable organizations. By going door-to-door, you'll be able to collect more clothes then you thought possible. Enlist the help of some friends, and make your plan. Decide who will go to which neighborhoods. Have lots of trash bags on hand, for people to donate to. Before you set off to put your charity ideas in motion, make sure you have a speech prepared for people who answer the door.
Food donations are always appreciated. These gifts ensure that food gets to people who need them immediately. Large retail chains can be a great resource, because they regularly go through stock, weeding out items they're discontinuing. When going to places like these, always ask to speak to the guy in charge, like the manager. Call ahead to see when you can meet with the manager. The stores are usually happy to provide some canned goods, rice, flour and many non-perishable items.
With so many charity ideas out there, why not start your own tradition? Just a little work and planning is needed on your part to bring your charity ideas to life! You'll have made a difference, lightening the load of those less fortunate than you.
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