How Can We Help Poor People?
We can help the poor in so many ways. Even the smallest effort counts
and that can be achieved with the following steps: volunteer, donate and
fundraise. Volunteering is the easiest way to give your time to another
… person in need. Donating money can be done comfortably on any budget,
because every penny counts. Fundraising can be challenging, but the
reward in the end makes all the hard work worth it. Whether you are
helping the poor in your community or the poor around the world, you are
doing a good deed and helping those less fortunate.
1.Help others without breaking the bank.
Volunteering your time to help the poor does not cost any money. There
are several organizations that receive funding to help the poor, and you
can put your time to use through one of these outlets. You can help
serve meals at a soup kitchen, start a community garden growing
vegetables and fruit that the poor can use, be a big brother or sister
at a YMCA or Boys & Girls Clubs, tutor kids in homeless shelters who
have missed school
and build houses for the poor with Habitat for Humanity.
2.Do the research. Some organizations require
long-term commitments. For example, if you are mentoring a child, it
must be a long-term commitment because you are forming a relationship.
Habitat for Humanity has short-term and long-term trips as well as local programs.
Volunteering at a soup kitchen is more flexible and does not require a
3.Get involved locally. You can also find out more
information about volunteering from your local town hall and schools.
While some school volunteer events need kids to participate, they also
look for adults to chaperone the trips.
1.Think about what you want to do with your money.
Donating to a charity that helps the poor is a selfless thing to do. A
perk to donating money is that your donation is usually tax-deductible.
2.Decide where you want your money to go based on
the charity you pick. Some focus on educating the poor while others
focus on food and shelter.
1.Prepare yourself for hard work. Fundraising is not
easy. It takes a lot of dedication, time and passion. Fundraising can
be done individually or in a group.
2.Think small. The easiest way is to collect spare
change. Take your change to a supermarket that has a change-counting
machine. The fee to use the machine is small, and it’s a simple way to
skip the hassle of counting it out yourself.
3.Get more people involved. Raise money by having a
bake sale. You will have to put your own money into buying cooking
materials, but you will make enough baked goods to raise more money than
you initially invested.
4.Be active. Host a walkathon, marathon or race.
People who believe in raising money for the poor ask friends and
relatives to support them by donating money if they complete the event.
They can also get pledges for how many miles they walk or run. Those
pledges then turn into donations.
5.Challenge yourself. An elaborate fundraising event
is a silent auction. Ask people to donate items for free–anything from
artwork to a free dinner at a nice restaurant to tickets to the theater. After
you have a collection of items, host a silent auction and allow people
to bid on each item. Start the bid high, and depending on the appeal of
the item, people will bid higher and higher–and you will raise more