Have you ever considered yourself “entitled?” Many of us never lack for food or education. The closest thing to wondering where our next meal will come from is deciding which fast food chain we’re craving at the moment. If you’re reading this post, you CAN make a difference to children who are in need… and you don’t have to spend lots of money to do it.
Giving aid to underprivileged kids
You don’t need to be as rich as Donald Trump to be able to make a difference in a marginalized child’s life. You can volunteer your time, help spread awareness, and even sponsor kids for as little as $2 a day. Helping makes the world a better place for our children and it brings us a deep sense of satisfaction.
If you’ve decided to make helping children a regular thing, here are some things that you may want to do first.
Choose a cause that’s recognized around the world
Not all charities are created equal. Sadly, there are numerous reports around the world about “drives” or “charitable events” that are being used as front for scams. Make sure that the charity is transparent about their activities and is an active one.
Choose sponsorship to be able to give long-term aid
There’s a saying that goes something like, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” While giving a one-time help to poor kids is good, teaching them how they can support themselves when they grow up is noble. There are a lot of charities around the world that provide sponsorships, and the Monaco-based Unakids is one of them. By paying an everyday fee that’s cheaper than a latte, sponsors can help children go to school, eat nutritious food, and wear proper clothes. When the sponsored kids grow up, they will be trained to the vocation of their choice so that they may support themselves and their future family.
Ask for support
Alone, you can only do so much. But with a battalion of friends and family, you can make your donations bigger. If you’re planning on donating some of your kids’ used clothes, don’t just plan the good deed by yourself. Use social media and tell your friends that you’re planning to donate clothes on a certain day and it would be great if they can donate, too. Doing good deeds is contagious and you will feel great by knowing that you started the ripple of a worthy cause.
What’s stopping you?! Let’s make this world a better place for our kids. And if you’re low on funds, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to make a difference without spending a penny!
Tell me, has your family chosen to help those less fortunate, and if so, what creative means or through which organizations are you supporting the cause? I’d love to know!