Daily Challenge: Give to A Charity

Today’s daily challenge can be completed in many different ways, but it’s a simple one: give to charity.

The first step: pick your cause. What are you going for? Gay rights, poverty, homelessness, animal rights, Alzheimer’s, a cure for cancer, etc. There are so many good, legitimate causes out there to champion for – but you have to start by picking one!

Next: research organizations. This is where you have to decide if you’re looking to assist on a local level, a national level or a global level. Do you want to donate to your local animal shelter? Or do you want to donate to a nationwide organization campaigning for a cancer cure? How about a global initiative aiming to end poverty? Charities and causes at all three levels are equally as important and equally as worthy, but it’s up to you to decide what you want to do.

Give it some thought, then research at least three to five different organizations related to your cause. Figure out what your donation would go toward. Research the organization itself; make sure it’s legitimate and that your money will really be going toward the cause. Then pick an organization – or give to all of them, if you want to and have the available funds/etc.

Whether you give $5, $50 or $500, charitable organizations will accept donations of any denomination and they’re all appreciated. Of course, you can also donate in other ways, such as donating your time by volunteering with an organization (obviously more time-consuming than a financial donation), donating items such as products, baked goods, etc., or by donating to the cause by spreading awareness about it and the organizations that champion for it.

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