Do you like donating to charity?
It seems like every other week we are being asked to donate to a cause: at the supermarket checkout, by a friend who is running a race, by girls selling cookies, or to help out in our children’s school.
How do you feel about being asked to donate to a charity? Do you think it’s a bit much? Do you dislike checkout ladies asking you if you want to donate a dollar?
Donating to Charity Tips
I’ve talked about my favorite way of giving before: aside from donating money to causes I’m passionate about, I love donating clothing and food to our community center and local thrift stores.
I regularly drop off things we don’t need anymore at the center with my son and make a point to explain to him that there are many less fortunate people, many of them kids, in our community.
Just two weeks ago we donated L’s first little bike to a church thrift store.
That church just started a new food pantry program and I have been meaning to go by there to find out when we can help out.
I’m really eager to volunteer my time, and I want to get L involved as well.
And these donations are tax deductible! So donating to charities is a big win/win in my book.
Another way for me to help out charities and causes is to tweet about them and their latest needs.
Since I have so many followers, it gets out the message to a lot more people. I love using social media for social good.
What is your favorite way to donate your time and money? Which kind of request of donation do you not like?
Wonder how much people donate? More than $358 million was raised in 2012 by a group of 63, million-dollar-plus charity checkout campaigns. Incredible, right?
According to the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council, the top thirty “thon” fundraising programs raised $1.68 billion in 2012. Wow.