How does a family with little (or even no!) money give to others?
Actually, there are a great many ways to accomplish this.
Well, allow me to give you some ideas :-D:
- Volunteer to run errands for a disabled neighbor.
- Ask elderly neighbors if they would like to join you as you run your own errands.
- Make a plate up with leftovers for a neighbor who has been ill.
- Make an extra casserole or two for someone who has just given birth.
- Call the local battered women’s shelter to see if you can donate items you no longer need.
- Ask the local homeless shelters employees if they could use the pillows and blankets you no longer need.
- Find out what the residents at nursing homes might like: Old movies and CD’s, craft supplies, and puzzles are but a few ideas.
- Donate other items to local thrift shops.
There is a lot you can do without spending much money at all. Get the entire family involved. Children learn from a young age how to help others, as necessary skill in today’s world. Helping others teaches responsibility and helps to fashion good character traits.
Plan of Action: Sit down with your family and come up with a list of ways you can help others. Try to do at least one thing a month. Once a week would be good.