When we find ourselves on a tight budget and are searching for ways to save money, it can be hard to think about parting with money for charitable causes. However, just because you may not be in a position to write out a few checks doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to help others who may be less fortunate.
A while ago, we talked about some of the more typical ways to do good on a budget, such as serving food, giving clothing and giving blood. Here are some other philanthropic ideas that you may not have considered:
- Business Attire: for people who cannot afford to purchase professional clothing for job interviews, you can donate your old, tight or loose clothing to Dress for Success or Career Gear.
- Eyeglasses: you can recycle old prescription glasses through Local Lion’s Club. They recycle them and use funds to give new prescriptions to children with financially struggling families.
- Gowns: by donating wedding gowns to the charity, Making Memories, you could give a special gift to a woman experiencing the devastating effects of breast cancer. You can also give old prom dresses or gowns.
- Home Improvement Supplies and Tools: if you’re thinking of upgrading your tools or just have a surplus of them from a project, you can donate extra tools to Habitat for Humanity or an organization of the like that are willing to except building supplies and tools.
Check out more free ways to make a difference over at 16 Ways to Do Well By Doing Good.