Whether you are someone who has always strived to live a good, honest and productive life, or else have only recently come to the realisation that what you give out to the world and the people who inhabit it comes back to you in the end, you have definitely come to the right place.
So, with this in mind, here for your information and of course reading pleasure, are five ways to become a more charitable and generous person.
Especially in these current troubling financial times (faced not only across the length and breadth of this country but abroad as well), people who are willing to volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters and a plethora of other deserving places are more valuable and important now than ever before.
As a volunteer, you will also be afforded some other surprising benefits too, such as:
- Becoming part of a community
- Making new friends
- Making an actual difference
- Gaining confidence and self-esteem
- Taking on a new challenge
- Stepping out of your comfort zone
2. Give Blood
The importance of giving blood, whether that be a one-time thing or else something which you continue to do at various points in your life, can never be overestimated and choosing to donate blood can genuinely help save many lives.
Donating blood is lifesaving and can help people survive treatment from cancer, chronic diseases and illnesses, traumatic amputations and other injuries and surgeries.
3. Donate to Charity
Another way to feel the benefits of becoming an altogether more charitable and generous person and to make a real difference is to donate to a charity of your choice.
When donating sadaqah, to an animal rescue shelter or a research centre into developing vaccines for diseases, giving just a little bit of money every month or indeed as a one-off payment can benefit a myriad of different people, places and animals.
4. Arrange Larger Donations
If you are someone who has access to different social media platforms, another fantastic way of becoming more giving and charitable is to come together with family, friend and members of your community to maximise the impact of your donations.
Starting a gift tradition around the holidays, for example, instead of giving each other presents that you don’t particularly need, giving gifts to local orphanages, homeless shelters and animal rescue centres instead. Alternatively, you could choose a worthy campaign and take it upon yourself to raise funds to support the cause by actively enlisting donors.
5. Voice Your Work & Encourage Others
Finally, but perhaps most importantly of all, one of the most effective things you can decide to do to become a more charitable and generous individual is to spread the proverbial word.
Use word of mouth, social media, your local shops and cafes and anywhere else you feel you can enlist to help making charitable and financial donations to worthy and wholly deserving causes not only more common, but more accepted, for now and for the future.