There are thousands of charities out there doing great work. Some are local while others are worldwide. No matter what your beliefs, there are plenty of charities that will compliment your views and you would do well to support. If you aren’t sure about a certain charity, you can go to Charity Navigator which evaluates charities to learn more about how the charity is run and where the money it gets ends up going.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to give money to any of these charities to help them out. As this blog will show, there are plenty of things that you can do that won’t cost you a dime, but can greatly help out the charities that you support, but in order to do that, you need to know which causes you support.
If you haven’t already done so, find three causes that you believe in. While I support a lot more than three, these are the main ones that I use when people ask me:
- Modest Needs: A charity that gives one time financial help to those who would otherwise lose their house or job.
- KIVA: The charity that this blog supports which gives microloans to entrepreneurs in less developed countries that would not qualify for them at local banks.
- Doctors Without Borders: Helps those with medical needs in some of the most desperate places on this planet.
When you have chosen three that you support, please leave a comment with a link to the causes that you have chosen (your comment might not show up right away as the links will cause it to go in the moderation line, but I will approve those that aren’t spam on a daily basis). Not only will it add an extra 10 cents to the microloan fund here, It will be an excellent way for others to learn about other charities and causes (plus I’d really like to know!)
If you enjoyed this post and would like to learn about other ways you can help others without spending a lot of time or money of your own, please consider signing up for free updates which will add another 25 cents toward a microloan. Thank you to all that have told friends or family and I hope that you will continue to do so. It’s greatly appreciated.