There are many important causes that you can get involved with. In fact, the number of people and charities needing support is quite large. However, we all have only so much time with which to work. Here’s how to make the most of the time you do have and get involved with important causes – even if you only have a few minutes a month.
Donate to your favorite charities supporting important causes
Donating to charities can take just a few minutes of time (in fact, if you’d like to take just a couple minutes to help get clean water to a medical clinic and school in Igusi, Zimbabwe, you can do so through JB Dondolo’s CaringCrowd campaign). This is a great way to support charities when you just don’t have the time to volunteer to work with them. Take a moment and jot down your favorite causes so that when you have a moment you can search for the organizations – local, national, and global – that champion such causes.
Share your favorite charity’s information on social media
Raising awareness is an important part of running a charity and supporting a cause. If your favorite charity shares a fundraiser, even if you cannot donate, share it with those you are connected to with a note about why the charity is important to you. It only takes a couple seconds to push the “share” or “retweet” button. You get bonus points if you “like” the post on Facebook and comment – this increases the visibility of the post to all of the intended audience. All of these actions take only a few moments of time, but they can have a big impact for charities trying to build a following or awareness about their campaigns.
Host a fundraiser for your favorite charity for your birthday
In lieu of gifts, asking for donations to a charity is catching on in popularity. In fact, it’s becoming so common that Facebook now prompts individuals to select a charity to raise money for when their birthdays are approaching. This only takes a little bit to set up, but again it can have a big impact. Not only are you helping the charity you support to receive much-needed funding, but you’re also helping that charity to get noticed by your friends.
Shop through Amazon Smile
Amazon has a fundraising site set up. You can choose the charity of your choice, and when you shop using smile.amazon.com, a percentage of your order will be donated to the charity of your choice. This is a great way to help a cause you support without spending any extra time, as you were already planning to shop, and the support for your favorite cause happens while you’re shopping.
Sign up for a race that supports a charity organization
Okay, so this takes more than a few minutes, but if you’ve got an hour on a Saturday morning, you’ve got time to run (or walk) a 5k. Many charity organizations host 5k races in order to raise money for their causes, and most of those welcome people of all fitness levels to participate. You can even find 5k races that have shorter 1 mile “fun runs” or dashes attached to them. Heading out to a race on a Saturday morning can be a great way to support an important cause and support your own physical health and well-being.
Show up to events charities put on
Races aren’t the only events put on by charities in an effort to raise money. Other events include concerts, fashion shows, craft shows and even galas. By showing up to such events when you do have a break in your schedule, you can help show your support and raise money for the causes that are important to you.
How do you support your favorite cause?
What do you do to support your favorite charity or cause? We want to hear how you get involved! Share with us in the comments section.
In the meantime, if you could take just a couple of minutes to support J.B. Dondolo, Inc.’s Caring Crowd campaign to provide Igusi with a clean water supply, your efforts would be greatly appreciated. Even as little as $10 can make a big difference in the lives of those impacted in this region.