Giving charity to a non-profitable organization is not a business transaction. It is done to help the needy who have been affected harshly. Many organizations are trying different methods to attract donors to donate.

But you should understand that giving charity is not just about cutting a big check, also you can donate other things that you think are essential for someone.

You can also help them by volunteering in different charity events. One of the influential examples is Thomas Kane a Chicago-based financial executive, currently working as Managing director at Merrill Private Wealth Management. Other than work Tom Kane Merrill Lynch donates most of his time in supporting various charitable organizations and also volunteer in different charity events to help people in need.

Here are five ways you can donate to charity without breaking your budget.

Donate your time:

The effort and need of volunteers are essential for a charitable organization to survive. Volunteering is as valuable as a cash donation and it is one of the worthy ways to contribute to the community. Every charity event needs a physical presence of people so it is a good way to donate your time for the help of the needy if you want to make our world a better place to live.

“Volunteers will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no volunteers,” said Ken Wyman.

Donate your car, food, or clothing:

If you have an old car, which you will never use or willing to move away, the best thing is to donate it. Be aware that there are many car donation scams are going around; try to find a genuine charity organization that can make proper use of your car for something good.

You can also donate furniture, food, or clothes that you have no use for.

To donate food, you just have to find food pantries that provide food to the poor and donate them, because food pantries are the best and the fast way to provide food to those who don’t have anything to eat.

Support small local business when traveling abroad:

Rather than staying at costly hotels, try to select any local-based inns or lodges. Try to shop from local sellers who provide locally produced products. This will help them in supporting their family economy, the best way to support the poor.

Social media fundraise:

Social media promotion is a low-cost way to reach potential supporters and attract their attention. Social media sites like- Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter help you to connect with many people who are involved in your organization. This can help you to generate a large number of funds for charity work from across the world.

Donate blood:

Blood donation does not take much time either money. But try to find genuine organizations to donate blood because your donation can save someone’s life.

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