Guest post by Theresa who blogs at MyFaveDeals.com
When it comes to my budget, there is no extra room to make extravagant (or even small) monetary donations, so I have found other ways to help others.
1. Visit The Hunger Site and click a daily sponsor ad.
With a daily click you’ll be helping to donate over a cup of food.
2. Donate all the samples you receive.
There are lots of great samples and freebies posted on MoneySavingMom.com. Instead of keeping all of these for yourself, donate some of them.
Many children’s hospitals accept samples and trial size items to give to families that have extended stays. Also, local shelters can benefit from these items.
3. Donate your extra stockpile items.
Do you really need 10 tubes of toothpaste in your stockpile? Consider donating a of your extras and help others in need.
A co-worker I work with recently ended up staying in the hospital for an extended period of time. His wife was traveling four hours to the hospital and staying overnight when possible with him.
My staff asked for donations and, unfortunately, a monetary donation wasn’t in my budget. I did some brainstorming and put together all my free samples and stockpile items to create a nice travel bag the family could use while they were traveling. Although I couldn’t help financially, the travel bag was a big hit and helped ease the stress of travel.
So even if you aren’t able to make monetary donations, there are plenty of other ways to help and give!
Theresa is a full-time teacher and mother of one. When she’s not teaching she is bargain shopping, trying new recipes, and sharing her favorite deals at her blog MyFavorite Deals.