Holidays are a source of merriment and joy for all of us. While some of us need these vacations to relax only, the case is not the same as others. The holiday season is deemed as the charity season as well. Those who need our assistance in their life, expect more from us, even if they don’t say so. Help those in need such as underprivileged people doubles the joy of a holiday week.
Giving money to someone is one way of helping those in need. However, there are other ways of doing so. You might be surprised how you can help the poor, even without money in your hands!
5 ways of helping those in need
In this article, we explore 5 such ways of helping those in need, this holiday season. There is more to this topic of course. However, we feel that doing any of these five activities is easy for all of us. Hence, these noble acts find a place in our discussion.
1- Giving presents
Yes, gifts are a great way to help the underprivileged. But your gift must be a meaningful one. It must make a difference to those in need. Some people confuse gifts with monetary donations. While the two terms are similar, there is a basic difference. Your gift is going to create a much more sustainable impact, as compared to the donation you made via a nonprofit. For example, how about buying that old woman in your neighborhood, a sewing machine? You can simply give the money as well, but we feel gifts reflect more affection.
2- Start a food drive
This is something one can easily do, even in the immediate neighborhood. You will be painfully surprised if you knew you how many people don’t even get one decent meal a day. Combating hunger is a noble cause, there are plenty of ways you can participate in this fight. You can buy poor food, you can collect food from big food chains and restaurants in your locality and so on. Want to go one step further? How about organizing a food bank which remains operational throughout the holiday season?
3- Give away clothes
We tend to toss away the old clothes, right? But please, don’t do that this holiday season. Use these clothes to help those in need. Have a deep look at your closet. Round up all the clothes that don’t fit you anymore. Now wrap these in a nice gift paper and give them to those who need them badly. Only choose those shirts and jeans which are in good condition.
4- Give Time: The greatest gift
Sometimes, it is not about money, food or clothes. Talking to someone who is going through a stressful time is also a way of helping those in need. There might be people in your vicinity, who are having a bad run in life. This holiday season, have a look around yourself. Identify people who look stressed all the time. With their consent, try to share their problems. Don’t stop at that only. Spend more time with poor kids living in a nearby slum. You will feel the same satisfaction that one feels after making a monetary donation.
5- Donate charity
Charity is one of the most popular ways of helping those in need, financially. The holiday season and charity figures show a direct relation. Money pretty much solves 90 percent of the problems in the modern-day world. You can either donate by yourself or give your money to a nonprofit organization. Many organizations thrive on charity and donation money. One such option you can avail is Transparent Hands.
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
Well, that’s all from this discussion. They say Christmas is love in action. Helping out someone is one way of showing your affection and love for them. Adopt any of these five ways for helping those in need this holiday season, you will only double your joy by doing so!