Charity Begins at (a Neighbor’s) Home

Have you been wanting to donate some of your time to charity but don’t really have the money to go anywhere to do charity work? If that’s the case, there’s a solution for you. Local charity work. There are many people in your city, or even your own neighborhood, that can use your help. There are several people who need odd jobs done around their house, but can’t do them because they are physically incapable of doing so. If you know a person or people like this, there are a few simple, good works you can do for them to make their lives easier.

Mow the Lawn

You will be surprised how many people can’t mow their lawn. Many people let the grass in the front and back of their lawn grow because they can’t mow it, and can’t afford to pay anyone to do it. It doesn’t take very long to mow most lawns, it’s inexpensive to do, and can be a major help to those that can’t do it. If you know one or more people that aren’t able to mow their lawn, offer this service to them. You’ll be amazed at how much help you’ll give.

Offer to do House Maintenance

Just like lawn mowing, there are many people who can’t afford to fix problems they have in their home and can’t afford to pay anyone else to do it. If you know someone who has these problems and aren’t capable of fixing it, offer your services. The most common types of work that a lot of people will need done are plumbing work (if you are in the Pretoria area you can find amazing contractors in Pretoria to do inexpensive plumbing work), fix cabinets, fix doors, put together furniture, fix holes in walls or a ceiling, or a number of other maintenance tasks. This type of work can be provided for cheap or free.

Help With Grocery Shopping

Some people, especially the elderly, have trouble with grocery shopping. This is a task you can do for one or more elderly people that will only cost you some gas, time, and a little muscle work carrying groceries in. You can offer to help pay for the groceries, but that is up to you.

Help with Cooking and Cleaning

There are those that are not capable of cooking and cleaning in their own households. If cooking and cleaning is something you enjoy doing, then there are many people (the elderly take the majority in this category too) that would really enjoy your help. This is a very inexpensive or cheap way to help someone, and in some cases, the person you cook for might want you to join them for the meal. Though you shouldn’t invite yourself.

Even if you don’t have much money, there are many ways you can donate your time to help someone in need. There is an old adage that says time is more valuable than money, and in the case of charity, it is doubly true. If you want to donate your time to someone, look for charities in the area that specialize in that kind of work. There are usually quite a few.


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