Sometimes we tend to take all we have for granted. There are so many people that have to survive with much less. It takes a toll on a person to notice how many people are suffering and how the state of the less fortunate is. Feeling helpless is a familiar reaction. The general feeling is that there are so many sad cases; my involvement won’t make an impact. In fact the smallest contribution makes a big difference. I once started a toy drive with the help of all my neighbors. I was able to collect a variety of toys that I donated to the local orphanage. It took very little time to do this and the smiles on those little faces as we delivered the toys were priceless. Take a look at one of the biggest toy drives recorded on video here. Getting involved in any form of charity does not only make a difference in the one’s lives that you help but will also give your life new meaning. You will be able to feel the wealth of being generous and the high that a selfless act provides you with.
There are many things that you can do to help. After the success of the toy drive we decided to go a little further. Many households in less fortunate areas don’t have enough beds for the number of family members that stay in the house. We decided to donate all our extra beds to these people. The beds that we didn’t use were greatly appreciated by those that didn’t have a bed to sleep on. Consider spoiling yourself with a new bed, take a look at http://sleepdelivered.com. With the convenience of the internet you can have a new bed delivered to your home, nothing is easier. Plus you will sleep much better in your new bed knowing you provided someone with a comfy place to lay their troubled head. Another great way of helping is by collecting canned food. Believe it or not there are many people that don’t own a fridge and perishable items might not help. Canned food will last a while and will always be welcome.
The general idea of giving to charity is to make a difference in someone’s life and the smallest gesture goes a long way. I usually find that every time I feel less grateful for what I have or complain a bit too much about silly things a charitable activity saves the day. It gives me time to do some soul searching and realize that there are other unfortunate people that have much less and bigger problems to be concerned about. It is actually scientifically proven that charity is good for the soul, click here to read more. In conclusion there is absolutely no good reason to be a Scrooge and 1000 reasons to be charitable. Take time to decide which cause you feel passionate about, plan your campaign and start giving. It is as simple as that.