You know the usual things that you can give to charity like money, clothes and even some blankets and food but are these only things that people need? People who have been victims of strong typhoons and earthquakes have lost their homes and their jobs. Do you think that they would honestly need clothes at this time?
Have you ever thought about shopping for a good air purifier for a person who is in need of this to help in handling his respiratory disease? The thing about giving is you can focus on someone that you want to help. Your desire to help and to give what the person truly needs is the real act of charity.
Along with your usual donations, think about adding a few of these things to the packages that you are going to send to people who are in need:
- Bath Essentials
How can people feel good in the clothes that they are wearing when they feel that they do not smell good? Bath essentials like shampoo, soap and conditioner are just a few of the toiletries that people need in order to feel clean. People who have lost their homes rely on public bathrooms for bathing and the least that you can do is to give them some bath items that will help them smell and feel good.
- First Aid
There are a lot of people who need bandages, alcohol and a lot of other things especially after they have lost everything. They may have acquired bruises and wounds because of the ordeal but they cannot treat their wounds because they do not have the right first aid kit. Remember to give medicated wipes as well as bandages to people who are in need because it will surely help.
There will be times when the weather will turn chilly and aside from jackets, people would need to have socks in order to remain comfortable. You may love donating clothes but you have never thought of giving unused socks. It is best to give socks that are brand new for hygienic purposes and you do know that socks will be used well by people who need it.
You may think that you do not need to donate blankets because of the current season but for people who do not have permanent homes, having blankets can truly help. Those who do not have access to heat will need a lot of warm blankets in order to be comfortable.
- Toilet Paper
This is one of the items that a lot of people at donation centers truly need. Whenever these are available, a lot of people would do their best to get it. Why not make it easier for everyone by donating more toilet paper than usual? By doing this, you can make a difference with the lives of different people.
Remember to include these things with your donation packages the next time that you drop by donation centers. Aside from items, you may want to donate your time and your services to people who are in need. It will make a huge difference.