Busy mums don’t have to bust a gut to do their bit for charity — AD

There aren’t many people out there who don’t want to do their bit for charity. After all, we’re all human, and we all sympathise with those who don’t have the privileges we do. Being born into poverty is one of the hardest hands you could be given. And, it’s a reality which hundreds of thousands face..

But, even as we watch the appeals with breaking hearts, and watch the news in horror, many of us don’t make efforts to improve the situation. No, it isn’t because we’re heartless. More often, it’s because we just don’t have the time or the energy to commit to the cause. This is especially the case for busy mums who have enough on their plates caring for their own families.

In truth, though, giving to charity doesn’t have to take your time. In fact, there is a multitude of passive options for those who can’t hop on a plane to Yemen. And, we’re going to look at some of them here, to prove that it doesn’t take a lot to make a big difference.

Donate things you don’t use anymore

Every single family has an attic filled with stuff they don’t ever intend to use. It’s part and parcel of your kids growing up and realising that their tastes have changed. Those pricey games consoles they were so desperate for will fall into disuse within a year or two. And, when they do, you likely tuck them away and forget about them. But, it’s worth reconsidering. By donating such items to a charity, you don’t even need to put any effort into selling them. For larger items, most stores will also collect from your home. You can donate books, old clothes, and even furniture you don’t use anymore. All without any real effort on your part.

Give money

If you want to cut out the middleman, you could just opt to donate money directly. This is an even lower-hassle option and is a sure way to do your bit. While aid workers are invaluable, their work wouldn’t be possible without the monetary support of people like you. So, don’t hesitate to select a charity or two and set up a direct debit for a set amount each month. Don’t worry about this leaving you out of pocket, either. Most charities allow you to donate as little as £10 a month, which can still make a huge difference. It’s low effort, and it’s unlikely you’ll even notice the money going. Yet, that small amount could provide food and water for children who desperately need it.

Spread the word

When it comes to fast and easy ways to make a difference, it doesn’t get much better than spreading the word. All this involves is telling friends about the work of charities you follow. You could even post their links on your social media page. It’s a quick and efficient way to make a difference by giving your friends a family a chance to do their bit, too!


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