5th of September is International Day of Charity, so we wanted to have a look at some of the ways you and your children can get your giving game on, and get in the charity spirit.
1. Looking out for projects set up by companies or foundations to get young people involved with charities – for example the Backpack Project gets kids and families to fill backpacks with living essentials that help homeless people around around the country. https://www.thebackpackproject.ngo/
2. Watch out for charity boxes in fast food restaurants or on supermarket checkouts. You can always spare a penny or two to help those in need – you’d be surprised how big a difference something small can make.
3. Hold your own charity fundraising event – Get baking! Or get asking other people to bake. You can ask your school (or work) if they’re happy for you to hold a fundraising day. You can also do a fun run, a sports day or a BBQ within your community and raise money for your favorite cause.
4. When doing your spring cleaning, you can donate your clothes and toys to a charity shop rather than throwing them away. Most charity shops will either sell the clothes on or donate them to homeless shelters around the US.
5. Adopt a donkey (or a dog or animal of your choice) – around the country, the SPCA, your local no-kill shelter, and organizations have many ways you can sponsor an animal that has been mistreated. You can give an animal a better life for a small sum a month.