MANA Group Fundraising Share Ideas For Everyday Giving
NEW YORK, NY, May 2014 – MANA Group Fundraising believe that there really are no excuses any more. Charitable giving has become embedded throughout our everyday lives through shopping, by pursuing our hobbies, at our workplaces, and with our celebrations.
No matter how big your heart is, donating money to charity has become more difficult for many Americans facing unemployment, or at least underemployment, along with a higher cost of living. What if you could give back to a charitable cause without writing a check? Well, you can.
Here are some wonderful and sometimes wacky ways, to give back, support your favorite causes, and simply make things better:
1. Make Your Wedding Charitable
"From making sure that the wedding reception leftovers go to a food pantry to asking wedding guests to give a charitable donation, brides and grooms are finding ways to turn their weddings into opportunities for giving back."
2. Coupons For Items You Don't Need Are Needed By Charities
"In the process of buying items with coupons, you end up finding deals that you can't always use for yourself. You can donate these extra items to charity. Food or personal care items, such as toothpaste, razors and shampoo, can be purchased at no cost with the proper coupons, making this the perfect donation to a local charity."
3. Follow Charity Using Social Media
"Charities have strengthened their social media presence. Be sure to follow your favorite charities on Facebook and Twitter. This way, when they're running an event in your neighborhood or are in need of a specific type of donation, you can be instantly notified about the opportunity to give back."
4. Give Gifts That Give Back
"Turn conspicuous consumption into doing good. There is hardly a product that doesn't somehow benefit charity these days. Cause-related marketing is hot among companies, and there is fierce competition to be the "goodest" one out there. Find gifts for any occasion, from birthdays to holidays to graduations."
5. Throw a Children's Party for a Cause
"You can do this for birthday parties, Halloween parties, or kindergarten graduation parties. Show your kids how good it feels to give rather than receive. The kids will love helping people or animals in need, and they'll have fun too. You could be assembling care packages for the troops or making catnip toys for the local cat shelter."
6. Run, Walk, or Ride for Good
"Getting tired of running around the block? Vary the scenery by running, walking, cycling, or even walking your pet for charity. Charitable "thons" are everywhere, happen all year round, and are available for just about any disease or cause. Get healthy and do some good at the same time."
7. Give Through eBay
"Support that favorite charity by doing what you love: buying and selling on eBay. It's all set up through eBay Giving Works."
8. Donate Your Stocks
"Do good and get a tax deduction as well? Donating stocks could allow you to give more than otherwise to your favorite cause. Any appreciated asset can be donated, such as stocks, real estate, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate investment trusts."
9. Give Away Your Frequent Flyer Miles
"Some people actually have enough frequent flyer miles to be able to give them away. Check out the airlines that have donation programs and the charities they benefit. You can also use credit cards that have reward schemes that directly donate."
10. Help Out the Dogs, Cats, and...
"There is a bonanza of opportunities to help out our wet-nosed, four-legged, jumping-for-
11. Give Your Stuff to Charity
"Being frugally organized can help charity when you take the time and effort to find places that need the things you no longer use. There's a place for everything, including glasses, cell phones, computers, hearing aids and ink cartridges. "
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