There used to be an old slogan that some charities used to try to show people how desperately the people or animals they help needed donations. They used to say, “Give until it hurts“. It was a plea from those who work with charities that needed all the money and aid that people could possibly afford, and then give more.
Some people choose to donate their money to several charities, while others devote their time and money to one specific charity. The majority of people will give to a charity that hits close to home. Those who have lost family members or close friends to cancer or heart disease want to do all they can for the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Dog lovers give to shelters and humane societies, and adoptive parents give to charities that benefit children.
Regardless of which charity or charities you choose to donate money or time to, the old adage, every little bit helps, is true. An old take on the, “Give until it hurts“, is that when those who donate to charities get to see how their donations help, it sometimes hurts them to see people or animals suffering. This makes them want to do more.
If people donate all the money they can spare to charities, but because of their busy schedules, cannot give a lot of their time to facilities benefiting from their donations, there are still other ways to help. This involves making others aware of the plight of those charities people feel they are not doing enough to help. They can accomplish this in several ways.
Ways to Get Others Involved
- Word of mouth
- Post flyers on bulletin boards
- Share information on blogs, on Facebook, and on Twitter
In addition to these ideas, you can hold yard sales of unwanted items, explaining that the proceeds will go to charity. You can print out information sheets for potential buyers to take home and read. Any or all of these things will help people give to their favorite charities until it helps, which it certainly does.