You don't need money
to support your favorite charity!
Charities always need money, and most of us who want to support a charity, rarely have $$ to spare, but there are other ways to help your favorite cause. Here are some things you can do to make a difference in the world, or at least in your corner of it. The following links will take you to our charity pages, but the principles apply to any cause you want to support. What you may not know is that most smaller charities are run by volunteers and have no budget for fancy websites and impressive social media pages. If they don't have volunteers who are tech savvy, you may have to do some of the legwork to find the organizations that most need your support.
|In order for an organization to thrive, it needs followers. Look for the Facebook link on your favorite charity's home page and sign up. What you may not know is that many grant-givers require a strong following on Facebook before they'll even consider an application. By following and sharing posts from your favorite charity, you may be helping them raise money from other sources.||Twitter is an acquired taste. If you and your charity are there, by all means follow them and retweet their posts.|
|Pinterest is more image-oriented. If your charity loves pictures, you'll probably find them on Pinterest. Again, help support them by following if you can.|
1) Shop at their eBay store.
|See if your favorite charity is on Instagram. If they are, follow them. What you may not know is that Instagram is very strong with people who use iPads and cell phones a lot.||
If you buy on Amazon, choose a charity from their approved list. It doesn't cost anything, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to them. What you may not know is that you must shop from Amazon Smiles, not the regular Amazon shopping site, in order for your favorite charity to get credit for the sale. (This link takes you to our page, but you can "Select a different charity" from there.
|If your favorite charity has an email list, and they probably do, join it. When they send you important info, share it wherever you can.|
Look for other opportunities to join your favorite charity. Are you on LinkedIn? Google+? Again, these links are ours, but you can use them to get where you want to go. What you may not know is that many small, local charities need every day supplies, but don't usually ask for them. For example, many local vets can use extra towels and bedding for sick or injured animals. If you support a local charity, why not give them a call and ask them what they need?
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