Being a college student with too little time sometimes makes me think that I can’t give but that is most certainly NOT TRUE. Giving a little bit can go quite a long way! Giving isn’t about how much or how often. Giving doesn’t necessarily mean money either it’s really about a well intentioned thought and a desire to help out. So here are a few suggestions if you’re thinking about giving but are not sure what to do:
Giving to Schools:
Box tops for education
Find, clip, cut, contact are the magic words for this type of giving. If you are not aware there any many household items that carry this box top label (but just a warning its not always on the top of the box; in the case for Kleenex boxes). For this charity you find the schools that are participating and send the labels to them. Your school can earn up to $60,000 a year! Click here for more information.
Campbell’s soup labels
A very similar charity to Boxtops but now you’ll be searching the pantry for UPC labels. Once again find a school you want to donate them to and send the labels to them. Click here for more information.
Giving to Feed the Hungry:
Yoplait Yogurt lids & seals on cereal
Clip and send! When you send in the lids and seals you help to feed America! General mills donates 10¢ per seal up to $275,000. See here for more information.
Do the pound for pound challenge!
What could be said for this charity is lose weight for others to gain! By signing up and committing to lose weight, Feed America, will donate a pound of food for every pound you lose. See here for more information.
Giving to help sick children:
Save poptabs for Ronald McDonald House
If you’re a pop/soda drinker this might be for you. Keep and send your poptabs to Ronald McDonald house to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. See here for more information.
Giving your time:
At times this can be the hardest thing to do, but if you’re out of options it’s the simplest. Just take time to help or share your wonderful self with others!