Charities will always need our help as they do not have the ability to run and be effective without the assistance of others. It is because of this that it is very important to make sure that everyone does there bit for charity so that they can carry on with their great work. There are many things that you can do for your local charity so there is no reason why you cannot.
One of the best things that you can do for your local charity is to donate money. This can be done on a monthly basis and this will make a huge difference to your charity because then they will be getting a steady flow of income which gives the charity security which is something they sometimes lack. If you do not want to donate monthly why not start putting all of your coppers and spare change into a big jar and when it's full donate it. This may not seem like a lot of money but when it is all added up it can be over £100 and if they receive that just from one donation that would be amazing.
You should also look at volunteering at your local charity so you can do your bit. By doing this a charity will be able to help everyone that they need to whether that's people or animals. When volunteering you will be given a wide variety of jobs so you could be working as a cashier or you could even be helping children have fun and this can give you valuable experience which could even help you when applying for jobs. Volunteering does have to be full time as you can even volunteer at their events because charities appreciate any help that they are given. The more people they have helping out at their events the more people they can reach with their message and make a real difference.
Fundraising is another great way for you to raise money and this can be fun for everyone. Many schools do host fundraising events and these are normally successful. The variety of events that can go on is endless and they do generally appeal to everyone. One week you could be organising an sports event where people pay to take part and next week you could be helping organise an event where people are throwing wet sponges.
A popular event that you could do is a sports day style event. With this you can get a group of people together to take part in certain events like a sprinting, throwing or jumping event and the winner gets a prize. If 50 people pay £2 to take part in one event then that's £100 and then you could be raising money from charging people £1 to watch and then there's money from the food and drink on sale. Another popular event is to organise a charity football match. You can get 2 local teams to play each other in a charity match where people pay to watch and while they are there you can get them to donate or take part in raffles etc. The opportunities are endless.
Another way that you can help out your local charity is by donating your old clothes and games to your charity shop. They always appreciate donations and then the shop can sell these products on to raise money. You do not even have to go down to your local charity shop anymore. Most charities now operate a charity bag service where they will drop charity bags off at your house and then they will collect your goods from you. So all you have to do it put the stuff in the bag. These bags are hard wearing so do not be afraid to put CD or DVD cases in there. With Christmas coming you will likely receive new clothes and gifts so there is no reason why you cannot donate your old clothes to charity.
It is highly recommended that you do help your charities help. Think of it from the point of view that if you were vulnerable you would want help so this is why you should help your charity help others.