How to Donate: 3 Tips to Improve How You Give

The world is divided into two groups: the privileged and the underprivileged. In a highly functional society, you will find that the rich are doing everything they can to help those in need. Some of them are spending time at orphan organizations, while others donate to different causes, and the rest are busy making policies and advocating bills that can help protect the needy around the world.

With so many powers, people, and communities at work, it is natural that you would want to play your part as well. There are two major ways how you can help the underprivileged. One, you can spend time working with an orphanage charity or organization and volunteer to help arrange drives, etc. Two, you can donate in whatever capacity is possible for you. If you opt to go with the latter option, we’re here to help you out.

While people are donating money, clothes, toys, and other material to kids around the world – they think dumping old and used things in a box or a bag is effort enough. We’re here to tell you that if you follow a similar pattern when donating, you might be doing it wrong.

Here are some ways you can improve your donating habits. Let’s begin!

1. Clean, Iron, and Sort Clothes

Imagine if someone sent you a box of old, dirty, stained, and unsorted clothes in a situation where you need help. Most people don’t realize that they are making this mistake because they are in a hurry to help however they can.

What you can do to truly make a difference is to pick out clothes that may be old but are in clean and proper condition. Clean them, iron them properly and pack them so that you put matching trousers and shirts together. You can even sort them according to size.

2. Ask for Requirements

People who are willing to donate to orphans tend to get very emotional and want to help however they can. What they need to understand is that assuming the needs of people you are trying to help on your own might only add to the work that people are already trying to do.

Reach out to local charities and organizations and ask them how you can help. Find out whether they need clothes, school supplies, medicines, or just food. This will make your donations and help more effective for the affected.

3. Donate Time

The best donation you can make is by investing your time. Take out some time during the week and go read to children at a shelter or help at an organization to pack, sort, and distribute the donations they keep receiving.

If you’re looking for a legitimate way to help orphans, take a look at our projects at Orphan Life Foundation. We have been tirelessly working to aid the progress of orphanage websites, orphanage organizations, and other related charities. You can join hands with one of our initiatives by calling us today!