If you find you are a little short on cash as a result of the current economic environment but you still want to make your donations, you might consider giving your time rather than money.
Volunteering often helps understaffed non profit organizations and connects you more directly with the cause. You are able to see what you are giving your hard-earned money for and better yet…you see your efforts pay off.
Many organizations welcome people as advisers or even board members.
Your volunteer work is worth about $20 an hour to the recipient organization. You’ll feel good too. Consider giving 1 hour of your time to your favorite charity or non profit organization this year and see how it makes you feel.
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