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7 Ways You Can Give To Charity Without Breaking Your Budget


Generosity is a great quality to have, especially if you have children watching your every move. Lead by example when it comes to your friends or family by giving back – even if you don’t have the funds to do so! Peoples Bank offers a few ways you can be charitable without breaking your budget.

Closet Clean Out

Look through your closet and find the items you haven’t worn for 8 months or more. Chances are you won’t be wearing that again, so give it to a good cause instead of hoarding it in your dresser. Donate your used clothes to Goodwill, the Salvation Army or another second hand store. Some stores even offer you money back for your items!

Share Skills

Your skills are worth more than you know. Teach a class to veterans about your online marketing job, so they can learn about how to work on the Web. Host a cooking class if you’re a chef to share your money saving recipes with others - and the list goes on and on!

Lend Your Dog

Your pet can be used to help others in distress and give affection. College campuses, nursing homes, children hospitals and veteran hospitals all have times where owners can bring their animals to give love to those who need it. Look into what places near you offer this type of program.

Get Snippy

Donate your luscious locks to a good cause such as Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids. Grow out your hair so you can help bring a smile to those less fortunate.

Donate Blood

Give blood to help those with their surgery or unexpected life events. Plasma and platelets are also an option for you to donate, as they help cancer and organ transplant treatments centers. Be sure to be an organ donor as well, so you can save up to eight lives!

Ask Your Company

Talk with your boss about sponsoring a youth sports team or giving to a local cause. Companies are always looking for ways they can support the community, so bringing a special case to them is another option you can utilize to give back.

Support Small Businesses

Shop at your local small businesses to keep their shops open. Supporting those around you is a great way to give back, along with gaining unique items for your home.

Don’t worry if your bank account isn’t able to help others. These ideas are fun and simple ways you can give back without hurting your savings. What are some other unique ways you’re charitable within your community?