I’ve said this before but I think it is worth saying again, “A little bit can make a BIG difference”. A lot of people don’t give to charity because they think that they have to give a lot or can’t afford even a little. The fact is, it doesn’t have to be money or gifts. Sometimes volunteering your time may be just what someone needs.
When I first started my business, I donated money to a local foster family agency. Last year, I started buying toys and games to put together gift bags for the kids in Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. Even though I don’t get to deliver them to the kids personally because of my age, I know I am making a lot of kids happy and hopefully making there stay in the hospital not so bad.
I just found out that Rady was ranked in the top 25 children’s hospitals in the US by Parents Magazine (Feb 2009 issue). Rady is also part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Each year, Rady helps tens of thousands of children. Thay are building a new facility which will help them care for even more kids in the future.
Helping a children’s hospital is a good place to start since they need so many things for the kids each day. I deliver my donations every quarter so if anyone is interested in helping out, please contact me through my website.