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There are so many ways to give back and here are some ways how you can give better to truly make a difference in the lives of those you are helping.
1. Gift what you want to receive
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More often than not, when you are thinking of donating things, you will pick those that you no longer need, where some might either be in bad condition or in close to expiring. Why not take this time to change your donation habits. Before choosing items to donate, pause and ask yourself: “If someone gave this to me, would i want it?” If your answer is yes, then it simply means that others will want to receive what you gave. This brings utmost dignity to recipients by giving them what they need and not what you want to get rid of. Which is where Gifting.sg steps in to connect donors to beneficiaries and allow donors to gift beneficiaries what they want.
2. Volunteer with your time
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There are so many places to volunteer in Singapore. Places like Willing Hearts, Riding for the Disabled Association, Silver Ribbon and the list goes on and on. Many people just volunteer to clear hours in school. Do not just limit yourself to that. Set aside some time every other week to volunteer with organizations of your choice. You will be amazed by the people you meet there and the experience you have when giving back to your community. Know that every little thing you do can go a long way.
3. Share your skills
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I am sure we are all trained professionally in a certain way. Web Designing, Marketing, Consulting and the list goes on. Why not offer your skills to those in need? Skills-based volunteering might help the organization in ways you can’t imagine. This might just be a more efficient and effective way of giving as you can help them build and sustain their capacity to successfully achieve their goals.
4. Spread good news
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If you find that you do not have additional money to gift, unable to set aside time, or have no skills organizations can leverage on, you can still help and show you care. When you see good initiatives from companies or individuals, help them by spreading the word by sharing it on your social media or through your daily conversations with people in your network. So at the very least, gift the world around you with good initiatives you came across (like this article).
Make today the day you start making a difference in the lives of others! ?