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A Little Help Can Make A Big Difference

Earlier this year I was able to observe the positive impact one lady had on the lives of over a hundred children. Not only did her desire to help somebody less fortunate than her benefit these children, but it touched the hearts of thousands of people who decided at the moment to also do something to help. This snowball effect of goodwill created a lot of happiness that proves a little help can make a big difference in someone else’s life.

Thinking About Helping Out?

If you’ve been wanting to donate, volunteer or work with an organization, then definitely do it. You may think an hour of your time or ten dollars is insignificant but it is the greatest thing for people in need. Figure out what your interests are and what you enjoy doing. If you like working with food, volunteer at the food book. If you enjoy good conversation and talking with others, spend time with senior citizens. If you need to get rid of some clothes to make room room for your winter wardrobe, donate your old clothes. Figure out what you like to do or what you are willing to do and volunteer based on that. If you would love to help out and don’t have the time, there are plenty of organizations that would gladly accept monetary donations.

Little Ways You Can Help

Toothbrushes or Floss- There are some people that can’t always afford the necessities in life. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t need them. Giving somebody dental hygiene products may sound bizarre but this is extremely important for their health. A good toothbrush and floss can prevent many dental problems and because fixing a cavities or paying for a root canal can be costly, it’s important to help them prevent any need for extra dental care.

School Supplies – Not being able to go to school properly prepared can be a major setback for many children. It’s important for students to be able to succeed in school especially since education is something everybody can use to propel themselves forward in life. Pens, paper and other school supplies can also be used for a variety of art projects for entertainment purposes.

Time – If you can’t afford to donate money then don’t worry. People are under the influence that if they can’t donate money then they are of little help to those in need. Which is incorrect. People in need can benefit from a number of things. Sometimes just contributing ideas or giving someone a pep talk is beneficial to them. Especially if you are working with an organization, spending time boxing meals or distributing food can be of great help.

There are plenty of ways you can help whether that involves your money or time. If you are a skilled professional you can also donate your services which is a great way to help those in need. Dentists, doctors, hairstylists,  and mechanics can offer services that are priceless for those without money or in need of help. Figure out what you can do to help and make a big difference in somebody else’s life.

Victoria Cairo is a blogger for Greenspoint Dental in Houston, Texas. She enjoys spending her time mentoring youth in schools and helping out in anyway she can.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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