Saturday, January 03, 2009

Ways to Give Charitably, Without Spending a Dime

Holly's latest blog entry on Today's Christian Woman magazine's website is now up:

In rough economic times, are we cutting back on the wrong things?

At the end of "Scrooge Syndrome," check out the list of ways to be charitable that won't cost you a penny. If you know of other free ways to be charitable, please post them here on H-n-T.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly!
Those were some good ideas--some of which I knew of, but still great to hear.
Russell and I believe in giving back--while my job may not be that secure, I believe that God wants us to continue giving, not holding back. Of course, we're also putting money away for a rainy day.
One of the things we try to do is purchase products that contribute to a cause--like we just went to Starbucks, a place we don't frequent, and found that some of the proceeds from Ethos bottled water goes to provide clean drinking water around the world--which now we can buy at Target, so that may be something we'll start doing. And Barnes and Noble has cards which benefits Unicef--one says you just bought a backpack for a child. I believe Hallmark has cards connected with the Red campaign, that helps Africa. If you're going to buy things, it makes sense to us to at least purchase items that benefit others.
At our church, we had a baby bottle campaign for a local pregnancy resource center. For a month, we individually filled baby bottles with our change. Not much, but it has added up to a lot. The center hasn't finished counting it yet, but so far we've raised $1,000!
I firmly believe that if everyone just gave a little bit, it would go a long way in helping.
Great column, once again!