TAG: Charities

The Value Of Volunteering – For Everyone Involved

Value Of Volunteering

Volunteering transcends assisting your community. It enriches the fabric of your life and others. The experiences you gain through volunteering could end up as skills on a resume or make you aware of current issues being faced by your city. Through volunteering, on your own or as part of a team, you learn different strategies for problem solving, improving your ability to think creatively. It also exposes you to people and places you may never have thought to interact with inside your community. This interaction may give you stronger communication skills. If you are new to an area, it is… read more

The Gift Of Giving

Gifts Of Giving

Whatever your religious affiliation holidays are a means of celebrating life. Holidays bring about excitement and festivities, which more than make up for the accompanying headaches of the season. And of course, these celebrations would be nothing without a colorful cast of family and friends. But with the season comes gift giving. Though it can be fun to search out tokens of affection that suit your loved one’s personality, every family has one or two members who are hard to gift. In fact, you may be one of them. Perhaps they may have everything or simply want nothing. This can result… read more

Conscious Gift Giving

Conscious Gift Giving

You may give several gifts throughout the year, and when you purchase an item you want to be sure and pick out something amazing that will be liked. When buying a great present you can also make more mindful choices in selecting it. Think beyond retail outlets and look for ways to find unique items. Different options for places to buy presents include local shops or groups that offer hand crafted or homemade goods. Also, many non-profit and research organizations offer seasonal and year round merchandise and greeting cards that benefit charities or communities. Donating time in someone’s name to a… read more

Food Waste to Good Use

Feeding the homeless our food waste

We live such a disposable lifestyle and it can be easily forgotten that there are many people who struggle in life. Many disadvantaged people do not know where their next meal is coming from and it is due to some wonderful companies throughout the world that these sufferers can find relief. OzHarvest, is just one charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. They gather food from restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, caterers, function centres, hotels, delis and food wholesalers and distribute it to charities and those in need. It is a marvellous concept that serves many purposes. Most importantly,… read more