We all give in charity, whether big or small. It is inherent human nature to help someone at least once in your life time, at least in a really small way. However, some of us are keener about this topic than others. Our free time, energy and extra time revolves around helping others. It is easy to drop a few dollars in a charity box somewhere, or click “donate” on a famous website. We could however go an extra mile to do something that will benefit someone, not only today, but well in to the future, even when you might be no more. Though it sounds like a big deal, it really is not. Following are some suggestions.
Plant a tree
Yes it is as simple as planting a tree. Plant a tree that one day will be home to birds and many other animals, along with their food, and a source of food, timbre and oxygen for humans. Though this doesn’t sound like much right now, it will be in the years to come, considering the rate of deforestation and global warming etc.
Help someone study
There are many families out there, especially in the developing coutries where the local government itself isn’t strong enough to help the needy in the country, where there is one bright child, who could one day grow up to be someone and help their family earn a decent living, if only they had a bit of money now to pursue their dreams. Helping someone like that actually means you are helping generations to come.
Helping someone in need find a job will result in something very similar. This is especially true if the person you are helping has a big family depending on them.
Build a place of worship
If you believe in a religion, this is something you could consider. It doesn’t matter what religion you are from, if you build a place of worship for the followers of the religion you believe in, you will be the reasons for many eased hearts and refreshed minds, in the years to come. If you are a Christian for example, you could help build a church. Of course this is a big endeavour, and you will need all the support you can get. There are church construction loans that are given out for these sort of projects.
However, church construction loans will require a lot of effort and documents, in order to be successful.
Form a charity organization
The world famous charity organizations like Rotary International, Inner wheel etc. that help millions of people at present, started small. This could be your organization, in a few decades, or even years. Gather some people with a similar mind-set, and start your own charity organization. Work hard to keep it going now, so that it will last long, and someone will run it in the future even in your absence.