There’s a notion that only those who can earn are in a position to be charitable. Here are some ways I came across recently on how to give to charity even if one is not earning:
- Change: one could keep loose change aside, accumulate it over time and donate
- Tapas aka austerity: Donate money saved because of not buying something else
- Jewellery: Donate jewellery we don’t want or need anymore
- Celebrations: Instead of having a lavish meal in a 5-star for a birthday / anniversary etc., donate that amount (which can feed many needy mouths). We have celebrated so much in the past, one celebration less will make no difference.
We all came to this world empty handed, and are merely ‘renting’ mother nature’s facilities during our short stay.
This charity isn’t solely about giving, but about giving back. The former comes with ego, the latter when it is given up.