We like to help those in need. But what if your budget is tight?
You can still help out.
Sending money is not the only way to donate.
Use your shopping skills.
Donate things that, for whatever reason, are no longer useful to you.
Donate things you have the skills to create.
Below are some donations I made recently. The monetary cost was nominal.
Humane Society: old knit throws from around the house, crocheted mini throws for cats and dogs, canned cat food our cats can no longer eat, dog food free with a coupon, dry cat food our cats can no longer eat, generic laundry detergent bought for under a dollar
Linus Project: nine baby afghans made with thrift store yarn
Food Bank: food and household items bought free or cheap with coupons, basic food items bought when on rock bottom sale (flour, pasta, rice, beans, peanut butter, canned soup, canned vegetables, cereal, cornmeal)
No matter our budget, we can still have the satisfaction of helping others.