Before donating to a charity you may pause and wonder how your donation will help the community. Well, there are a multitude of ways a donation to a cause can help the community. Some being affordable home ownership, education, helping the environment, and hunger in America. Every charity has different goals that they want to achieve to help those within the community. Some help cater to specific needs, and others have a broad range of needs that they help with. With your donation charities are able to take the proceeds towards any causes they support.
Affordable Home Ownership
According to Habitat for Humanity’s research, before the Coronavirus Pandemic the housing affordability was already at an all time high. Stating that in 2019 one in 7 households — 17.6 million in total — were “severely cost burdened,” spending half or more of their income on housing. Lower income households and renters were affected most. In 2020 due to the Pandemic there was severe loss in wages and jobs. This made the housing crisis even worse for those already struggling. Good thing for charities like Housing for Humanity, that has the platform to donate and help those in need of housing assistance. To help a family in need get access to housing is a beautiful gift to give this season. The Habitat for Humanity advocates for policy solutions that will improve home affordability for rental and ownership.
There are over 160,000 dropouts in Washington, DC each year and 15,000 unemployed young adults in Orange County living on the streets. Education is very critical for the success rate within our communities. United Way is ensuring every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults are able to thrive in the job market. United Way has implemented the Graduating Our Future initiative to help with the graduation rate within the community. They increased the graduation rate to over 70 percent within 5 years. The Graduating Our Future initiative by United Way has found that increasing tutoring, family engagement, counseling and mentoring opportunities for at-risk students can make a real difference. Donations with United Way can help fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in your community and around the world.
Donate to Helping The
Those who are passionate about helping wildlife, climate change, landscapes and the ecosystem, The Conservation Fund is a perfect place to donate. They tackle all of the issues regarding the environment and community. Some of their focus areas are helping
- Community Development
- Forest Conservation
The Conservation Fund is known to be the top conservation organization in the nation. With the donations they have received over the years has allowed them to protect over 8 million acres of America’s lands and waters.
Donate to Hunger in America
Hunger in America is a very popular cause to give a donation. Every 1 in 6 kids are at risk of hunger in America according to No Kid Hungry. Feeding America has learned that 38 million people face hunger in America and 12 million are children. More than 10 million older Americans struggle with hunger each year. Feeding America helps by ensuring safe healthy food and to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. With No Kid Hungry they focus on childhood hunger and help by providing food and grants to schools, spreading awareness through media, celebrities and businesses, as well as advocacy by working among national, state, and local elected officials. Some ways to help with hunger in America are to
- donate to your local food banks, find a local food bank near you
- Make a donation to a charity in support of hunger in America
- Volunteer for your local charity
- No Kid Hungry’s option to Dine, Shop, and Share
- Fundraise with a charity in support of hunger in America
- Attend No Kid Hungry Events
- Raise Awareness
- Host a food drive
The causes and charities listed above are some of the many charities and causes out there in which you can send a donation. We hope that our article helped to show how donating impacts the community and how you can help make a difference. If you are interested in making a car donation go to cars2charities.org to learn more about the various charities that accept car donations.