Ways to Help a Charity Without Donating Money

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Every good cause needs money to accomplish the mission they have. What can we do when we want to help but we don’t have money to donate? There are many ways to support a great cause without donating money. Here are several things you can do to help a charity without having to pull out your bank card.



1. Donate Blood

Most people can give blood every three to four months. The process to give blood usually only takes 15 minutes so it’s easy to do in your spare time. Blood banks are always in need of blood too. Find a place to give blood here.


2. Donate a Car

If you have a car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat you no longer need, you can donate it to the National Kidney Foundation through Kidney Cars. Using a car donation foundation is a great way to support a charity while also freeing up space on your property. You can even get a deduction on our tax return.


3. Donate Household Items

One of the simplest ways to give to charity is by donating items you no longer need. Things like clothing in good condition, furniture, books, and even spare computers and electronics you have lying around. These items can be put to good use or sold for money to help the charity do it’s important work and help people.


4. Donate an Organ

You can register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor when you pass on. You can save a life or greatly improve someone’s quality of life. You can also be a living donor by seeing if you qualify to donate a kidney to someone in desperate need of one. Currently there are over 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in America and 13 people die each die while waiting for a new kidney.


5. Volunteer

When you don’t have money to give, remember that many charities are in great need of your time. You may have skills that can greatly help a nonprofit organization. Consider how much time you have to spare, and then refine your search to charities that you can help. Then go ahead and see how you can volunteer your time to help them.


6. Help a Neighbor

We don’t have to travel to third world countries to find people in need of help. You may have an elderly neighbor who could use a hand with household tasks. Look for opportunities in your own neighborhood and community to help others. Everyone is dealing with some trial in their life, and often could use a hand with simple things. Mowing someone’s lawn, raking leaves, doing household chores, bringing in a meal, stopping by to visit are just a few ideas of way you can help.  

As you can see, it doesn’t take money to inspire and help people. It just takes a willing heart and helping hands.

  • Help improve lives and donate your vehicle today.

  • We accept vehicles even if they no longer are running, as long as they have a title.

  • There is no cost to you, simply call us at 800.488.CARS (2277) or complete our online form.

  • Then schedule a pick up time that fits your schedule. You can make a difference in the lives of millions with kidney disease.