When life get’s crazy busy, and you don’t have a minute to spare – it can be easy to think that you just cannot get involved in charity. Volunteering, even for one-offs and online personas are time commitments. You have to find and carve out those minutes from a finite pool. And sometimes you just don’t have anything leftover to spare. I get it! But never fear! There is still a way you can make a positive impact. Last, but certainly not least – the easiest, yet still hugely impactful way to make a difference. I give you, Getting involved: Beginners Mode!
Again, this is for anyone. One of the biggest road blocks to achievement is money. Nobody likes to talk about it, I know, it’s taboo. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t always there. Looming like a big, ugly fly on the wall. It’s also one of the easiest ways to make a huge impact in someone’s life. If you have the financial means and are looking for charities, then I humbly suggest considering ones that work towards inspiring and supporting the next generation of doctors, scientists and engineers. Are there any STEM summer camps in your area? Think about sponsoring a child to attend who otherwise would not be able to. Are there any after school clubs or organizations with a STEM focus in your city or school district? Maybe reach out to see if they are fundraising or in need of supplies. Contact your local principles/superintendents and see what supplies their science classrooms/labs may be in need of. Are there any non-profit wild life centers that do education programs? Maybe see if they accept donations. I’m sure there are more ways that I am missing – take a look around your area and see what opportunities there are available!
There are a thousand and one ways to make a difference in someone’s life. Which one fits your life best?