Make it easy to give

I have a confession. I’m not very good or even inclined to go and do something to help those less fortunate than me, when it’s out of my set of skills. Time is something I just don’t have, even when it seems like I do nothing. But I am willing to give, but not always in a position to do so, but not for the reasons you might think. I will literally give you the shirt on my back, (if not money) but what I can’t do, is get the shirt to you. I’m currently financially struggling, but despite this, I know there are people a lot less fortunate than myself, so if it means going into my wardrobe and pulling out some old clothes and shoes, or donating furniture that I hardly use, I will do it. Despite no evidence of it coming back to me, I believe in giving. So if I have any advice to give anyone who is asking for help with their cause, please make it easy. I have always donated to charitywater.org because they always made it easy for me to campaign, for them. I remember seeing this salvation army campaign while I was in Hong Kong last year and to me it’s just brilliant (if not just some agency scam).

https://youtu.be/2pX4ILTl2qI

If you want people to donate to you, then offer to send packaging, a drop off point or someone to collect the goods. I literally will give everything I can, if you can just make it easy to give.