Poor? You Can Still Save the World

20 ways to make a charitable donation without emptying your wallet
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2010 6:08 AM CDT
Poor? You Can Still Save the World
Don a Livestrong bracelet to raise awareness of cancer charities without breaking the bank.   (?Westside Shooter)

Even if the Great Recession has left you without a lot of disposable income, you can still help make the world a better place. The Christian Science Monitor rounds up no- and low-budget ways you can help by donating:

  • Business attire: The clothes you're no longer wearing to the office represent "opportunities for life-changing success for people who are reaching hard for that brass ring."
  • Recyclables: "Almost every Habitat for Humanity office will accept can and/or bottle donations."

  • Your voice: Narrate a public-domain audiobook and open up the world to someone who can't see it.
  • Your bumper, wrist, and lapel: Bumper stickers, rubber bracelets, and ribbons are small items that can add up to a big impact on "mindshare."
  • Your blood: "It’s just a little prick on your arm, then you get a cookie and a drink and you’re on your way, while your blood is used to save someone’s life."
For the full list, click here; for more on philanthropy, click here. (More charity stories.)

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