Welcome to this edition of the Everyday Giving ezine. The
first thing you may have noticed is the new look for our ezine. We
decided to change the look to better reflect the message of giving we
are teaching. I trust you are enjoying it. I would like to hear
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Since our previous ezine, one of my articles was selected and published
in the Self Improvement Articles newsletter by SelfGrowth.com. We have
several new subscribers sign up as a direct result of that newsletter.
If you are one of those subscribers - Welcome. You can view the article
"7 Unique Ways to Make Someone Smile" at http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/RogerCarr1.html.
article focuses on several simple ways we can give from our wealth.
However, the seven ways that are described do not include giving
financially. Read the article and then think about some of the ways you
plan to give from your home. You will be helping others and yourself at
the same time.
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to you. You can always send me a note with your comments or questions
Roger B. Carr
"Mentor to the Rich of Heart"
|How to Give from Your Home
by Roger Carr
we think about giving from our wealth, most of us think of giving
financially. However, there are other ways of giving from our wealth.
Some of those ways are right in front of us every day. The following
are some examples to consider:
1. Clothing. Clean out your closets and drawers of all clothing that is
either too small or too large to fit you. Also, get out any clothing
that you have not worn for a long time. Donate those clothes to a
charity or church that will reuse the clothes or sell them to raise
2. Books/Toys. Don't stop with cleaning out your unused clothing. Go
through all of your books and any toys that might be in your home as
well. If they don't get used, put them to good use by donating them.
3. Cellular Phones. It seems that many people are getting their
cellular phones replaced every couple of years. What do you do with the
old phone? There is an organization that redistributes those phones to
people that might need one for emergency situations but can't afford
it. Contact the Charitable Recycling Program at 1-800-527-4700 x301 for
more information. They have collection sites across the United States.
4. Cars. Are you about ready to purchase a newer car? What are you
going to do with the one you are currently driving? Many charities
accept donations of used cars. Most of them sell the cars in an auction
to raise funds for their cause. Checking with your favorite charity or
doing a search on the Internet for "auto donation" will give you some
options if you are considering this.
5. Eyeglasses. Don't throw out your old glasses or let them collect
dust somewhere in your home. The Lions Club International has been
collecting eyeglasses for approximately 80 years. They will put them to
good use in developing nations.
6. Food. Every year the Boy Scouts in my area collect canned goods to
donate to churches and shelters to help feed those who need the help.
You can help by giving food to your local churches and shelters. Check
in advance for rules on what they can and cannot accept.
7. Furniture/Appliances. If you are remodeling or have household
appliances you are no longer using, consider donating them as well.
Furniture and appliances may be accepted as donations at charities such
as Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Call ahead to make
sure they are accepting them at your location.
Not only will making these donations help others, but it will also give
you some additional space and a great feeling. You may even be able to
use your donations to reduce your taxes.
What are you waiting for? Start opening your closets, drawers and
cupboards now and donate your unused items to help others. You
may be wealthier than you realize.