“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ― Sam Levenson
Whether you decide to donate your money or your time, picking a charity to stand behind can be difficult. Some will pick a charity that is close to their hearts, while others want to choose a different organization every time they give. Doing a little research to determine which charity will work with your goals, as well as finding out which charity is having the best results while staying transparent in their spending, will help your time and money have the most long lasting effects.
The library has materials on charities and volunteerism including the books below:
The 100 best volunteer vacations to enrich your life by Pam Grout
Giving : how each of us can change the world by Bill Clinton
The website charitynavigator.org claims to offer unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wise giving, and donating money. It provides users with lists like most followed charities as well as hot topics in the world of charitable giving. The websites listed below also offer lists of local organizations in need of volunteers.
Which charities do you support?