Chargeless Charity Challenge

Giving money is not the only thing we can do to support charities... this is about finding ideas to give to good causes in other ways.

I'm sure we can all think of at least one good cause we'd like to donate to.
:T Many people give money and plan charitable giving into their budgets - please DO NOT stop doing this just because of this challenge! :T
When money is tight we perhaps don't give as much as we'd like to - so this is about the extra things you can do for a charity of your choice that don't cost money.

Some ideas:
Plan to do a sponsored activity - e.g. a marathon (or something easier... I'm open to suggestions!).
Donate time - become a volunteer. Some volunteers work on-line or answer phones from home.
Organise a dress down day at work or perhaps a charity lunch.
Have a clear out - give a box or bag of items to charity each week.
On-line clicks - there are sites where if you click it gives to certain charities (see link to MSE article below).
Give blood or get a donor card.

I'm interested to know what other people already do.
I'm also sure others will have some more ideas for charge free charitable giving.

Here are some articles already on MSE about giving to charity for free and charity fundraising sites:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/give-to-charity-for-free
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/charity-fundraising-sites

For the start of Feb I'll collate the ideas and start a Feb challenge thread if anyone is interested.
My target will be 1 click a day and 1 other thing per week throughout Feb.
If that turns out to be too easy I'll up my game in March! :)
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DFD: 25th July 2014
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Comments

  • bmma
    bmma Posts: 607 Forumite
    I crochet and knit blankets for the local animal shelters and collect food -I could increase the amount of blankets I do x
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  • Vicky496
    Vicky496 Posts: 206 Forumite
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    That's a good idea - I go through phases with knitting. There's a surprising number of spare balls of wool in a box in the loft that I could use up.

    Does anyone know if there's a list of foodbank collection points? There used to be one in our local tscos, but they seem to have stopped.
    Debt Free No Longer Wannabe
    DFD: 25th July 2014
    About to ruin all that and get a mortgage!
  • bmma
    bmma Posts: 607 Forumite
    lost your post-my local council offices accept food bank donations in the reception area or maybe a local church ?
    :hello::coffee:Penny Pincher in training
    Keep Calm Keep Vegan:):staradmin
    year's food budget £1,920
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