Many people have incredible sympathy for the frail old people, children who need expensive surgery, single mothers living on a meager allowance. Such people often want to help, and there are many ways to do this.
How to help
You can help those in need financially. For example, collect the required amount of money for an operation. Or organize a kind of help fund, place a call for help on social networks, so that people who are not indifferent to someone else's grief will respond and donate money or things for those in need. In public places, you can install special boxes for donations, as well as open a bank account. In addition to money, it is worth collecting warm clothes and shoes, textbooks, other necessary things, food.
Become a donor. You can donate blood regularly; modern medicine also practices the transplantation of eggs, bone marrow, and liver. Such donation will not harm your health, but it will help save the lives of people in need.
In addition, help is moral. Pay attention to children from orphanages, toddlers in hospitals suffering from serious illnesses. Play with them, put on a small theatrical performance with the children, help them learn to play musical instruments or make things. Support lonely old people in nursing homes or in your neighborhood. Help them clean up the apartment, cook dinner, go grocery shopping. Talk to them about the latest news or their favorite TV show. Such help is sometimes much more needed than material help.
When helping is not good
There is a popular saying: “Don't give fish to the hungry. Give him a fishing rod, let him catch him. Indeed, material assistance to those in need is far from always good. For example, if you regularly sponsor a large family with money and clothes, where mom and dad do not work, over time they will get used to the fact that they are brought by compassionate people. It is better to help such a family in another way. If you have such an opportunity, get a father with many children to work, let him provide for his family himself. And tell your mother how you can earn money while sitting with the children at home. If she needs to take a course to do this, offer to sit with her children while she is in class.
You should not give alms and beggars in the markets or at the temples. First, most of them will spend your money on alcohol anyway. And secondly, some beggars do not “work” for themselves, they give all the money to the so-called “owner”. It is a pity only for the elderly, who actually go out with an outstretched hand from need. The following help can be given to them. Instead of coins, give them, for example, a bucket of seeds and explain that they can be sold, take another product for part of the amount earned, and use the rest at your own discretion.
Helping those in need is a good thing. The main thing is that this help is provided on time and to people who really need it.