Although The Go-Giver is not specifically about giving charity, being charitable is typically an important aspect of a Go-Giver’s life. And there are certainly many people who need help ranging from mentorship to encouragement to . . . sustenance simply for survival!
It is up to individuals and groups of individuals volunteering their time and resources to ensure that those who cannot help themselves are not left to fight the battles of survival alone.
In my town we have a lot of homeless. Your town might, as well.
The following is an excellent article of advice in this regard from the site All Pro Dad:
One of the main reasons why someone is homeless is that, for whatever reason, they have become alienated from their family. A homeless person is often hundreds of miles away from any kind of personal social support system and no one in his new city has a vested interest in him.
So, if you have been passing the same homeless person every day on the way to work and have it in your heart to try and help, recruit a buddy to go with you and take the person a meal. Spend a little time learning his personal story. Then you might offer to make phone calls on his behalf to find relatives who may be able to care for him.
If you can, offer to fund his trip back home. Helping him get back to his family might very well save him from a life on the street.
If you’re not ready to get that personally involved, consider working with your kids to make “manna bags” that you can give to people on the streets.
Any ideas you’d like to share that can help all of us learn alternative ways to help?