I enjoyed Kelly Greene’s article in the Wall Street Journal today on Best Volunteer Options for Any Budget. She suggested ways you could do good with smaller amounts of money (say, $100 in lending for Kiva) or larger sums (like $20,000 to start a non-profit). If someone came to you and said she had an extra $100 and wanted to spend it on something with the goal of doing good for the world, what would you tell her? What about $1000? $10,000?
4 thoughts on “Making a difference on any budget”
At $100 I would spend it on gas for my car, so that I could deliver meals on wheels to the elderly in my community.
At $1000, Id save it, so that I could give it away freely and anonymously when I saw someone who truly needed it.
@Eric – excellent ideas. Curious how you’d determine when someone really needed it. How much of the $1000 would you part with at one time?
I love this – I would never have seen it as I live in the UK not the US so thanks for posting.
And it’s so relevant to me too – I’ve given up working full-time and I’m on a mission to try to help 100 people in life-changing ways. I’ve started a blog about it.
I’m only just starting out so bear with me!
@JenP – love the blog idea. We should talk about this idea – I will email you.