Unexpected Ways to Help a Charity

Posted on 28th Feb 2018 by Charity Car Posted in: Latest News

Do you want to give back and help a charity, but you need to save any spare cash, or your budget is already stretched? No need to worry, you can still help people in need.

We’ve taken a look at significant ways you can help a charity without even having to put your hand in your pocket. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you’ve helped others, but it’s even better if it doesn’t cost you a penny!

Donate your car

Scrap cars

CarTakeBack’s big-hearted scheme – Charity Car. If you have a used or scrap car you need to get rid of, we can responsibly recycle your car and your chosen charity will receive 100% of your scrap car’s market value. Plus, if there is still life left in your old banger, we’ll auction it and raise the donation value even further.

Choose a specific charity that’s close to your heart and will benefit from your scrap. Select from any of our categories – children, health, rescue, environment & animals, international aid and welfare & community.

There are lots of ways you can target your donation – from mobile chemotherapy units, allowing patients to get treatment in restful environments closer to home, to helping end rainforest destruction for good.

Do something special today and join the thousands who have donated their old car to charity.

If you haven’t got an old car at the moment, let your friends and family know about this scheme, just in case they do.

Or why not try these other free ways to help a charity?

Play a quiz

‘Free Rice’ is an online quiz and playing helps to feed hungry people. For each answer you get right on their vocabulary questions, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

To date, over 94 billion grains have been donated. It’s a unique, inspiring way to help end world hunger and it’s free for you to get involved because it’s funded by advertisers on the site. Play now at Free Rice.

Donate your left-over paint

Each year, approximately 50 million litres of paint in the UK go to waste. This doesn’t have to be the case, and in fact, your leftover paint can help those in need. Community RePaint (sponsored by Dulux), collects your surplus paint and redistributes it to help families, community projects and charities.

In 2016, the scheme redistributed 332,000 litres and added colour to the lives of 419,000 people. Find out more at the Community RePaint site here.

Browse the internet

Tab for a Cause

‘Tab for a Cause’ is a browser extension you can add on for free. You will raise money when you open a new tab – each time you do, sponsors give money that is then donated to your chosen cause.

It won’t cost you a penny but can make a positive difference to vital charities. Last year, the extension provided a whole year of clean water to 5,688 people with Water.org and protected 182 acres of rainforest with Conservation International.

Find out more on the ‘Tab for a Cause’ site.

Walk ‘Charity Miles’

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Whether you’re walking your dog, shovelling snow, going on a run or grabbing your lunch, you can earn money for charity whilst doing so. Download the fitness app with a twist, ‘Charity Miles’, and go about your normal daily life. For each mile you walk, cycle or run, they’ll donate money to charities on your behalf.

Find out more at Charity Miles site here.

Donate your hair

Going for a hair re-style and chopping your long locks? The Little Princess Trust take hair donations to make wigs for children who have lost their own hair when going through cancer treatment.

Your hair needs to be at least 7 inches in length and you can find out more at The Little Princess Trust here.

30-minute phone call with an elderly person

Lots of elderly people in the UK don’t have anyone to speak to regularly, and it can be very lonely and isolating. Age UK runs the life-changing scheme, ‘Call in Time’ – you can give half an hour of your time each week, to befriend an older member of the public with just a phone call.

You’re paired with someone who has shared interests and your calls can make a huge difference to their happiness and wellbeing.

Find out more at Age UK.

Contributing a regular, monthly donation isn’t the only thing you can do to help a charity. There are plenty of ways you can give back for free and really make a difference to the lives of others.

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