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How to Donate Without Leaving Your House

How to Donate Without Leaving Your House

The pandemic has kept many of us in our homes for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on giving back. You can still help your favorite organizations, many of which could really use it right now—2020 has not been kind to the nonprofit industry. Check out these easy ways to donate while still chilling in your pajamas. 

 

Donate online.

This one may seem basic, but it’s effective and easy. Almost all nonprofit organizations now have an online donation option. Most use a platform to track and manage the donations they receive, so you can be sure that your money and information is being handled securely and safely. If, by chance, the organization doesn’t have this option on their website, mail them a check; most still accept gifts the old-school way.

 

Start a fundraising page. 

Some nonprofits will allow you to create a profile and fundraiser, then invite your friends and family to follow your page. You’re able to donate online, as well as include others in the process. Share your story about why you love the organization and how their gifts would help those in need You’re also able to share your profile on social media or via email to reach a wider audience. Most importantly, you have the chance to help a great cause without leaving the comfort of your own home.

 

Clean house.

We all have a lot of extra stuff we could probably do without or that doesn’t “spark joy,” according to Marie Kondo.  Why not clean house a bit while giving back? Your “trash” could be someone else’s treasure. Go through any gently used clothing, home supplies or toys your family doesn’t need and pack them up to give to a local shelter or cause. Many places offer drop-offs, or you can call the organization to see if they offer pick-up services. 

 

Become an organ donor.

This one is quick and easy. Check out the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services online organ donation page to register and become an organ donor in your state. Then next time you’re at the DMV (hopefully the line is short), ask them to put the registration stamp on your license. The little red heart with a “Y” inside is what this mark looks like. You get to help others without stepping away from your Netflix marathon. 

 

Donate for the future.

Did you know that you can include nonprofit organizations as beneficiaries in your will? Planning ahead like that helps nonprofits plan for the future.Have a conversation with your loved ones about your plans to give back when you’re gone or talk to a lawyer about drafting a document. When your will gives back to a cause, you can impact the world even after you’ve passed on. 

When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home. You can even come up with your own way to give back; get creative. Even with a busy schedule, you can make an impact on the world and know that your contributions helped make someone’s life better.

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  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

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  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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