How to Give Back on a Budget

These are simple ways to give back this holiday season without breaking the bank.

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Donate a part of your purchases to a good cause.

AmazonSmile allows you to easily give back while shopping. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the purchase price to charity of your choosing when you use AmazonSmile.

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Make someone smile.

It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of the holiday season. Sometimes it’s easy to forget what the holiday season is about. It is giving back. It is easy to write to military veterans or soldiers overseas. Operation Gratitude’s program for letter writing makes it easy– . For more information, please visit the organization’s site.

You can even download a “thank you for your service” letter template here!

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Help your community.

Grab a friend to spend some time picking up trash from places where it tends to accumulate. You can make your area more welcoming and festive by doing this. Volunteering to teach English to non native speakers is another way to give back to your community.

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Download charitable apps.

Are you interested in helping others while being active? Try an app like Charity Miles, which donates money to charity for every mile of activity that you log. Choose from the organization’s list of over 40 charity partners and get moving! For an additional motivational boost, you can join a team via the app.

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