We all need someone to lean on, especially if we have some problems. We have to consider the fact that there are also individuals out there that might need us in some ways. That is the main reason why there are charities out there.
While you are walking on the streets, you might come across with individuals that will ask you for a money to help them with their goals on their charity. Of course, the first thing that will come up in our mind is if they are legit or not. Inner city charities can easily be filled scammers, so it is best that you know what you are up to before you hand over your hard earned money.
The first thing to do is to make sure that they are legit. Most of them even though those illegal ones will give you a paper that fills the objectives their organization wanted to fulfill. Most of us think that having just that will make you think that they are legit. Well, you might be wrong with it. If you can ask for another proof which most legal ones would provide, then be sure to do that too.
We all have our smartphones all the time and we are constantly connected with the internet. Right after you read everything about them, try to access the link they have provided on their pamphlets and see if the site is truly there. Most illegal ones will not be accessible, but some might also give you a URL that is somehow spoofed from the real one, so be careful.
If you have just proven to yourself that they are legit and their objectives are true, then it is time to consider what you wanted to accomplish. It is okay that you converse with them as well and provide your insights on what you think. Maybe you can help them with some of the ideas you have in mind. Just do not be too harsh with your words. Be kind and respect every individual always.
Conversing is one way for you to show that you are really interested with their goals. Giving money is one way to show your support, but knowing them even better will help you know clearly how genuine their goals might be. This can take some time though and if you are walking to your office because you are running late, then maybe this is a step that can be omitted.
Helping someone always feels good. Do not worry about what you will be loosing. Keep in mind that your money will always be there as long as you are working. As of now, you do not need a dollar on your pocket as much as someone who really needs it. So, be very open with the possibility of helping someone. You will be rewarded for it.
Being happy is always great. It will open yourself to great possibilities in the future. Helping someone means a lot to your self esteem and will further enhance your view to human life. This makes and improves our relationship to others all the time.
Helping comes in different forms. You can hand over your neighbor a piece of bread you bake or be the next Mother Teresa. No matter what, be genuine with it. God bless us.