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40 FREE Ways to Make a Difference Right Now

Recession, inflation, market fluctuations and other economic woes often cause us to tighten our belts and reduce our generosity toward others.  You do not have to write a big check to create positive change.  Free opportunities appear each day; the next time one offers itself up in front of you, at that moment you have a choice to give or ignore.

confused manThe list is never ending, but here is a starting point:


Raise money for a cause you believe in

When you see trash, pick it up

Spearhead a petition you believe in

Pass on good news

Give up your seat

Donate blood

Surprise someone


Smile at a stranger

Send a thank you to someone who helped you

Throw a party for someone celebrating a milestone

Mentor a colleague who is new in your field

Rescue an animal from a shelter

Lead by example

Plant a tree

Clean up a beach

Reduce, reuse and recycle

Live a greener life

Donate items to charity

Host a neighborhood garage sale

Take the oldest person you know to lunch, or carry it in

Call an old friend or client you have not heard from in years

Welcome a newcomer

Join an organization or club

Tutor a child

Share your talents with others

Be the cool head in a stressful situation

Hold the door

Listen without judging

Find a solution to a problem

Say thank you often

Offer support to a friend in need

Beautify your community

Give more than you take

Be of service

Elect to be an organ donor

Host a "how to" event

Compliment others on their successes




Remember, everyone is going through something. Your acts of kindness may lighten their load.




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