Giving Your with Time V.S. Your Wallet

By: Shae LaPlace

There are no shortage of worthy causes that need our time, and often our money. Depending on whether you actually have extra time or funds to give. One might be more suited to you than another. There are benefits to both!

For those of us who can spare the time from our schedules, getting involved with a cause to volunteer with is a great option. It means meeting new people, and getting hands on with our efforts to do good in the world. We can all use a reminder of how valuable our time can be, particularly when spent on the right things. Whether it’s helping out at a soup kitchen, an assisted living facility, an animal shelter, a charity event, or even a Powerful Ladies One Day of Giving. Our skills, hands, and abilities can make a sincere difference in the lives of others. This can be a great option for those who may not be in the financial position to make monetary donations to the cause of their choosing.

If you have the funds and want to contribute to a cause financially, the list of worthy recipients is endless. There is a misconception about donations that you have to be able to make some massive contribution of hundreds of dollars, to make a real difference. As corny as it may sound, every dollar counts. Whether you can spare five dollars, or 700, it adds up to important change.

Powerful Ladies created One Day of Giving as a way to give with both your time and your wallet. Creating a One Day of Giving event that involves activities you already love, so no matter how busy your schedule might be, you and your favorite, and most powerful friends can make a difference together.