If you were given ten thousand dollars to help people in your community, how would you use it?
What are the worthy charities, organizations or people in your community that you feel deserve to be given financial help? Why are these groups or individuals important to you?
There are more organizations and charities than money to go around, but if I had $10K I would look for people in need of a CPAP machine and get them one.
Depending on the season, I would also give out air conditioners or heaters to the elderly.
There are plenty of charities but not enough help so I would rather spend my time looking for the needy within my community and help them each individually.
Honestly, if that were the only 10k I was going to have available I would want to reinvest it somehow to increase the profit and open a shelter and programs so the needy could have long term help.
God bless you.
Actually I would open a second saving account or something with a high interest such as a money market account and let that money grow. Then I would use the money to help people with individual needs. It will be a little tricky because I will run into people who claim that they need money or an item when they actually do not.
Would love to spend it on Girl child education and welfare campaign.
My community is located 30km away from the nearest supermarket. With 10k I would approach a local convenience store & offer to establish a greenhouse that can be maintained by community members to help provide produce locally grown. The initial investment wouldn't be enough to support the whole community but there is plenty of potential for expanding such a project. The greenhouse itself would help display our communities commitment to sustainable consumerism and hopefully allow further development of these types of services.
I would set up community gardens for homeless shelters. There would be trainers to coach homeless people in how to grow healthy food, and others to show them how to cook it. At some point, if there's enough food, they could even be taught to run a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for their community.
Homeless people would benefit by:
* Learning to grow and eat healthy food
* Connecting and centering with nature
* Feeling skilled and useful
* Increasing self esteem (hugely!)
* Becoming physically stronger
* Learning business skills
* Connecting with the community in a healthy way
I would make it a model project that could be extended to other homeless shelters.
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