SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN HELP

There are people this world that exists and people look at them and regard them as problems to the community and forget that it’s not their fault but that how God intended it. On another hand, there are people who live their life lavishly having everything they would want in life. They are not only enjoying the joy of essentials but also have what they want and desire; a luxurious living providing them an extra comfort. Yet there are other people who cannot even afford the basic requirements of living. They do not have shelter to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. People that have extra are living a comfortable and a posh life. While those who have barely the vitals are fighting each day for life. They fail to meet the basic requirements. Friends there is no one to blame if you have nothing thank God for your life and if you have abundance also praise the Lord and ask you self “what can I do for the poor”

There are people who have much more than they need to live while others have barely enough to survive.

Poor people do not have enough clothing, food, education and healthcare. Being poor means deprived economically, politically and socially. They hardly get opportunities. They have inadequate nutrition, higher risk of diseases and lack access to healthcare and basic essentials for living resulting in low achievement. As if this is not enough the children of the poor never have access to education unless “you” the rich intervene.

One cannot make such people to have enough but you can at least help them achieve the essentials of life and lead a prosperous life. Helping the poor and needy people is a good deed. Caring for the poor and needy people and helping them is a noble endeavor. The more you give to the poor and needy people, the more you strengthen them. If you give them the chance or opportunity especially for their children to go to school, you’ll see an effective and long-lasting improvement in their lives. Change your perspective. Instead of considering them as a project to help, view them as people to love and respect.

The following are a few ways in which you can help the poor and needy people.

  1. Moral Consolation

1One of the better ways to help the poor and needy people is to give them a hand up rather than a hand out. Giving them moral support, showing heartfelt humility and respect makes them aware that someone really does care about them and trying to improve their condition. By providing them with the opportunities to improve their condition on their own would increase their self-esteem and help them in overcoming barriers they face every day. Work with the poor and needy people and help them discover their own capabilities and capacity and putting them to use at the right place at the right time. Support them and let them know that they have something of value which can be used for meeting their basic requirements.

  1. Social Media

2Social Media has become one of the most used way to help the poor and needy people and perhaps, the easiest way as well. Through the use of Social media and Social Networking Sites like Facebook or twitter, one can raise his or her voice and create awareness and get a helping hand; can connect to various charity organizations or community centers involved in helping the needy people; can buy products online from websites that donate a portion of their proceeds to charity that helps the poor and needy people. If you can just spare a moment and visit us at www.ceapu.com/contact.You can choose to donate to our work or sponsor a child for only $39 a month.

  1. Personal Financial Help

3Individuals can help the poor and needy people monetarily also. Providing financial assistance to the poor can help them solve the basic problems of living. By providing money to the poor and needy people, they can get the essentials of living. One can get associated with charitable houses and donate money there to help the needy. By providing monetary help to the needy people, they can get meal for their family, a place to live or some clothes.

  1. Fund Raising

4One can join the fund raiser community or engage himself or herself with some organization who is involved in raising funds for the poor and needy people. They can join various activities and plan various strategies for fund raising like help in creating awareness in the society through various modes, conduct various shows like road shows, etc. They can organize activities and become an active member of an organization’s board or membership. Fund raising can involve donating items for free and holding auctions for those items. This would help raise funds. You can write to us and we will see what activity you can raise money for may be House renovations, Water tanks, Clothes, Office equipment’s, Children’s resource center, Chapel for the children, Supplementary feeding etc. Please get to us through www.ceapu.com

  1. Donate Groceries/Eatables

5Provide nutritious meals to the poor and needy people. Donating groceries can help end the hunger of poor and needy people. They cannot even afford a single time meal for themselves and their family, so donating food will make their stomach fill and stay healthy. Rather than wasting food or throwing it, it is better to give it to a needy person. If you can, this would give a poor person a smile.

  1. Collection Drive

6By conducting collection drives for food, clothes, books, blankets and other necessities one can help the poor and needy people. These collection drives can be conducted in schools, offices, churches or locality and reaches to the neediest people. It is one of the easiest ways to help the poor and needy people. Contact the organizations who work for poor people to find out what they need and then organize collection drive by setting up containers at schools, or local premises in which people can drop off donations, ask offices to donate to the drive. CEAPU (Christian Efforts against Poverty Uganda Just visit http://www.ceapu.com) is one of the best and most appropriate organizations that you can contact for such a cause.

  1. Group Involvement/Volunteering Teams

7Volunteering time and skills can help the poor and needy people. Creating awareness among the people for helping the poor and needy people can get more and more individuals join the drive. Groups can be formed that can help the needy, buy them a meal, give them a ride to shelter and other necessary assistance. Volunteers can help and teach them. These volunteers can help in arranging free health camps, doctors can be invited to treat the poor and needy people. Even the smallest efforts count. By sparing just few days a week and doing even the smallest bit possible can do great wonders for the poor and needy people. Also, one can encourage friends or family members to join for just a noble cause. If you have a trip to Uganda, do not accept to go back home minus visiting us to see what we are doing for the children in need.

  1. Donate Old Belongings

8In order to help the poor and needy, one can donate the old stuff from old clothes to appliances etc. Through donating old stuff, donating does help the poor people and makes a difference to those who needs such stuff. Donating clothes especially in winter season when the weather is too cold is of great help to the poor and needy people under our care. Unneeded stuff can be donated to brighten someone else’s day at ceapu.

  1. Better Understanding

9Understand the needs and requirements of the poor and needy people. Help them overcome the adversities of life. One can help the poor and needy people by understanding their wants, desires and thoughts without diminishing their dignity and helping them achieve those wants in a respectable manner. Also, one should treat the poor and needy people with respect and understanding. This would make a huge difference in their lives. Give them the same respect and courtesy you would accord your friends and family members. Respond to them with a kind word and a smile and this will save them a great deal.

  1. Education

10This is the strongest that one can do for the needy “Educate one, you have educated the nation” Thumbs up Dan Yleana Newton for the many that you have sponsored” Imparting knowledge can help the poor and needy to stand on their feet. Education is the beginning of getting out from hardships of life. Giving education to the poor and needy people help them to grow as individuals and help them lead a better life. Education can help them to get a job, be employed build career and achieve success, capability of handling problems and lead a successful life. The poor and needy people can become independent, self-sufficient and better human being through the power of education. Through education, we can help the poor and needy people to develop their skills so that they can take over efforts to revitalize their life rather than always depending on the outsiders to do so for them. Thank you so much for sparing your time to read our post. For more info see www.ceapu.com or write to us ceapuganda@gmail.com. God Bless you.

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