What are some ways I can donate to the poor?

There is a myriad of ways you can donate to the poor. That means there is a way for each person, taking into account your personality and passions.

Consider your options and find a way to donate that creates excitement in your heart!


Consider volunteering.

Consider volunteering your time at organizations in your local community, such as food pantries, homeless services, thrift stores, soup kitchens and other organizations that help those less fortunate.

Find a program that matches your hobby.

For example, if you are passionate about music, consider supporting a music program designed for low-income students. If you enjoy sports, search out a sports program at a community center near you. These programs are often in need of volunteers and financial support.

Meet a specific need.

For example, if you have a friend who is struggling financially, pay your friend’s car or rent payment. If you’re not able to donate the entire amount, help with the grocery bill or buy their child’s school supplies. If you don’t know anyone who needs help, contact your church or an organization that helps the less fortunate in your community.

Donate an income-generating gift.

Have you ever considered gifting a family a chicken or goat? That may seem like a crazy idea, but it can make a life-changing difference in the lives of the world’s poorest people. GFA uses income-generating gifts to help provide families with a new income source. For example, when you gift chickens to a family in need, that family will have eggs to sell and eat. They can also hatch chicks to increase their flock or to sell at the market. Your gift can give a family a new source of income for years to come.

Donate life-giving water.

In many areas of the world, people still do not have access to clean water sources. Some still have to walk miles to procure clean water so that their families do not become sick from waterborne illnesses. This task keeps many women and children out of school or work. When you donate to a water well project, you are providing health and opportunity to an entire community.