Today, in face of this pandemic, everyone has taken a heavy toll. Due to the protracted state of lockdown, many businesses have gone to the brink of bankruptcy and many have been bankrupted. Which not only has impacted the economy but the whole social structure from the very richest to the poorest has been severely affected by it. Not only businesses and individuals, but communities as the whole have come into grasp of it. As it has forced a period on the progress of the community.
So, in these challenging times here are some easy ideas which can be practised by everyone to raise the spirit of the community. By practising this simple yet 5 effective things.
Check on Your Neighbors:
There is no need to go anywhere to earn some blessings, as it can be found in the neighbourhood itself. To Check on whether someone needs help, or to check on the elderly one's if they need to go to a pharmacy store or pick-up groceries. They can be helped by in such manner and help to reinforce the community around.
Buy Gift Cards to Small Businesses:
Nowadays local small-scale businesses such as salons, beauty parlours, coffee shops, restaurants, florists, etc are experiencing losses. They can be supported by buying gift cards from them which can be used later. It'll ensure respectful livelihoods to business holders and will always help in the upbringing of the community.
Stock a Pantry:
There are often people in every area who are not so financially stable. Offering a caring and helping hand to them can go a long way in supporting the community around. Look out for organizations or trusts in your locality which provides food kits to needy. Donating stuff to such organizations and also advising them for the same can kick in a positive change. If not this there are other options such as The Trussell Trust, who operate a nationwide network of food banks, distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis in the 2018/2019 financial year, a 19% increase on 2017/2018 and 73% increase over five years.
The Buddha who was a philosopher, mendicant, mediator, spiritual teacher, and religious life reader who lived in Ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism and worshipped by most Buddhist schools as Enlightened. Said truly that “If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way."
When it comes to helping the community, it doesn't always have to be through donating time or money, if there is some unused stuff lying in a corner of the home covered with a centimetre-thick layer of dust, it can be put to philanthropic use. It can be Cleaned and considered to be donated to those who are in need. For the same purpose donating books, stationery items, spare clothes, pieces of jewellery, or homewares to some orphanages or charity shops can be considered. If not these, consider offering food to the poor and the deprived one's.
Apart from this, there is also a great opportunity to donate these things to an organisation such as The British Heart Foundation – who raise money to fund research into cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases – even offer to collect items like these for free. With such initiatives by taking a small step towards making a big change in the lives of many,
If one is healthy enough, the same can be promoted among others. In simple words, by donating blood to the one's battling for life. For the same thing, reaching out to blood donation camps in the community and offer a helping hand.
If one strives for to bring about a positive change, it can be done alone itself by initiating a change, for instance, Marc Kielburger who is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Craig Kielburger, Marc co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called Free The Children’s WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.