Why we don’t have money to give
Too many times when I engage a friend, family member, or stranger, I hear that the reason they don’t give more to charity, is because they don’t have enough money. If you are like me, you would love to have more money to do the things you want to do! And you would love to have money leftover to give to a favorite cause. On a regular basis we have calls to give to charity. Sometimes it is a cashier at the grocery store, or direct request from the payment terminal. Or, it could be a requests through the charity offering return address labels, for a contribution. Well, I have found a hidden source of money!!
We all have expenses
We all have set expenses each month, and our biggest expense are often groceries and eating out. I recently visited the SunBasket.com website and found great information. For those of you who don’t know about SunBasket.com, it is a meal in a box dinner preparation company. You sign up for a few meals a week, and they send exactly the amount of food you need for the recipes. No Waste. On their website I noticed the InfoGraphic that I have included below.
We need to be more intentional with our shopping. Placing an emphasis on what we truly need or want for a particular week. In addition we need to use the food that we purchase. Making a family pact that we will use the food on hand, instead of heading back out to the store because we were not in the mood for leftovers. Plus, we would save on our trash bill by reducing our overall garbage footprint. These saving would result in us having the money needed to give more to our favorite charities, while not missing out on anything at all.
Give it a try!