You’ve had a turn of good luck and you have a lot of money on your hands. Hopefully, so much that you don’t know what to do with all of it. Hopefully you are also thinking of a way to help out, say thanks and give back.
Maybe you won the lottery and want to give some of it to charity, maybe you had an especially good night of poker, or maybe you expressly organized a charity game, and are looking for a place to place the donations from casino winnings gained from William Hill.
How to Say Thanks and Give Back After a Big Win
Fortunately, there are a lot of charitable organizations out there that offer all kinds of assistance to their beneficiaries. Here are a few kinds of charities you may be interested in donating to:
Healthcare isn’t always readily available, especially to those in developing countries. That is why West Africa was hit so hard by the recent Ebola outbreak. Reports from the WHO present that there have been 14 413 reported Ebola cases in eight countries since the outbreak started, with 5177 reported deaths. Cases also continue to increase in the affected countries.
You can help bring better healthcare to our less fortunate brethren by donating to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, The Red Cross, or other similar organizations.
POVERTY ALLEVIATION CHARITIES
According to the most recent estimates by the World Bank in 2011, 17 percent of people in the developing world lived at or $1.25 a day. That’s down from 43 percent in 1990 and 52 percent in 1981. This means that, in 2011, just over one billion people lived on less than $1.25 a day, compared with 1.91 billion in 1990, and 1.93 billion in 1981.
By supporting organizations such as Oxfam and CARE International, you can help these figures improve even more.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CHARITIES
Some 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year—equivalent to 36 football fields every minute. Loss of forests is also one of the foremost causes of species extinction.
Supporting Organizations like Green Peace, WWF, and Rainforest Alliance and help save our planet.
The global number of children in child labor has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million children. More than half of them, 85 million, are in hazardous work (down from 171 million in 2000). Though it’s getting better, the figures are still far from ideal.
Support UNICEF, Save The Children, among others and make a difference in a kid’s life today.
Last year alone, an estimated 31 million elementary students dropped out of school around the globe. Another 32 million had to re-take a grade. Education is one of the most important concerns that need to be addressed because many of the aforementioned issues are likely a result of lack of education. Thus, the solution can also be brought about by proper education.
Help or donate to UNESCO, UNICEF, or similar organizations and give kids world wide a better future.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
The ways that we mentioned are only some of the ways that you can help out and give back. Maybe you know someone who is in financial constraints and needs help, or maybe you know someone who wants to pursue higher education but can’t afford it. Just look around you and you’ll find there are tons of ways that you can help.