About help needy according to the bible Deuteronomy 15:7-11: “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cries to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘you shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.
How To Help Needy?
Here are the best 10 things you can donate to the poor and needy people:
10. Donate Old Belongings
In order to help the poor and needy, one can donate the old stuff from old furniture to utensils, pencil, pen and every little thing that are lying in your house, which are of no importance to you anymore. Rummage through your belongings and give them away to the needy. Delving through old stuff and donating does help the poor people and makes a difference to those who needs such stuff. Unneeded stuff can be donated to brighten someone else’s day.
All the children love to play with toys, but unfortunately, not all of them get the chance to do so. When your children grow up, their toys are no longer of any use to them or to you. Thus in such a case, you can give them to some other children who do not even have a single toy to play with. So donate the old toys of your child to some poor people. This way you can make them happy, and seeing the smile on these children’s faces, you yourself will feel joy.
8. Talk About It In Your Youth Group
What are the first steps in finding solutions to problems? Its Brainstorming and discussion. At your next youth group meeting, put the difficulties of the poor and needy in your community on the agenda. Simply discuss and brainstorm. You don’t have to come up with a plan all at once. But discussing this will start the process and keep it in people’s minds. If you don’t have a youth group, get your friends together. After your next group meeting, pass around a box to collect donations for the poor and needy. Better yet, make this a weekly practice. Make one person responsible for collecting the money and sending it off after consulting everyone on which cause it should be sent for.
We know, there are many people who cannot even afford single time meal for their family. If you give some food to those people, it will make them a lot happy. How many times it has happened that you just leave some food in your plate wasted and your mother just throws it. This food may not be so important for you, but it is for them. Thus instead of wasting away your food, give it to poor and needy people. You may also donate some grocery products to them.
There are tons of ways to help out in your community through direct action. Ask at your local religious organization, or non-profit. Check out programs at your local library and see if they need assistance. There are many different groups that you can work with: children, the elderly, the mentally ill, the homeless, and women. You’ll need to decide which group you want to focus on. You can work in shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, at after-school programs, and employment centers.
5. Household Items
Many of our household items like old utensils, bottles, old freeze, etc. can be donated to needy people, instead of selling them at some shop for less than half of their original price. Poor people do not have sufficient items to fulfill their needs. You can help them up by giving them the things which are no more of any use to you. They may be of no use to you, but for them, these things are very important and useful.
Many people die just due to a single reason, blood loss. The deficiency of blood in the body may be due to several reasons, like, accident, some disease, pregnancy, etc. But some people are not even able to afford to buy the blood and give to their family members or friend when they need it and the patient may die then. If you are healthy, the blood keeps on forming inside your body. Thus do not worry about anything, and donate your blood to those patients who need it and cannot afford to buy it. There is nothing more important in saving a person’s life.
Many students consider study as a burden for them. They hate books and do not even know the worth of books. What is the importance of books and school should be asked by the children who cannot go to school because their parents do not have sufficient money to buy them books. Even if they want to study, they do not get a chance to do so. We on the other hand, just want to get rid of books some times. Thus when your academic session is over, instead of giving away your books back to the shopkeeper, or to throw them away, donate them, give them to ones who really want to study hard, but do not have any option to do so.
What do you do of your clothes which are old and you do not want to wear them anymore, you just throw them away, or give to your younger brother or sisters? Do you really think it is worth giving the clothes to them, or to throw them? The better option is that you go and give your clothes to someone who really needs them. Many people do not have proper clothes to wear. They wear old, torn clothes. In winter, they feel cold and this make them sick. In summer, the sun burns their skin. Even girls and women are not able to wear proper clothes. If you give your clothes to these people, you do not only make them feel happy but also you protect them from the outer environment. So just take your old clothes and donate them, to those who really need them and are not capable to buy clothes for themselves.
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 free 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 a career and achieve success, the 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. For this, you can collect a bunch of poor people from your area and give them a 1-hour education class every day.
These are the best 10 things you can donate to needy people to help improve their lives.