How to Make a Difference by Volunteering

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It’s important to me to give back to my community so I’ve been evaluating the different ways I can make a difference by volunteering. I’ve always tried to give back to different causes, and I’ve tried to show the kids how important helping others is. I’m hoping that by teaching them this life lesson at a young age, it’s one that they’ll take with them when they’re adults.

How to Make a Difference by Volunteering

How to Make a Difference by Volunteering

There are so many different charities and causes that I’d love to support, but both my time and my money are limited. Instead of spreading my time too thin, I’ve decided that I’m going to focus on one or two causes that are really important to me. I want to give back in ways that speak to me and ones that I feel I am making a difference in. When the kids were little, we often turned to the local food shelf to make ends meet. There always seemed to be too many bills to pay at the end of the month, and that never left enough money for groceries to feed two growing children. Our local food shelf was always there for us when we needed a few extra bags of food. They also worked with local area farmers to make excess garden produce available free to people who wanted them. I was always able to get extra squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce to help supplement our food budget.

How to Make a Difference by Volunteering

Because we relied on the food shelf when the kids were little, I knew that was a cause that I wanted to give back to. Years ago, after we were on our feet, the kids and I would spend Saturday afternoons at the food shelf putting food in bags for pick up. The kids learned that sometimes people need help and that they could give back by helping even if they didn’t have extra money to give.

Together, Chase, through the AARP Credit Card from Chase, and the AARP Foundation are fighting hunger and putting food on the tables of Americans 50+. They are also taking steps to feed those who are hungry now, while also developing long-term, sustainable solutions that proactively address the root causes of hunger among those 50 and older. This is a problem that we can solve.

Chase will donate $0.10 to the AARP Foundation for every restaurant purchase made with your AARP Credit Card from Chase in support of AARP’s Foundation’s Drive To End Hunger – up to a total of $1.1 million. This is an easy way to help even if you don’t have time to volunteer.

To learn more,  visit AARP Credit Card from Chase or AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger.

I am participating in a VIN campaign. This is a sponsored post by AARP Credit Card from Chase. The content and opinions expressed below are my own. I am in no way affiliated with AARP Credit Card from Chase and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.