Some people say they do not have money and special talents that could help others but donating is something you can do with your willingness to help others. The Chonnam Tribune will introduce some ways to make a donation that does not require special talents. Just start with something you can do, and you will realize that donating is easier than you thought. Why don’t you start to donate with these methods?
Bigwalk App Donation
You can make a donation easily by using a smartphone application. Bigwalk is a one-step donating application that anyone can use. You can give help to children who are unable to walk by walking around. You need to download the application and to register. Do not forget to activate the GPS on the phone. Then, it is time to click the ‘start’ button whenever you walk. When you walk 10 meters, 1 won will be donated to the handicapped children automatically.
There are various ways to help others with your physical efforts. One example is delivering coal briquettes. You can practice neighborly love by delivering them during the severe winter for the people such as seniors who live alone. Also, you can make kimchi for the winter and give it to underprivileged people around us. You can repair senior citizen’s houses, deliver packed lunches or you could become their companion to talk with. Also, you can bathe seniors who are not able to move freely. You can get more information about these donation programs from Gwangju Youth Service Center (http://gjcenter.net).
If you can knit, your ability can save children who are dying of hypothermia in Africa and Asia. The hat that you made will be used to keep a healthy body temperature of newborn babies who are vulnerable and might lose their life because of extreme daily temperature difference. Save the Children has operated a hat knitting campaign for newborns since 2007 in order to decrease the death rate of newborns. The organization has saved many children who suffered from hypothermia by giving hand knitted hats and money from selling knitting kits that contain a needle and thread.
You can help needy people by giving money to international and non-governmental organizations such as UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) and World Vision. Select the one specific donation organization you would like to donate to regularly, sign up to set the date and price. You can donate money every month via automatic withdrawal from you bank account. Also, there is another way to donate by selecting a child who needs help. Once you are matched, your donation will go straight to the child and help the child get education for a better life.
By Lee Chan-mi, Tribune Reporter