There are many people in Denver who give money to charities regularly. While this is very noble of them, it would be nice if many understood that charity does not always have to be formal. For instance, if there is a single mother who lives in the apartment complex where you reside, it would be nice to offer her free child care services or volunteer to run an errand or two. This is just as helpful as opening up your wallet and handing your money to an organization.
The main benefit of doing something like this is the fact that you can assist someone whose issues may not be covered by a traditional charity. In case you didn;t know, there are some charities that only help those they feel are in dire need. Considering the fact that need is something that is fairly subjective, some people who truly need help are not able to get it.
Another reason you should do something like this is simple. People are always complaining about giving money to organizations and having to worry about whether the money will be spent in the way that it was intended. Helping someone in your neighborhood means that you will know exactly how they were helped. Basically, you will not be writing a check that helps someone buy a brand new car while the homeless children you wanted to help are still struggling.
Unfortunately, there are countless people all over the city of Denver who need help. Some of them are so prideful that the idea of reaching out and asking for a hand is not something that they are comfortable with. If you see someone in need, you should be a good neighbor and help them. That is the true definition of charity.