5 Things That You Can Do to Help Others


Things that you can do to help others lifestyle blog post wallpaper; rose, rings and jewellery box feminine flatlayIf you have the time and money to spare, here are just some of the things that you can do to help others. I can’t say that I’ve done all of these, but making this list will give me something to look back on and keep in mind.

Just as a disclaimer, I’m not suggesting that if you don’t do any of these then you’re not a good person or anything like that. We all have things going on and sometimes taking the time out can be near impossible.

Nevertheless, here are just a few ideas I’ve come up with (this list is by no means exclusive):

  • Give to charity. You can donate old stuff to charity shops, such as clothes, books and DVDs. We do this a lot at home and it’s something that I’d like to continue doing. Alternatively, you can occasionally donate to one or several charities. It’s also good to buy stuff from charity shops as anything they raise goes to those in need. When I was much younger, I was ashamed to mention that a few of my clothes were from charity shops because I thought my friends would laugh at me. Although I’ve actually bought quite a lot of nice things from charity shops, so it’s worth considering.
  • Become a blood donor. I’ve done this a couple of times. The process is actually quite easy, and it doesn’t take too long. Until recently, this wasn’t something I’d considered – mostly because it had never occurred to me. If you’re able to, donating blood is definitely something to consider. They’re always looking for donors! What I would say, though, in the UK they have a set of criteria that you need to fit to be able to donate. If you live in the UK and want more information, read this article ‘Who can give blood?’ to find out if you’re eligible.
  • Become an organ donor. You can also sign up to become an organ donor. If you live in the UK and this is something that interests you, click here to find out more information.
  • Adopt or sponsor an animal in need. We’ve been lucky enough to adopt two stray cats (Barney and Cleo), and they’re little cuties. There are so many animals out there who need loving homes, so it’s always better to adopt; don’t shop. My mother does this thing where she pays for some stray dogs in Romania to be brought over to the UK. I didn’t even know this was a thing, but apparently, it is. There are charities and organisations that fly animals to other countries such as the UK. If you’re able to donate, then it’s worth considering.
  • Volunteer. If you have any spare time, it’s worth taking a look at local volunteering placements that are open. This is something I’ve been meaning to do, so I need to get myself into gear.

So, those are 5 things that you can do to help others. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know in the comments below! Also, my links are below, so come and say hi!


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  • Amy Eade

    What a lovely post! I used to give blood, but can’t anymore because I’m anaemic. I think being on the organ donor register should be mandatory really!
    Amy xx

    • Thank you for reading! Aw, that’s a shame but at least you’ve been kind enough to donate in the past! I think so too, to be honest! x

  • Brianna Higdon

    I adopted my cat this year and I love her! Great post 🙂 http://briannamarielifestyle.com/

    • Aww, I bet she’s a cutie! And thank you! x

  • Alan Moore

    I find that a little smile and acknowledging others makes a difference. I bumped into an elderly lady this morning at a cash point, two minutes later after talking about train prices she left with a smile.
    Happy new year everyone:)

    • That’s very true! The small things do count.

  • ɐllǝq

    I love volunteering and I’d love to become a blood donor! Loved this post and Happy New Year!
    xx http://www.isabellazogheib.com

    • That’s brilliant! Becoming a blood donor is such a rewarding experience. I’m yet to volunteer, I need to get on it! And happy new year to you too xx

  • Caitlin

    Love all of these but especially the one about helping animals! I always think that the true measure of a person is how they treat those more vulnerable than themselves and who can do nothing for them

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    • Yes, I couldn’t agree more! It really does say a lot about a person. It’s always heartwarming to hear about those who have gone out of their way to help animals, I absolutely love hearing those stories. x

  • I love animals and adopting my puppy last year was the best decision ever. So happy to hear you adopted two stray cats! Sounds adorable 🙂


    • Me too, they’re so cute! Aww, I bet he’s adorable and thank you! I’m surprised mom let us given that we already had three dogs at the time x