Sometimes it can be hard choosing a charity to support. There are just so many of them out there. You want to offer some of your income you made from your job but just can't decide on what charity to donate to. So many worthwhile causes to choose from. You can support charities that help out people with diabetes, charities that help mentor young children or charities that support Alzheimer's disease. Many local companies choose and support their own local charities, (for example, some companies support the MS Society of Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association), and your employer may be one. You don't have to write out a check in order to make a donation. If you would like to take a moment to pay a visit to a sponsor of ours, - pick your own apples at Luna Farms.
There are plenty of other ways you can spend your hard earned cash. There are also ways you can donate by not having to give money. You can run a marathon in support of a charity and collect donations from other people to sponsor your run. You can partake in a charity softball game that your firm puts on. You can also take time out of your day and become a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child who can use a friend. Those are all great ways to donate to a charity. However, if you can't make such a time commitment and just want to donate money, you can do that, too.
Thinking about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a deserving child? Visit their website to learn more.
Another way is by buying raffle or lottery tickets. One popular raffle that is held in Toronto is put on by the SickKids Foundation. Every year, lottery tickets are sold in order to raise money for local Toronto hospitals. Not only do you get to support a worthwhile cause but there is also a chance of coming away with a really big prize. Lottery tickets for the SickKids foundation are sold during the months of May and June each year. Tickets cost $100 for one ticket. They can also be bought in packages. You can get three tickets for $200, five tickets for $300 and ten tickets for $500. Whatever you feel most comfortable with giving, the SickKids foundation will gladly accept.
Prizes for the SickKids Foundation lottery draw vary. They include both cash and prizes. This past year, the main grand prize was 1 million dollars in cash. There are also other prizes such as smaller cash prizes, trips to destinations all over the world, watches, brand new vehicles, and television sets. All very impressive.
So, why not buy a ticket or ten and help support the SickKids Foundation? You get a chance at becoming a millionaire and potentially supporting the construction or re-building of a hospital that will treat sick kids. You can't go wrong with that.