We all donate, volunteer, or get involved in some sort of charities each year. There is a lot of causes out there that need our support.

But we tend to get involved in the ones that we have been directly affected by to some degree. Either you were affected directly or you know someone who has been affected. It seems that most people only get involved when they are of need. And there is nothing wrong with that. We definitely need to support the charities that we hold dear to our hearts for how they have affected us. It’s a good thing.

I think that we also should include charities that we have never done before and for good reasons.

1- It helps out more causes in need

2- It makes you more aware of other causes that need our attention

3- You can become better educated on various causes and help others with their causes

4- it allows for more variety in your life as well

There is so many different charities and causes out there that it is impossible for us to get involved and support each one. We simply do not have the time or the financial resources to do so. However we can do a few different things.

1- Get involved in causes that you are passionate about

2- get involved in causes that you have never explored before

3- Figure out your yearly budget for donations/time and divide them up into various causes/organizations or pick a few different ones each year

4- Simply support others in their causes

Just don’t wait until you are affected by something before you get involved.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do